Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Marital and Family Therapy program should know:

  • A broad theoretical basis for the practice of art psychotherapy
  • The complex societal culture in which they are engaging
  • The legal and professional responsibilities of the licensed practicing psychotherapist.

Graduates of the Marital and Family Therapy program should be able to:

  • Advance to professional engagement in the mental health community
  • Describe individual and family dynamics according to the theory and concepts of the discipline of marriage and family therapy.
  • Delineate short term and long term psychotherapeutic goals and develop treatment plans
  • Synthesize the art therapy modality with traditional theoretical approaches and use a variety of techniques and interventions to achieve systemic change
  • Present case material in verbal and written form at a professional level
  • Work with others from varied and diverse perspectives
  • Engage in critical scholarly discourse in the field of art psychotherapy

Graduates of the Marital and Family Therapy program are encouraged to value:

  • An increasing commitment to change as part of the psychotherapeutic and artistic process
  • The ongoing development of multicultural competencies
  • Engagement with the community in the service of social justice.