Are you currently a mental health practitioner who would like to use the creative power of art to impact someone’s life? PennWest’s Certificate in Art Therapy can help you get there on your terms, at your own pace.
Delivered 100% online, this post-master's certificate teaches you the essentials of art therapy, including history and theory. Experienced faculty will share insights into the therapeutic benefits of a variety of art processes and media, strategies and interventions, and how to apply them to treatment for individuals, groups and families. You will also delve into the legal, ethical and cultural considerations necessary to connect with people and help them navigate the challenges they are facing.
Built on PennWest’s foundation of excellence in Counseling and the Arts, this program provides you with the qualifications you need to add a Provisionally Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) certificate to your current mental health credentials.
The post-master's art therapy certificate through PennWest Global Online allows students to add the qualifications needed for a Provisionally Registered Art Therapist to their current mental health credentials.
Choose to attend classes full- or part-time, whatever suits your schedule.
Get real-world experience through a supervised internship.
Ranked #8 in the country by Nonprofit Colleges Online’s “Students Before Profits Award."
Carolyn Brown Treadon
Program Coordinator for Art Therapy and Assistant Professor
Projected Job Growth
According to 2019 data from O’NET OnLine, jobs for art therapists are projected to grow faster than the average U.S. job growth. The median salary for an art therapist is $48,220.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.