Art Therapists


Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.
Also called: Art Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Counselor/Art Therapist, Group Therapist

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    master's degree
    certificate after master's
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