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Pre-Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession where an art therapist facilitates the “use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem” (American Art Therapy Association, 2013).

A certificate in Pre-Art Therapy seeks to achieve two primary goals:
(1) to increase students’ understanding and knowledge about the field of art therapy, and
(2) prepare students to apply to art therapy graduate programs since a graduate-level art therapy degree is required in order to practice art therapy professionally.

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Duration: 2.0 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Meera Rastogi, PhD, MAAT, ATR-P
University of Cincinnati
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5331



The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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