Art Therapy


All AATA approved programs require prerequisite courses in studio art (18 credits) and psychology (12 credits), including developmental psychology (3 credits) and abnormal psychology (3 credits).

You do not have to complete these credits before you apply, but they must be completed before the start of the first semester of the art therapy master’s program.

One-of-a-kind residential program

Built in partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, this two-year, full-time residential art therapy program is the only one of its kind in the state of Indiana. Students receive internship and practicum assignments, giving them on-site experience working with professionals in the field.

Improve lives through art

Art therapy students use the creative process to help people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

Internships and job placement

Herron’s art therapy internship program provides services to 35 community partners and their clients. One hundred percent of art therapy graduates are employed in their field within weeks of graduation.

Explore career services

Student work

Courtney Williamson
Natalie Wallace
Amy Granger
Katie Hearn

Potential careers

  • Therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counselor
  • Behavioral health clinician
  • Behavior specialist
  • Primary therapist, co-therapist, or mobile therapist



Tessa Faraone

Adjunct Instructor


Liza Hyatt

Adjunct Instructor

Michelle Itczak

Michelle Itczak

Adjunct Instructor

Juliet King

Juliet King

Director of Art Therapy, Assistant Professor


Valerie McDaniel

Adjunct Instructor

Eileen  Misluk

Eileen Misluk

Assistant Professor

Melissa Parrott Quimby

Melissa Parrott Quimby

Adjunct Instructor

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