Category Archives: Students

SVA Graduate Admissions Newsletter Feature: MPS Art Therapy Alum, Holly Brennan

MPS Art Therapy alum, Holly Brennan (2019), is highlighted in SVA Graduate Admissions’ Winter 2021 Newsletter! In the feature, Holly discusses working at a group home in Brooklyn and clients’ response to collaborative artmaking..Read more about Holly’s work and other … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Art, Professional Development, Students

Working with Clay and Soapstone in Methods & Materials Class

First-year students in Methods & Materials class recently experimented with self-hardening clay and soapstone. Clay is a therapeutic and organic medium, rich in cultural history and mythology. It can be reworked, repaired, destroyed, and rebuilt. Its three-dimensionality offers the artist … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, In Class, Students

MPS Art Therapy Special Project Highlight: Cross-Cultural Collaboration

This semester, MPS Art Therapy students have been collaborating across cultures in SVA’s Special Projects program. SVA students have been leading art therapy workshops with medical students in Latvia to promote self-care, connection, and stress relief. The project is facilitated … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, International, Special Programs and Projects, Students, Workshops

November 20th- Virtual Community Lecture: Ethical Issues in Treatment

Our next Virtual Community Lecture is on Friday, November 20th! “Ethical Issues in Treatment: Choices, Rules, and Self-Reflection” will be presented by Lindsay Lederman, ATR-BC, LCAT and will explore current ethical issues around confidentiality, telehealth, and boundaries. FREE and open … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Conference, Faculty, Professional Development, Special Programs and Projects, Students, Workshops

MPS Art Therapy Faculty/Staff Member, Liz DelliCarpini, Publishes Article in AATA Journal

Congratulations to MPS Art Therapy faculty/staff member, Liz DelliCarpini, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, on the recent publication of her article, “Breaking Bars: Community-Based Art Therapy Mural Project” in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association! The article details a … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Faculty, Professional Development, Special Programs and Projects, Students

MPS Art Therapy Student, Sarah Fine, Awarded American Art Therapy Association Scholarship

A big congratulations to SVA MPS Art Therapy student, Sarah Fine, on being selected as the recipient of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA)’s Irene Rosner David Medical Art Therapy scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Professional Development, Students

Vote With Mental Health in Mind: A Guide via the American Art Therapy Association

As election day approaches, our community may be interested to review the below nonpartisan resource from the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Your vote matters!

Posted in 2020, Art, Faculty, Professional Development, Students

Record Album Design in Methods & Materials Class

Recently, first-year MPS Art Therapy students created album covers in their Methods & Materials class. Decisions around genre, theme, and messages they wished to convey were considered. Witnessing the development of original music tracks and cover artwork depicting a personal … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, In Class, Students

Envisioning the Ideal Environment for Personal Peace

First-year MPS Art Therapy student, Gracy Vidal, reflects on how envisioning an ideal environment, or “happy place” can have the power to positively impact one’s state of mind: “This illustration was done at my first special project at the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Special Programs and Projects, Students

MPS Art Therapy Virtual Information Session

Prospective applicants are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 28th from 5- 6 pm for a Virtual Information Session! This session will provide insight into our interdisciplinary graduate program, the application process, and will feature a panel of current … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Students