2017-2018 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Drama Therapy (60 credits)

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Drama Therapy is a 60-credit program that integrates coursework, clinical work, and supervision in drama therapy and mental health counseling.The program is intended for those who wish to practice drama therapy interventions with a variety of clinical populations and in a range of settings. 


  • The specialization can be completed in two or three academic years of full-time study.
  • A first field placement of 450 supervised hours, and a second field placement of 700 clinically supervised hours are required.

Program Prerequisites

  • A minimum of six credits in psychology (usually abnormal and developmental psychology) with grades of B or better.

Program of Study

Required Drama Therapy Courses (15 credits)

GEXTH 5103Theory and Practice of Group Work: Expressive Arts Therapy

3

GEXTH 5110Theories of Drama Therapy

3

GEXTH 6027Performance and Practice: Art, Education, and Therapy

3

GEXTH 6300Introduction to Psychodrama

3

GEXTH 6301Drama Therapy and for Children and Adolescents

3

or

GEXTH 6009Developmental Transformations with Children and Adults

3

Required Core Courses (33 credits)

GEXTH 5010Principles and Practices of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

GEXTH 5032Orientation to Expressive Therapies

3

GEXTH 6032Human Development Across the Lifespan

3

GEXTH 6102Standards and Ethics in Clinical Practice

3

GEXTH 6105Examining Power, Privilege and Oppression in Clinical Practice

3

GEXTH 6106Research and Evaluation

3

GEXTH 6415Psychopathology and Clinical Practice

3

GEXTH XXXX Students select one special treatment issues course

3

GEXTH 6416Theories of Mental Health Counseling

3

GEXTH 6417Assessment and Mental Health Counseling

3

GEXTH 7017Thesis Seminar

3

GEXTH 5010 and GEXTH 5032: Taken before starting second year internship.

Field Experience Courses (12 credits)

GEXTH 5119Clinical Skills and Applications***

3

GEXTH 7700Supervision in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling I****

3

GEXTH 7719Supervision in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling II****

3

GEXTH 7721Supervision in Expressive Art Therapy and Counseling III****

3