Comments on: Find a Job as an Art Therapist Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Juliet Asher Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:09:23 +0000 Hi, I am a Children’s and young people’s Art Therapist of 20 years, and am having a really hard time right now trying to find work in England… as are all Art Therapists I suspect!. I have a great deal of experience of working with Trauma , Sexual abuse and Attachment disorders. I live in the west Midlands/Shropshire area and would love to hear from anyone who feels that my services would be required, at home and abroad. Thankyou

By: AnnCharlotte Tavolacci Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:18:44 +0000 I am a licensed Art Therapist, Fine Artist and Art Educator. I have a BFA from School of Visual Arts and a MA (Clinical Art Therapy) from Long Island University. I am located in NYC. I am currently employed but feel ready to embark on a new career adventure as I have been working at a nonprofit servicing the homeless for over three years now. I also have my own personal fine art studio and I teach and lecture on the graduate level through out many organizations.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or learn more about my background, services and fine art at:

Thank you!

By: Deana Kerbs Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:51:05 +0000 Cottey College, a leading private liberal arts college for women, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Expressive Arts Therapy, starting August 2015. The successful candidate will have a graduate counseling/therapy degree (PhD preferred) and experience in teaching courses in expressive/creative arts therapy or related fields. The candidate should demonstrate a strong interest in undergraduate education, teaching and advising, and a desire to participate in the growth and development of the Expressive Arts Therapy program at Cottey. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Further information about Cottey is available at Review of applications begins November 21, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Cathryn Pridal, VPAA, Cottey College, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772. E-mail:; Fax 417-448-1030; Phone: 417-667-8181. EOE

By: SarahV Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:21:24 +0000 Hi, it would be good to add the Australian market to your viewpoint here & other countries for a more global perspective. I’ve recently completed a post-graduate advanced diploma in Art Therapy in Sydney, my insurance covers me for 6 weeks of overseas work & I still consider myself a professional, without an MA, given my years of ‘life’ experience. Whilst the academic & theoretical foundations are essential for ethical practice, I also feel there’s a human element around compassion & unconditional positive regard for our clients, which cannot be ignored. When working with children, depending on the country, you may need a certificate in children’s services or the appropriate NVQ conversion qualification, plus the relevant checks. Might also be worth adding in definitions of Art vs. Play, vs Expressive Arts Therapy into the discussion.

By: Sophie Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:26:16 +0000 I am a ninth grader in high school and am required to pick a career of my choice to look into and maybe ever pursue. I found this website and am so intrigued in the idea of helping others through art(two of my most favorite things)! Thank you for the great information and even finding me my goal to become an art therapist!

By: Amy Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:35:01 +0000 Coalinga State Hospital in central CA is hiring full time Art Therapists. It is a forensic-psychiatric facility treating sex offenders and mentally ill offenders. Starting salary is $64,000 up to $76,000 with good medical benefits and retirement. See for application and for more info about CSH.

By: antonio Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:04:24 +0000 Dates 09/05/2008 – 05/12/2009
Title of qualification Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Art
By the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milan)

By: david robbins Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:45:19 +0000 I’m looking for work as an art therapist. Here is my resume:

Art Therapist
David Robbins
5901 Aldea Ave.
Encino, Ca 91316

MA Art Therapy Hofstra University 1993

Completing the art therapy program gave me the understanding of the healing journey which I incorporated throughout many years of writing.

In the years I spent as a caregiver, I learned greater understanding of people, their illnesses and their needs. Through these and other life experiences I expanded my divine qualities of patience, compassion and love, which now enables me to be a better therapist. I also continue to read self help and metaphysical material to broaden my wisdom. I feel I am fully equipped to return to the field and continue the work of helping people- the main reason why I took up the study of art therapy.

2011-2012 Caregiver for woman with dementia and bipolar disorder

2006-2011 Caregiver for geriatric male

2004-2006 Caregiver for senior citizen suffering from depression.

References provided upon request.

check out my you tube video:

By: Mabre Tue, 22 May 2012 17:50:18 +0000 Hi there! Thank you so much for posting such wonderful material. I have a question about a few of the jobs that you have posted as “art therapy” jobs. There are a few jobs listed for Occupational Therapists. Doesn’t this field require completely different training/education? Or can art therapists apply for these positions? Thanks!

By: Toll-Art Therapy Sat, 05 May 2012 04:26:36 +0000 I just want to say what a fantastic blog you have that is quite informative and helpful to others. I’m really glad to stumble upon this site and be more connected to other forms of art therapy. Will certainly be bookmarking and following on Facebook. Thanks. 🙂