The Visual and Performing Arts Department at CBU has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant by the H. W. Durham Foundation to be used in collaboration with the Ave Maria Home. Students working within this concentration will be a part of creating CBU’s first field study course in the area of Art Therapy. The course will be led by Art Therapist Sarah Hamil and the VAPA Chair Jana Travis. Students will learn the skills needed to design and execute art therapy sessions for Alzheimer patients while documenting their progress through hands on research. The course will be taught in spring 2014 and again in fall 2014. CBU is the only University in Memphis and the surrounding area offering a BFA with a concentration in Art Therapy.