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Graduate Art Therapy Program Earns Accreditation
Marywood University News
Marywood University News
June 04, 2021

Marywood University’s graduate art therapy program was recently notified that it is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE).

Marywood University’s graduate art therapy program is founded in artistic, ethical, and spiritual values within a tradition of service. The graduate art therapy program at Marywood provides a supportive framework for the enhancement of students’ capacity to utilize the therapeutic qualities of art making with a wide variety of populations. 

The master of arts degree in art therapy at Marywood University trains professionals in the mental health field to use art as a catalyst for healing and self-actualization. Art therapy aids human development through self-discovery, self-awareness, and personal growth. Marywood’s graduate art therapy program exposes students to a variety of theories and approaches related to the practice of art therapy and the field of psychology. 

The CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits more than 2,100 individual education programs in over 32 health science occupations. CAAHEP-accredited programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure that they meet the standards and guidelines of each profession.

For additional information about Marywood University’s graduate art therapy program, please visit marywood.edu/art/graduate-programs/master-art-therapy.html, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234. For additional information about the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, please visit caahep.org.

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