Art Therapists

Art Therapists use art as a form of psychotherapy to encourage clients to explore a variety of issues including emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions or physical illnesses.


Art Therapist: Career Case Notes

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Graphic of clipboard on background of medical illustrations that reads: Profession: Art Therapist   Essential Qualifications: Degree in art therapy or art psychotherapy    Frequently works in: Psychotherapy practices, stroke and head injury units, dementia care, rehabilitation wards, schools, prisons   Frequently works with: Drama and music therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers and occupational therapists   Average work hours: Part time within daytime working hours, possible additional evening work   Key skills: Creativity, adaptability, resourcefulness, sensitivity, resilience, artistry, strong communication