- William James College's program is among a few programs in New England to meet the educational standards for both the International Expressive Art Therapy Association for becoming a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), and the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Profession to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Students seeking licensure in other states must ensure that their degree program satisfies the requirements of the licensing board in that state(s).
- The use of expressive arts therapy encourages interaction, sharing and trust in a safe place. Our curriculum mirrors this. Students will learn the history, ethics and practice of expressive arts therapy, integrated with the core curriculum of the counseling psychology requirements, which focuses on resilience and the integration of diversity, difference and inclusion.
- In addition, students will engage in a minimum of 360-hour practicum and 600-hour internship experience where they will practice their skills in counseling and the expressive arts therapy beginning in the first semester.
- William James College students will learn from distinguished and experienced faculty members who reflect the diversity of the populations we treat. Learn more about two of our faculty members:
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy program can be completed on a full-time basis (two academic years including the summer session, which is part of the second year), or on a part-time basis (three academic years with some summer courses).