Art Therapy Staff
Carrie Coblentz, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Community Art Therapist
Matthew Koshar, MA, ATR-P
Medical Art Therapist
Expressive Arts Staff
Jamie Dasher, BA
Expressive Art Specialist
Art Therapist in Residence
Giovanna Mingrone, CMP
Art Therapist Intern
What Does It Take to Be An Art Therapist?
A master’s degree is required for entry level practice in art therapy from institutions of higher education recognized by regional accreditation bodies approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The minimum educational, professional, and ethical standards for the profession are established by the American Art Therapy Association. The American Art Therapy Association’s Education Committee establishes the Educational Standards used by the Educational Program Approval Board (EPAB) to review art therapy masters programs for compliance and accreditation.
Educational requirements include theories of art therapy, counseling, and psychotherapy; ethics and standards of practice; assessment and evaluation; individual, group, and family art therapy techniques; human and creative development; multicultural issues; research methods; and internship experiences in clinical, community, and/or other settings.
At the Art Therapy Studio, we employ credentialed art therapists to influence change through art making within the context of a therapeutic relationship in accordance with the following professional regulations mandated by AATA.