Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm going to Grad School!

While it's been a few days since my last post, I've been very busy (in a good way)!

On Friday I received a letter of acceptance to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville's Masters in Art Therapy Counseling program! I'm beyond elated! :)

Art therapy counseling, as simple as I can describe, is a blend of mental health counseling where the client uses art as a means of communication. I've grown and made self-discoveries through art, and am eager to help others realize the same therapeutic ways. Art is truly an incredible means of expression and communication. How often are we lost for words, or do not understand our feelings? Art gives us a way to communicate and express without fumbling through our vocabulary or language barriers.

I cannot wait to embark on this incredible journey. Although it will be challenging, I stand to gain the most enriching experiences!

2 comments:

Kinichi River Designs said...

I've heard of art therapy, but never experienced it myself. It sounds fascinating! I hope you enjoy it! Sounds like you are well suited to it. Good luck!

Elizabeth said...

Hi! Well, I found your shop on etsy...and decided to check out your blog. I am in a counseling program at Winona State University - in Minnesota. Great program...I love it! I think art therapy is amazing...if I were able, I would want to pursue that avenue as well. Not sure where this degree will take me, but I'm hoping to end up on a college campus in a counseling center. Anyway, best of luck to you in your counseling/art therapy endeavors! Liz