Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Advanced Studies in Art Therapy Certificate

The Professional Certificate of Advanced Studies in Art Therapy gives clinicians the skills and knowledge they need to competently, confidently, and ethically incorporate art therapy into their practice.  Students will study the history and tenets of art therapy, learn how to use art therapy assessments, studio art techniques and engage an art therapy group process. The Professional Certificate consists of thirty credits and a clinical internship, and is designed for professionals who have already earned a graduate degree in counseling or a related mental health discipline. The Professional Certificate prepares graduates to become a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).

Program Length

1-2 years

Program Format

On-site – East Falls Campus


Masters Degree


Rolling Admission

1 Jun

Deadline FOR FALL
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Choose between our certificate program to gain and incorporate art therapy skills into practice, or our professional certificate program and internship supervision for credentilaing as a board certified Art Therapist.

Contact Us

Program Information

Sheryl Cooley
Community and Trauma Counseling

Phone: 215-951-0253

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 215-951-2800