Category Archives: In Class

MPS Art Therapy Class of 2013 Thesis Presentations

On Friday, April 19, the MPS Art Therapy Department’s Class of 2013 conducted its Thesis Presentations at the National Arts Club in NYC. During the course of their training, students explored theoretical perspectives and clinical applications of art therapy. The … Continue reading

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Opening Reception of Spring Exhibition 2013

Participants and friends of the MPS Art Therapy program gathered Thursday night for the opening reception of Through the Look Glass. The exhibit highlights work by second-year students and the clients they work with at their internship sites. Frst-year student scholarships are … Continue reading

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Spring Exhibition 2013: Through the Looking Glass

The MPS Art Therapy Spring Exhibition opens tomorrow! School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Through the Looking Glass” an exhibition of selected work by students in the MPS Art Therapy Department and the clients they work with at their internship … Continue reading

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In-Class: Visual Narratives & Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy

During this past Fall 2012 semester, second year students in the MPS Art Therapy program’s Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy class visited the Museum of Arts and Design to view the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American … Continue reading

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Methods & Materials: Working With Plaster, Working With Stone

Methods & Materials in Art Therapy is taught by Department Chair Debi Farber in the first semester of the 2-year program. It offers a broad introduction to materials an art therapist might use to work with clients who may have … Continue reading

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Acetate Mural Workshop

During this week’s Methods & Materials class, students created conjoint paintings on sheets of acetate. The purpose was to gain skills which could potentially be utilized with their clients. Student dyads were brought through a relaxation and visualization. Afterwards, they … Continue reading

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Today in Methods & Materials

Methods & Materials in Art Therapy is taught by our department chair Debi Farber in the first semester of our 2-year program.  It offers a broad introduction to materials an art therapist might use to work with clients who may … Continue reading

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Art Therapy in Costa Rica Program 2012

The MPS Art Therapy Department conducted its second international multicultural issues and internship program May 20-June 9 at La Victoria Elementary School in Liberia, Costa Rica. Arrival Students arrived in Liberia on Sunday, May 20, and lived with host families … Continue reading

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Child Art Development: Making children’s books

In the Child Art Therapy class, taught by Lisa Furman, first-year art therapy students learn that one way to strengthen the alliance between therapist and child is by reading books together in sessions.  Many children in treatment come from emotionally … Continue reading

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Multicultural Issues: Wreaths

In the pictured project, students used a wide range of organic materials to create wreaths that reflected their personal cultural backgrounds. Wreaths can be created as part of an honoring ceremony for various populations. They can reflect on living and … Continue reading

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