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Ikuko Acosta

Clinical Associate Professor

Art and Art Professions

(212) 998 5700

Ikuko Acosta, Ph.D., ATR-BC. Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program, has extensive clinical experiences as an art therapist as well as an art therapy educator for the past twenty years. She has worked with a wide range of populations including geriatrics,adults, adolescents and children. She has lectured widely, and has presented workshops and inservices throughout the United States and other countries including Italy, Korea, Iceland, and Turkey. She has published articles in "American Journal of Art Therapy" and currently serves as an Educational Committee member at American art Therapy Associations, Inc.

Selected Publications

  • Rediscovering the Dynamic Properties Inherent in Art, American Journal of Art Therapy. Vol.39, February 2001.

 

Programs

Art Therapy

Our MA in Art Therapy integrates psychotherapy and visual arts practice that engages the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.

Courses

Art for Art Therapists

Studio work focused on enabling artists functioning as therapists to use their creative capacities in the service of individuals with adjustment problems and emotional disabilities.
Course #
ARTT-GE 2160
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Ikuko Acosta ,
Department

Art Therapy With Groups

Deals primarily with the theory and application of art therapy techniques for various types of groups in mental health facilities.Lecture, discussion, and studio work emphasize practical utilization of group techniques.
Course #
ARTT-GE 2032
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Ikuko Acosta ,
Department