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About Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

Painting of wooden building and pine forest covered in snow with snow-covered mountains in the background Art therapy combines theory and practice from the disciplines of psychology and art to promote mental health wellness.

Art therapy is one of the fastest growing fields in both human services and mental health services. Art therapists work in a variety of settings ranging from private practice to agencies and hospitals.

Communicating through talking and creative expression during the process of art therapy allows people of all ages to explore and understand their psychological and behavioral health.

For more information, please visit the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) website.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about art therapy at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Rick Mikkelson, Coordinator
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Art
Office: Myers Fine Arts 209
Phone: (518) 564-2464