At Seton Hill we provide the theory, skills, and supervised experience needed to practice art therapy effectively with diverse clients in a variety of settings. Our graduates have worked in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, alternative educational settings, prisons, homeless shelters, juvenile detention centers, residential group homes, day treatment centers, halfway houses, burn centers, pediatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, sheltered workshops, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and in private practice.
Becoming Registered & Board Certified in Art Therapy
Upon completion of Seton Hill's M.A. in Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling Program, graduates must complete 1000 supervised, direct client contact hours doing art therapy.
Art Therapy Registration (ATR Status)
Art Therapy Board Certification (ATR-BC status)
The Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) provides detailed information about becoming an ATR and an ATR-BC.
Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania
Upon completion of Seton Hill's M.A. in Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling Program, graduates may begin accumulating the 3000 experience hours (direct and indirect) required for counseling licensure.
Counseling Licensure (LPC Status)
The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors provides detailed information about becoming a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania. Applicants to the Seton Hill M.A. in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling Program who are interested in obtaining counseling licensure in states other than Pennsylvania are encouraged to research the education, experience, and examination requirements needed to obtain a license in their state of choice.
Application of Hours to Different Credentials
All experience hours that meet designated criteria and are supervised by appropriate personnel may be "double counted" toward both Art Therapy Registration and Professional Counseling Licensure.