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Art Therapy Program

Students learn a variety of media applications to work with their clients.

Self-portrait puppets from ATR 650 Art Therapy Materials & Methods- Class of 2015

MMartin puppet

(Therapeutic puppet assignment - ATR 650 - "Jefeguru" (left) created by Michael Martin; class of 2014)

The  Art Therapy Program is accredited and approved by the American Art Therapy Association. Inc. and as such meets the Education Standards of the profession. Learn more about the Art Therapy program at Naz.

Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Art therapists advance cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual repair and are licensed professionals trained in both Art and Psychology. They are skilled in various art media, and qualified practitioners in assessment, diagnosis, research and treatment. They provide diagnostic information and consultation to allied health professionals.

The Horovitz Scholarship

To learn more about the Horovitz Scholarship and if you qualify, click here to download the form.

To learn more about our courses, you can browse the electronic course catalog.

Interviews for applicants to the Art Therapy Program are scheduled for next year on 2/6/15. Learn more »

A Word About Loans

You can read the document (click here), but basically, if you work full-time( or several part-time jobs in these categories that add up to full time hours) for a public service (such as emergency management, military service, public safety, law enforcement, public interest law services, early childhood education, public service for individuals with disabilities and the elderly, public health, public education, public library services, school library services, or other school-based services, and/or full-time Americorps or Peace Corps positions) and combine all your loans to a direct consolidation loan, make 120 (10 years) of on-time payments they will forgive the rest! They do not have to be consecutive months either. 

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