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Meet the 2016-2017 Counseling Team

Life in a college setting, while most times fun and exciting, can also be fraught with stress and anxiety.  Managing coursework, deadlines, internships, and social lives can be taxing.  For the past ten years, MPS Art Therapy students have offered … Continue reading

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Currently Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

Every year MPS Art Therapy graduates compassionate, empathetic, dedicated students. MPS Art Therapy is an immersive two-year, 60 credit program that prepares students to become licensed, credentialed art therapists.  The program is interdisciplinary in approach, integrating the experiential components of … Continue reading

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“Waking Dreams”: Fountain House Gallery Collaborative Exhibition

Since 2000, Fountain House Gallery has represented artists living with mental illness and helped cultivate their creative growth. This fall, those artists partnered with five MPS Art Therapy students – Michal Assif , Saeideh Golji, Robert Huguenard, Sarah Lovett, and … Continue reading

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Reflecting on SVA’s 32nd Annual Art Therapy Conference

Reflecting on the Art Therapy Conference This year for our annual conference, keynote speaker Pablo Helguera shared wisdom about socially engaged art, speaking against a purely altruistic approach and encouraging a productive conflict, while also warning about the risks of … Continue reading

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Kicking Off December with an Embroidery Workshop

MPS Art Therapy students were inspired by the textile arts that they worked with in India over the summer and have been considering collaborative weaving as the core of their second-year exhibition. In light of this enthusiasm we decided to … Continue reading

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Three Questions with Monica Duque

I caught up with one of our newest faculty members about her work. You recently were a speaker and panelist at our annual conference along with artist Wangechi Mutu and psychologist Dr. Dawn Besemer. What was a standout moment at … Continue reading

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The Tapestries of Jean Lurcat

In preparation for our December embroidery workshop with Jeannine Han, we are looking at examples of innovative textile arts. Here are some wonderful pieces by Jean Lurcat from the mid-20th century. L’Homme de Hiroshima La Grande Menace Le Drome

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The Doli Healing Project: Art Therapy and Gender-based Violence


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SVA @ Materials for the Arts

Field Trip! Last Wednesday Val Sereno’s Community Access class went to Materials for the Arts for a fun-filled tour and a demo on a DIY recycled paper project involving scrap paper, a blender, a window screen, and lots of colorful … Continue reading

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Stop-Motion Animation as Therapeutic Tool

First-year students have been expanding their concept of expressive therapeutic techniques in Debi Farber’s Methods and Materials class.  Recently, alumna Irina Derkacheva (class of 2012) visited the class and shared her knowledge of stop-motion animation techniques. Not only can animations … Continue reading

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