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Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program Internship

Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program Internship

As part of the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling program, students must complete three semester-long internships with local counseling centers. Students spend three days per week at their respective sites, which include both civilian and veteran treatment facilities. Students provide Art Therapy-Projective Imagery Assessments, individual, group and/or family art therapy for 9 hours per week, utilizing the other hours on site to attend team meetings, in-service conferences, complete documentation and conduct other related activities. Students rotate through one site per semester in order to obtain experience with children, adolescents, and adults, with service in at least one mental health facility. Students within the specialty tracks of art therapy in the schools, medical art therapy, or family art therapy are afforded that placement focus. These students work explicitly within the Hampton Roads area, and, through this program, gain immense hands-on experience while also providing direct care to the immediate Hampton Roads community.


    • Administrative Location

    • Lester Hall - Suite 304
      651 Colley Avenue
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • City of Norfolk
      Norfolk, VA
    • Project Partner(s)

    • Chesapeake Alternative School, CHKD, Children's Center, Christ the King School, Downtown Hampton Child Development Center, Eastern State Hospital, Hampton Roads Center for Youth, Hampton VA Hospital, Harbor Point Behavioral Health, Harbors Edge Retirement Center, Help and Emergency Response Shelter, Maryview Hospital, Merrimac Center, Newport News Behavioral Health, Pendleton Child Service Center, Portsmouth Catholic School, Province Place DePaul, Recovery Center, Renaissance Academy, Riverside Health Center, Samaritan House, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Skillquest, Transitions, YWCA
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty, Residents, Art Therapy and Counseling
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service, Research Scholarship
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Art Therapy and Counseling
    • Points of Contact