Comments on: Who Uses Art Therapy? http://www.arttherapyblog.com Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Jaime http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-326065 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:38:32 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-326065 did you get some advice? what did you decide?

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By: akinwumi akinsola http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-325838 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:15:30 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-325838 thanks for this blog,i am a trained artist and educator of a famous school in nigeria, at present i work in school teaching small children,iam higly interested in this course,i have been doing different kind research on it to broaden my scope,please kindly guide me on the needed,certifications, seminars,conferences,and other enabled qualification process

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By: Shannon http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-310124 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:31:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-310124 Kristina….your comment made my brain explode. First of all, you spelled 99% of it incorrectly. Secondly, that psychologist should NOT have offered you a position as an art therapist. It would definitely be unethical at minimum. Possibly, dangerous…art can be a very powerful thing which “opens” patients up to a degree that you are not trained to deal with. You have not completed a Master’s degree in Art Therapy, the 1,200 hours of supervision or had any of the training or National level testing which leads to becoming a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. I have done all of that and worked for 20 years. There are plenty of others in FL who have as well and would be happy to work as an independent contractor. They can be found through the website of The American Art Therapy Association. Please, finish your education. If you are still interested in Art Therapy, get yourself into a Master’s program. I wish you the best.

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By: kristina http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-196897 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:11:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-196897 Hi, i have a BA in Psychology and almost at the end of all prerequizits to applt for masters in art therapy. I decided this 2 years ago and since than i been taking many art classes. I have some experiance since i wass mentoring students with mental disability for two semesters at my university in drawing and painting classes. Twodays ago i was offered to practice art theraphy as independent contractor under licence of Pshycologist. I am in dilema is this ethical or not since i do not have finished propriate educatio and trening. This psycologyst told me that i do not need licence, as well as that to practice that in state of florida you do not need master degree. Can someone help me in this dilema.

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By: DS http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-170461 Tue, 14 May 2013 16:36:56 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-170461 I am an artist, I’ve being doing it professionally for 30 years but now I’d like to get into something new, can any one recommend to go into Art Therapy?
Thank you.
Dario

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By: Bernice http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-57457 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 23:12:36 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-57457 I am a 61 year old female looking for a job that I am passion about each morning I awake. Art has always be my passion. Therefore , if there is a place that I can train and learn from the Master’s in the field of Art therapy please let me know. parachetequeen@att.net

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By: cris de jesus http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-39594 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:02:54 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-39594 c”,) good day..
i’m currently enrolled in my master’s degree guidance and counseling. actually, i’m a first year student. i am planning to have my thesis focusing on creative arts therapy for victims of abuse.
i am into theater arts (dance and stage acting) and likes making art works as my personal therapy.
would it be possible for me to conduct a thesis using creative arts therapy for the victims of abuse even i don’t have certifications as therapist?

kindly help me… thank you

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By: allison stewart http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-24419 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:22:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-24419 I’m looking into art therapy and would love to find some one I could shadow, so that I could decide if this is the direction I should head.

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By: shin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-19416 Mon, 07 May 2012 19:19:08 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-19416 im currently doing a research on art therapy.n i need to know about percentage of people using art therapy in all ages-childrens,teens,adults n old ages..so can anyone help me obtain this information..it is about epidemiology of art therapy..hope for an answer soon..thanks..

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By: Cris http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-16052 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 14:49:54 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-16052 Where am I able to find information on the type of education I would need to work in the field of art therapy.

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By: Jamie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-15655 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 03:19:03 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-15655 I’m currently undergoing a great deal of stress and anxiety. So much so that it’s greatly impacted my life causing me to drop out of college. I’m interested in trying art therapy but where can I locate an art therapist? I live in Virginia Beach, VA. Thanks for all your help in advance!

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By: Chelsea http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-15645 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:31:50 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-15645 I am a senior currently in a Visual Arts major at my high school (it’s a magnet school). I am extremely interested in the Art Therapy career, but am having a hard time deciding which way to proceed toward it when applying to a college; through a Psychology route, or BFA/BA? Also, how much job security is actually in the career path of Art Therapy? (What, professionally, is there to do.) I live in FL with a Bright Futures Scholarship that will expire if i change my major midway, so knowing this information is urgent.
Please&thanks for any advice!

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By: saadah lockman http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-15003 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:04:03 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-15003 hi..i would like to know more about art therapy..n what make its defferent then art therapy express..tq

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By: Heather http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-12510 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:54:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-12510 (Continued…)

I am considering attending a less expensive university to pursue either social work or mental health counseling and I’m curious what the “rules” are for using art as part of treatment.

Thanks!

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By: Heather http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-12509 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:52:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-12509 I’ve been on the fence about art therapy for a while now. I recently attended an information session for a graduate program in Art Therapy and found out that art therapy is not a license to practice in Ohio, rather it’s a credential and in order to practice in Ohio I would need to be licensed in Counseling (or the like).

Here’s my question: Can someone without an art therapy credential use art (or writing or music) in the course of therapy with a client? Is that considered unethical? I’m struggling because the only art therapy program in the state is at a small, private college (one that I cannot afford to attend). Advice?

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By: toki http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-10373 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:39:03 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-10373 hello! i agree that art therapy works because i use it to calm my nerves even when im deppressed

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By: chi http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-8582 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:06:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-8582 Hi there, I’m currently working on my thesis and am very excited to start my research as it is about art therapy. I will be using art therapy with children who have experienced traumatic events- they are street children here in our community. From what I’ve read and listened to most art therapist, they said that anyone can really use art therapy, even without the presence of a professional therapist. What is important, is that the adult does not interpret the artwork of the child, but allow the child to be in control of the meaning of his or her artwork. The adult just act as a guide to help the child release emotions in images that are difficult to verbalize in words. This way it serves as therapeutic to the child as it provides a safe outlet for his or her emotions.

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By: Shannon http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-7600 Mon, 16 May 2011 15:17:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-7600 Hi,
I am hoping to get some info. on being an Art Therapist from an Art Therapist?
If someone would email me with a reply or a number to call to get answers I would greatly apreciate it.
My questions are;
What is a Typical day like? What do you dislike/ like about your work? How did you become one or where did you get your degree? How did you find work? What strenghts/talents/skills do you feel are most important to your work? and Where are the jobs (schools, hospitals?)

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By: istalfa http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-6833 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:54:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-6833 i want to learn art therapy. i am intersted in art therapy… i studied it as a subject..

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By: Dani http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-6203 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:46:50 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-6203 I have a BFA already but have been interested in doing this for a living. What other education would I need do this as my career?

Thanks! Dani

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By: Arianna Fernandez http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5894 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 04:14:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5894 Wow I have been undecided these past weeks on what Major to choose before transfering out of community college. My passion is Art and interest is Psychology, so this is PERFECT for me! I would like to specialize in Children mostly though. What Major would i choose if i become an Art Therapist? .. would Psychology be okay? or Psychology and minor in Art perhaps or child development?

Thank You! 🙂

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By: julia collington http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5863 Sat, 09 Oct 2010 17:23:38 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5863 while using art in painting and drawing this will help the individual to feel a sense of achievement in creating and help their self esteem. This is because the brain is being active at this point and receiving signals of regonition. (In this case being placed on a surface and a piece of paper.) Also coordination with hand movements is helping this process. This occurs with music in particular as brain signals are sent to the body and produce movement and rhythm. This syncronizes with brain experiences and emotions that give also recognition or put into action responses.

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By: roe http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5764 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:51:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5764 i am a senor in hs and planed on majoring in art i just learned about art therapy, i can not find a schools that have a good art program and art therapy can anyone advise me.
thank you.

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By: Daniel Israel http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5367 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:49:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-5367 Art,especially art in relation to colours,have a great influence in the healing of a great variety of ailment.Colour appeals to everyone and each colour has its basic healing capacity.In this light,just as there is an AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION,I would indeed like to have a NIGERIAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION.How do i go about this? Daniel Israel

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By: RAFIDAH http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-4643 Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:40:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-4643 Hello!
Anybody can help me in art as therapy towards gifted and talented student with socioemotional problem?

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By: tekle http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-4626 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:20:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-4626 i am happy to read your pages

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By: Angela Susan Harrison http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-2416 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 05:40:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-2416 I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE OR CHILDREN WITH HEALTH ISSUES, FIND RELIEF FROM PAIN, THROUGH ART THERAPY,I AM HAPPY THAT I FOUND YOUR BLOG.

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By: Angélique http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-310 Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:47:05 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-310 Hello,

First of all excuse my bad english, I’m french and hope everyone could understand… I’m an art-therapist working in a psychiatric hospital and also in gerontology field with people who are suffering with alzheimer desease in an advanced stage. I’m looking for clinic testimonials, ideas, everything for improving and open my practice with these patients (Alzheimer in an advanced stage).
Thank you for help and thanks for your blog

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-278 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 05:07:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-278 @Kaitlin, an audio slideshow about art therapy’s effectiveness on immigrants is a great idea…Feel free to share your experience here after your project 🙂

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By: Kaitlin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-275 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 18:56:49 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-275 This is amazing! I am doing a Senior Culminating projet at my school. I chose to create an audio slideshow about art therapy and its effectiveness on immigrants to the United States. I think that Art Therapy is extremely interseting and I would love to get into this career one day. I can’t wait :]

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By: Melanie Lamar http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-255 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:40:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-255 Recently I fell into a job at a new psych. hospital and am working under an OT who promotes creative therapy. I have a BFA in painting and I just finished a certification program in medical assisting, so this job was a godsend. Getting to utilize my artistic skills in a medical/psych. environment has been truly a joy.
Can a person with a simple BFA in painting find other music/ art therapy jobs out there? In a senior center environment possibly?

Melanie Lamar

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By: Bettsi http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-240 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 19:56:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-240 One segment of the population that you missed is our aging seniors. The ability to do other activities may be diminished, but the need to create remains. Art therapy could be wonderful for seniors.

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By: B. T. http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-109 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 05:16:56 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-109 Career Advice, anyone??

Last fall I received my MA Counseling Psych. and through those internships, realized that I don’t want to be a ‘typical’ counselor. I’ve recently learned about the field of art therapy and can’t get enough learning about it! (Too bad I didn’t learn about it before I started my MA.)

The only way for me to become an independently practicing art therapist (in CA) is to get licensed as a MFT; which means to go through 2yrs supervised internships (in addition to enrolling in post-MA art therapy cert.). That is exactly what I don’t want to do, counseling internships.

Should I just suck it up for the next 2yrs to get the license to practice? If I’m going to enroll in the post-MA cert., why don’t I enroll in a PhD if it’d only be another 2yrs? Any thoughts??

(Thanks in advance – I’m stuck with what move to make next.) -B.T.

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-94 Tue, 06 May 2008 07:09:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-94 That’s great Erica! Glad to hear you’ve found something you love. 🙂

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By: erica http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-93 Tue, 06 May 2008 06:10:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-93 i just found out ,about this profession, and i love it! it seems like my ideal career! i seem to do art therapy on people all the time when they are stressed out and children ,when they miss there parents and when they are sad , and i feel more connected to people that way too..and it makes me feel good at the same time…

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By: P. Black http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-59 Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:47:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/who-uses-art-therapy/#comment-59 I encourage readers to consult with the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board for an official definition of the profession of art therapy and appropriate use of the term “art therapist”. Art therapists, all of whom are masters level professionals, have taken graduate level instruction in psychology and art therapy in order to practice. They are bound by a code of ethics, coduct research and practice in clinical and non-clinical settings. Many have also received board certification by taking a national art therapy certification exam and may have other licenses such as Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition, all are required to have taken at least 18 hours of studio art. For more information, see atcb.org and arttherapy.org

@P. Black I plan on adding to the Resources section of this site, but for now, there is a list of the art therapy associations in the U.S., including a link to the American Art Therapy Association.

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