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Creative Arts Therapy

Message from the Creative Arts Therapy Counseling Director

Dear Prospective Student or Interested Colleague,

We recognize that future Art Therapists come to this profession with diverse backgrounds and with different intentions. This discipline is rich in special interest areas and Hofstra's program is responsive to that. We are proud to present a varied education of excellence.

Our Creative Arts Therapy Counseling (CAT) program awards students a Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling. The program is licensure by New York State (NYS) and approved by the American Art Therapy Association. Since we are in the School of Health Professions and Human Services at Hofstra University, our students have the unique opportunity to take elective courses in related licensure programs while enrolled in the program.

We anticipate current creative arts therapy trends so new courses and additional programs are always being developed. In addition to our electives in clinical expressive therapies (drama, movement, music, poetry, dance, play and sandtry) we offer courses in grief and loss and systemic approaches to art therapy. Individualization is encouraged and strengthened by the diverse faculty members and by our active student club activities.

Hofstra University is only a 30 minute train ride to Manhattan. Hofstra students may attend events sponsored by the New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA), the New York chapter of the American Art Therapy Association, as well as recreational and cultural activities.

To learn more, please email or call me at (516) 463- 5300.

Best,
Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, MHC


Creative Arts Therapy