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New book by two FSU faculty members connects art therapy, career counseling

Published February 3, 2023

The cover art for "Art Therapy and Career Counseling."Two Florida State University professors have published a book that connects art therapy and career counseling, one of the first of its kind. Barbara Parker-Bell, Psy.D., director of FSU’s Art Therapy Program within the College of Fine Arts, and Deb Osborn, Ph.D., professor and co-director of psychological and counseling services within the College of Education, recently announced “Art Therapy and Career Counseling: Creative Strategies Across the Life Span.”

The book is a comprehensive career development guide that offers creative approaches for understanding, assessing, and supporting ethical career development strategies.

“Dr. Osborn and I have been working on this book for quite a while and we’re so excited that it is now available to the public,” said Parker-Bell. “We hope that art therapy educators, therapists, counselors and psychologists will appreciate these fresh and creative approaches to career development.”

The book is now available through Amazon and other retailers.

The Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy program offers degrees in master of science in art therapy as well as the doctor of philosophy in art education, with a major in art therapy research and practice. Learn more about these programs at