The twenty-seven students of the Class of 2014 visited the MPS Art Therapy department today for a program orientation and artmaking. Department chair Debi Farber and special projects coordinator Val Sereno introduced students to program expectations and opportunities, including the option to work at various sites through short-term, voluntary special art therapy projects.
Internship coordinator Liz Dellicarpini and faculty supervisor Robert Grant told students more about what they may experience in their upcoming internship placements. Students will receive supervision both on-site from an internship supervisor and in a weekly group supervision class in the department, so they will be supported through challenges they may face as they start working as therapists-in-training.
The orientation concluded with an artmaking activity that prompted students to reflect on what may challenge and encourage them in the program ahead.