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MPS Art Therapy Philosophy of Space

The MPS Art Therapy Department is housed in an expansive, newly renovated space, that includes an open studio with an observation area for the training of students. Students lead groups and observe fellow classmates and professionals in group leadership. Clients … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to students in the soon-to-be graduating MPS Art Therapy Class of 2017, upon successful completion of their thesis presentations! Here is the list of students and their thesis topics, in the order they were presented: The school year ends … Continue reading

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Art & Horticulture Therapy

SVA alumni, Lena De Leo, ATR-BC, LCAT, presented to SVA MPS Art Therapy department a lecture about the intersectionality of art and horticulture therapy. She is a supervising art therapist at Green Chimney’s Residential Treatment Center in Brewster, NY, where … Continue reading

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This Friday, April 21: Class of 2017 Thesis Presentations & What I Carry Opening Reception

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Transforming Space

Transforming Space, an elective class taught by MPS Art Therapy Department Chair Deborah Farber, is a mini-course designed to offer a deeper understanding of material and method used in art therapy by focusing on long-term projects and non-traditional materials. Unique … Continue reading

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Community Lecture Series: Art of Autism – Beyond Etiology, Friday, April 14, 6:30-8pm

Join MPS Art Therapy next Friday, April 14, for our final Community Lecture of the Spring 2017 semester! This lecture will discuss the latest research on the etiology of autism and later explores treatment plans using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) … Continue reading

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The Face of Hidden Leaders: Opening Reception April 6

Join us in celebrating the talents and work of featured young artists in this collaborative exhibition. Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6, 5-7pm Friends and Family Reception: Friday, April 7, 5-7pm 132 West 21 Street, 5th Floor

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Loving Human Kindness: Opening Reception Thursday, April 6

Join us for the opening reception of Loving Human Kindness, an alumni-curated show on view from April 1-21. Reception is April 6, 7-9pm, 132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor Project Space Studio. Email [email protected] to make an appointment for additional … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Each Spring semester, the 2nd year Community Access Through the Arts class visits Materials For The Arts, located in Long Island City, NYC. Materials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to … Continue reading

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Faculty Member Val Sereno Presents at the American Society on Aging Conference

Val Sereno, faculty member in MPS Art Therapy, presented this past Monday at the American Society on Aging (ASA) conference in Chicago. There were over 2,000 mental health professionals in attendance at the Hyatt Regency.  Her workshop was a collaboration with two … Continue reading

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