What's it like to be an Art Therapist?
Art Therapists plan and conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients’ emotional, physical and cognitive well-being.
Tasks and duties
- Establishing goals and objectives for arts therapy sessions in consultation with client or client groups.
- Designing arts therapy sessions to meet a client’s goals or objectives.
- Instructing individuals or groups in the use of arts media, such as paint, clay or yarn.
- Providing guided self-expression through art to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive or emotional difficulties.
- Acknowledging client progress and reflecting upon their reactions to the artistic process.
- Designing individual treatment plans that incorporate arts therapy, counselling and psychotherapy techniques.
- Writing progress reports related to individual clients or client groups.
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How to become an Art Therapist
- Complete a bachelor degree in art, art therapy, counselling, psychology, social science or a related field at university.
- Complete a postgraduate qualification in arts therapy. The postgraduate course must be recognised by ANZACATA.
- Complete 750 hours of supervised field experience on a clinical placement.
- Register with ANZACATA.
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