Art Therapy Master’s Degree at Notre Dame de Namur University Named One of Leading Programs in the Field

Ranking by places Notre Dame de Namur in the top 15 in the U.S.

For Immediate Release (10/14/2019)

NDNU Art Therapy Students
Notre Dame de Namur Art Therapy graduates and faculty

Belmont, Calif.天天色综合,天天干影视—The Art Therapy master’s degree program at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) was named one of the top 15 in the United States in a recent ranking by the nonprofit The ranking comes as the NDNU Art Therapy program is celebrating its fortieth anniversary, and as the faculty has made cutting-edge contributions in their latest publications.

天天色综合,天天干影视“It’s fitting that Top Counseling Schools has recognized our program on its fortieth anniversary,” said Professor Amy Backos, chair of Art Therapy at NDNU. “For four decades we’ve educated many of the leading practitioners and theorists in the field, and we’re continuing that tradition today.”

In just the last two years, NDNU faculty have published major contributions to art therapy, including Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy: Trends, Movements and Developments, edited by Professor Backos and colleague Professor Richard Carolan; and Art Therapy with Older Adults by Dr. Erin Partridge.

In addition to the master’s program, one of the largest and most diverse in the country, Notre Dame de Namur University also offers one of the first PhD programs in Art Therapy天天色综合,天天干影视 in the United States. With an international reputation, the NDNU art therapy programs attract students from countries around the globe.

Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,500 students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third-oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and teacher credential programs. NDNU has a historic campus on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley, a satellite campus in Tracy in the Central Valley, and online programs. For more information, visit


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