Graduate student in the Creative Arts Therapy Club of Hofstra (CATCH) organized an art exhibit of works created by students and faculty of the MA in Creative Arts Therapy program in the School of Health Professions and Human Services.
The club collected more than 35 pieces of art of various media that were made either in class, in a studio, or at home.
“Art is one of the things that ties our students and faculty together, and this exhibit was a chance for us to get together to acknowledge and know one another through personal artwork we have produced,” said Allison Williams’18, president of CATCH. She entered a graphite drawing called “Home Alone,” which took about 25 hours to complete.
The Creative Arts Therapy program prepares students to be licensed creative art therapists (LCATs) who foster creative expression as part of the healing process for individuals who have experienced mental or physical illness, stress, or trauma, among other conditions. They also work with the elderly and those with special needs, in settings ranging from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to adult facilities, day treatment centers, mental health centers, and schools.
The 53-credit Master of Arts program has been approved by the American Art Therapy Association since 1984. Graduates are eligible to be licensed, registered, or board certified in art therapy.
About 45 people attended the opening reception for the exhibit, which was held this semester in Hagedorn Hall.