This is the fourth and final installment in a series of stories about Herron's 2021 graduates whose creative practices include research, teaching, and clinical approaches.
Since 2012, our two-year master's degree program in art therapy has taught students how to combine artistic expression, human connection, and research to contribute to the exciting and growing field.
This year's graduates are finishing up their theses and preparing to become Registered Art Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Indiana. They will be able to work in a variety of settings once board certified, including but not limited to hospitals, schools, shelters, and community health centers.
We highlight their thesis research here to provide a glimpse into the many ways in which they will help people of all ages in not only overcoming trauma, but also restoring emotional equilibrium, improving mental wellbeing, relieving stress, and promoting personal growth.