Sometimes we just cover up whatever hurts us. But we need to clean that wound out, or it will get infected. - Virginia White, Art Therapist, '90
Virginia White, an adjunct professor of art therapy here at Carlow, is also a child and family therapist at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), where she counsels youth who have experienced sexual violence of some kind. She has a weekly caseload of about five clients per day, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years of age.
Art therapy preparation is an interdisciplinary major sponsored by the art and psychology departments. This program prepares you for further study in art therapy on a graduate level. The program integrates a strong fine arts background with an in-depth study of psychology and art therapy. Because of Carlow’s urban location in the heart of a major medical and therapeutic complex, you will have unparalleled and convenient access to observation and practicum experiences.