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Creative Arts Therapy

creative arts therapy program, music therapy program, music therapy degree, music therapist, Nazareth College Rochester, NY

creative arts therapy program, music therapy program, music therapy degree, music therapist, Nazareth College Rochester, NY

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Healing in Harmony

Healing in Harmony

We know the power of music to soothe, but what about to heal? Music therapist, Betsey King, explains. Learn More

Our Master of Science Creative Arts Therapy Program is the only program of its kind in the region. It prepares those educated in art or music to be effective and ethical professionals specializing in the fields of Art Therapy or Music Therapy. Using highly collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, the Nazareth College program is committed to developing people who are capable of applying intellectual strength, ethics, and aesthetic values in the treatment of individuals, groups, and families.  Upon completion of this program, you will earn a Master of Science in Creative Arts Therapy degree with a specialization in Art Therapy or Music Therapy.

Key to the strength and success of the program is our faculty, all of whom are licensed mental health professionals. Throughout the program you’ll work with and collaborate with this group of professionals who continually demonstrate excellence in teaching, practice, research, publishing, and service. Beyond the accomplishments and publications of the entire faculty, the Creative Arts Therapy Department houses an eclectic mix of instructors from the following fields:

  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Reiki Treatment
  • Yoga Therapy

Music Therapy specialization

Music therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music in the context of a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of all ages.  Through comprehensive supervision by expert music therapy faculty and extensive interdisciplinary clinical experiences both on and off-campus, Nazareth’s music therapy program teaches students to become highly skilled practitioners with expertise in assessment, treatment and professional collaboration.

This specialization offers you an opportunity to gain and refine skills in an interdisciplinary, personalized setting.  The on-campus clinic serves children and adults and music therapy is provided as a stand-alone service or in co-treatment with Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Art Therapy.  Further diverse clinical experience is possible because of the over 50 music therapists working in the greater Rochester area.

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