Comments on: How To Become An Art Therapist http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Amirtha varshini http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-328093 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:47:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-328093 Hello this s amirtha I’m n chennai I want to do art therapist I’m didn’t finish my visual art degree due to my family .is there s any distance course related to set therapist

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By: Hannah Romo http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-327869 Mon, 16 May 2016 22:04:22 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-327869 Hello,
I am currently a graduate student working on my Masters in Education and am interested in becoming an art therapist. However, there are no art therapy programs in Texas so I am in the process of applying to an online graduate program. I have my BA in Psychology with a minor in Art and have worked as a substitute teacher in elementary and middle school grades, 4th grade English and Reading Interventionist to general education students and students with learning disabilities. Also, as a substitute teacher, I worked with special education and inclusion students. What volunteer opportunities in Texas would be good experience to gain incite to art therapy?

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By: Katie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326891 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:36:10 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326891 You will need a Master’s. Check this out: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/art/therapy/

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By: Katie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326890 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:35:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326890 In NY you have to have a Bachelor’s in either Art with psych minor or vice versa to go into the MS in AT

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By: Katie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326889 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:34:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326889 Not necessarily. My daughter is getting her BS in Studio Art with just a Psych minor and going right into the MS in Art Therapy when she’s done.

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By: Annie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326728 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:21:46 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326728 This isn’t in Ohio- but there’s an organization in California called CoachArt that matches volunteers who want to teach art (or sports, music, cooking, etc) lessons up with kids who have chronic illnesses. It’s a WONDERFUL organization. Maybe you can find something similar in Ohio, or maybe if you contact CoachArt they’ll be able to fill you in on other organizations that do similar work. http://coachart.org/

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By: kuricuriosities http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326367 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:45:05 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326367 Hello! I am currently an elementary art teacher, I have a BFA in painting and a Masters in Elementary Education. I am interested in becoming an art therapist- what are the requirements to enter into an art therapy program? (what is the best path for me to take from here?) Thanks for any replies!

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By: Jazz http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326275 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:09:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326275 Hello! I’m a freshman in college currently pursuing a masters Studio Art with a minor in psychology. I’ve been wanting to become an Art Therapist for years, as this dream started in high school. But how would I go about becoming a certified therapist? Am I traveling along the right path? Currently I’m in Illinois, but I’m confused as to how I should go about getting certified. Could I get an internship as a n undergraduate now, even if i’m not currently working on art therapy?

Thanks so much in advance!

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By: svanvleck http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-326004 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:57:41 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-326004 I am almost finished with my BFA in sculpture. I want to be an Art Therapist. At my school they do not have an Art Therapy program, in fact they don’t have one in the entire state I live in. My College does offer a 5th year program, where I could earn a M Ed in Education, and be certified to teach art p-12. I want to know if it is a good idea to get my M Ed first, teach a few years, and go back to get my degree as an Art Therapist? What would be the requirements if you already have a Masters in Education?

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By: ANJALI http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-325081 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:09:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-325081 my name is anjali .i want to become an art therapist.i am an art teacher in school i am MA.fine arts and B.ed pleace guide me how in can become an art therapist in uk

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By: Life123 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-322814 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:01:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-322814 Hi

My name is Sarah and I’m interested in becoming an Art Therapist. I have a Bachelor Degree in Arts and I’ve studied psychology and councelling related courses.
I’ve also done some work experience at a Museum Art gallery doing Arts and crafts with children.

Would this be enough to get onto MA Art Therapy in UK?

Would I need more work experience?

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By: Kassidy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-307759 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:08:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-307759 I am an undergrad student finishing up my sophomore year, and I am wondering what the next steps are in order to get into an Art Therapy Master’s program. Is it important to get research experience by working with a professor in a lab? Applied/volunteer experience? Anything else I should know? Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

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By: AB http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-307740 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:48:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-307740 Hello , I feel like reat of us here on this blog. I really would like to study art therapy but I live in Texas and after research it doesn’t seem that any of the schools here offer a specific degree for that . I was wondering it it would still be possible to do some of my schooling here by maybe studying family therapy and making visual arts a minor . It seems that art therapy is a combination of both ? Is it possible to do that in Texas?

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By: Alisya http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-307033 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:54:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-307033 I am an art student going to get a BFA with and emphasis in painting. I have found art to be therapeutic for me while i went through and eating disorder,cutting, and my parents divorce and my mothers new partner that has four kids that lived with me. I was wanting to know what kind of BA I should get? physiology with minor in art or art with minor in physiology or I’m confused.

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By: Barbara Ray http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-304917 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:00:15 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-304917 When I was 6 years old I was bed bound do to Rheumatic Fever. I was taken out year. During that time my family and I moved in with my grandparents. I had stay in the house in bed, being carried everywhere I went. I cried all the time, I was very and unhappy. My parents made me a pallet on the porch swing. I felt FREE. It didn’t last. I saw my two younger siblings running and playing with the neighborhood kids. That Christmas I got a bike, but I couldn’t ride it. One day a neighbor boy was riding my new bike(he had none ). I was sobbing. My Papaw asked me why Believe? I told him I was feeling left out and boo hooked even harder. He went inside. He returned with a notebook and a coffee can full of crayons, pencils, and ink pens. He handed them to me and said ” stop crying. Draw yourself playing. Write a story about playing and add yourself. I did. It helped me so much that I still to this day use art , poetry, and short stories to cope and heal. I have an Associate’s Degree in applied Science for Human Services. I have for the past ten years worked with the elderly. Many times my art and poetry have helped me calm Alzheimers patients and the dying. I truly believe in the power of Art Therapy. I know I could excel in this field and in doing so bring comfort and courage to many. This is my passion.

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By: Persephone http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-223783 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:50:38 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-223783 I, too, am working toward a degree in Art Therapy. I live in CT and am looking at programs in my general area. All the programs I have looked at require at least the following: 18 Psychology credits which must include Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Statistics of the Social Sciences. They also require 15 credits in Studio Art which must include Drawing, Painting and Ceramics. I’m currently nearing the end of reaching all of these requirements. Good luck everyone!

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By: Ronjey http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-133372 Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:47:38 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-133372 Im a high school graduate and have been volunteering at a hospital playing music and making art work with the patients there for two years now. I think i really love this idea because i love helping people and im naturally gifted in music, drawing and painting. Are there any short courses someone like me can do so as to advance the little experience already acquired to better help people in places like where i am that art therapy is still an alien word?
THANKS

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By: Renee http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-127483 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:23:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-127483 Im very interested in becoming an art therapist. Im currently attending a junior college and up until recently had no idea what i wanted to do. Im wondering what to major in Art or What?

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By: Seph http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-104125 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:56:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-104125 I’m really interested in becoming an art therapist. I have my BA in psychology but the Grad Schools in my area require 18 credits in studio art and 15 credits in psychology. I didn’t take that many studio art classes in college last time so I’m working on getting those requirements. I’m also trying to get a volunteer job locally working with kids affected my domestic violence/ sexual abuse where they do art therapy. Anyone have any other advice to polish up my applications? Are there any grants for people going to Grad School for this? I’ve been doing a lot of research but could use all the help I can get!

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By: Shelley http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-40307 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:29:15 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-40307 I started to become an art therapy in California, after completing a Masters in Counselling. The program I was attending closed up due to financial issues. I was going slow and had just a few couses to complete. I really think the best way to become an Art Therapist is to get a masters and do your own art, and then become a licensed therapist. Add courses in art therapy and read what ever you can. It will be a journey. I found my education in Art therapy to be expensive and therefore exclusive, with not a wide variety of economic levels attending. I did learn a great deal and there is much to learn if you want to offer those you will be working with the very best and use art in a way that is the most theraputic.

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By: Michele Storino http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-40279 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:19:41 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-40279 I too have a bachelors degree in fine art. I would love to work with people through art therapy. I have conquered eating disorders and addiction through art therapy. I must say I am unclear as to how to turn art therapy into a job. Do I need a certificate or masters degree?Did I need to major in psychology for undergrad??? There is so much you can teach people about themselves through art. Exactly what does it take? What types of organization should I donate my time to? Art even can play a major role on dealing with grief…. I find it hard to get clear information on the subject. I would like to get in contact with some people who are helping others through art therapy who do not have a degree in psychology. My degree in and passion for art must account for something.

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By: Matteus http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-22257 Tue, 29 May 2012 17:07:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-22257 Hello,
I am very interested in becoming an Art Therapist. I have a Bachelors
of Fine Arts and am an Art Teacher (currently unemployed, and want
to get my Masters. I also have Asperger’s Syndrome, and have for all
my life found Art to be my personal therapy. Now I want to share this
with others like myself. I can’t believe it! This could very well be my
life purpose. I also have worked as the Art person at the Boys & Girls
Club and have several years experience in subbing Special Ed.
What do I need to do to become an Art Therapist? Thank you.

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By: Emunah Cornelius http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-20053 Wed, 16 May 2012 05:23:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-20053 I am a student interested in becoming an art therapist. I would like to have some advice on what course or major I should take at the graduate level in order to pursue the profession later. I live in Bangalore,India and would like to know if there are any colleges here that offer the required subjects or course. Thank you.
Emunah Cornelius

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By: Larissa Mora http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-9175 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 05:30:13 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-9175 my name is larissa mora im 19 currently a tattoo artist in the Los Angeles area and would like to expand my artistic abilities into art therapy. If anybody is interested in having an intern or an assistant etc. please contact me at lmora92@rocketmail.com

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By: Jason http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-8811 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:44:13 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-8811 Hello, I am an artist with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts. At the moment, im not finding many specifics on what it takes to become an official Art Therapist in Brooklyn, New York. Do I need a Masters Degree ( and if so, in what field? ) Psychology courses? And then what? Can it be a steady job? Could really appreciate a little help. Thanks.

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By: Carlene http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-8667 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:30:45 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-8667 I’m a little confused as to what I should major in for college if I want to become an art therapist. Would art education or psychology be a better choice?

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By: Gerene Higgins http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-8579 Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:39:47 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-8579 I enjoy doing different types of art with the residents I work with as an Activity Director.
I need guidance on becoming an art therapist.
Thanks,
Gerene

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By: Gerene Higgins http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-8578 Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:36:33 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-8578 I am an Activity Director at a retirement center. One of the activities I do with the residents is called Art Therapy. They enjoy it so much some call me the art administrator, while others call me the art therapist where that came from I don’t know. I clearly have been motivated to become and art therapist. Where do I begin I don’t know.
Gerene

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By: Mary http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-6762 Sat, 05 Feb 2011 05:01:56 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-6762 No. You do not have to receive a bachelors in psychology to get a Masters in Art Therapy. That information is not accurate. Everyone needs to refer to AATA for an official list of accredited AT programs in the US. If you wish to get a Masters in AT – it is usually at least a two to two and a half year commitment requiring practicum and internship experience with documented supervision.

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By: kim http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-6533 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:26:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-6533 To obtain a Masters in Art Therapy you have to obtain a bachelors degree in psychology first.

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By: Kathy Adams http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-6192 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:55:46 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-6192 I live in Houston, TX and I would love to obtain a Masters in Art Therapy. My bachelors degree is in Art, I have worked in the Arts for 10 years and I am pursuing my certification as a Special Education teacher. I would like to work with children with special needs through art therapy. I have overcome my tragedies and personal struggles in life. I attribute my passion for art getting me through them to recovery. I cant seem to find any programs in Texas. And recommendations? Thanks!

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By: Angela Susan Harrison http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-6155 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:39:27 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-6155 I started Tutoring Art at one of our local Neighbourhood Learning Centres last year, and two of our students attend because it gives them relaxation and assists with motor skills. This week we practiced some line drawings and it was so satisfying observing one of our students who suffered brain injury, really draw a horse, then towards the end of the session he used his imagination to draw the rider, profile, and stirrups. After he had finished the drawing he spoke about his well loved horse he use to ride as a boy, and remembered its name. Even though he has suffered short memory loss, he can draw, and use his imagination, and he says he loves participating with the group. It has been suggested to maybe look into becoming an Art Therapist, but presently I do love Tutoring, and offering a venue to assist people with a disability in Drawing, Painting, and Art discussion. Presently this is a voluntary work, but maybe later I may offer Art Tuition to people either in Nursing Homes, or at their own home.It is so wonderful to see people developing their skills and creating some wonderful Art.I would be happy enough just studying for a certificate within The Art Therapy Field, I can Tutor and its nice to offer colour experimenting and pen and ink line drawings, to create pictures.Nice to hear about Art Therapy training suggestions today, may consider some course at a later stage.

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By: Fay http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-6153 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:45:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-6153 I am an artist and have a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have used art therapy for 14 years in my practise. What would be the next step in becoming certified and registered?

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By: Shirley Nikiforow http://www.arttherapyblog.com/career/how-to-become-an-art-therapist/#comment-6151 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:40:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=1509#comment-6151 I would like to just assist an art therapist
as a volunteer for helping kids with arts and
crafts, but not become a therapist. Any thoughts
on this. I live in North Ridgeville, Ohio, and
this area of Cleveland would be great or in the area hospitals.
Thanks, Shirley Nikiforow

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