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Art Therapists help their clients express their feelings and confront difficult emotions by using visual art. A well-written example resume for Art Therapist mentions work activities such as assessing client needs, developing therapy materials, organizing therapeutic sessions, facilitating artistic expression, and helping clients to explore their works of art. Qualifications like creativity, patience, professional demeanor, imagination and interpersonal skills are often seen on Art Therapist resumes. Most candidates hold a degree in fine arts or occupational therapies.

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Art Therapist

Provided individual and group art therapy sessions for 50 adult patients and 20 adolescent patients on an acute in-patient psychiatric unit.

  • Implemented creative art therapy activities for the purpose of diagnosing and treating adult and adolescent patients.
  • Prepared activities for adolescents, focusing on anger and behavioral management, social skills, self-control and self-esteem.
  • Designed treatment plans, collaboratively, with all hospital staff.
  • Maintained daily progress notes and individual art therapy assessments.
  • Advised and mentored student interns.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
MA
Clinical Art Therapy
2

School Based Art Therapist - Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

Provided mental health and art therapy interventions and case management services within two
elementary schools and one middle school.

  • Assessed needs of each student and developed art therapy interventions to meet needs.
  • Created and implemented art therapy interventions for all identified students. Managed regularly
  • Created conflict resolution team. Trained three fourth grade students to facilitate resolution of conflicts school-wide.
  • Provided art therapy groups on as needed basis, e.g. 4 group meetings with 45 4th grade
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Education
MA
Disabilities
MA
Art Therapy
3

Pre-masters Art Therapist/mental Health Clinician (hired Post-internship)

Worked directly with adults and adolescents with acute mental illness and adults with dual diagnosis and substance abuse.

  • Created art therapy directives for unit groups; up to 20 adults.
  • Co-facilitated groups with other clinicians, incorporating other modalities, such as music, creative writing, psycho-drama, and movement.
  • Provided psycho-educational in-service workshops for clinical staff using art therapy.
  • Wrote and maintained progress notes and participated in hospital rounds and staff meetings.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Mental Health Counseling / Art Therapy
4

Art Therapist

Facilitated group and individual art therapy sessions with children, adolescents, and adults.

  • Designed and implemented art-based directives informed by cognitive and behavioral therapies to effect desired outcomes.
  • Organized exhibitions of patient artwork throughout hospital campus.
  • Performed departmental assessments, art therapy evaluations and quality assurance surveys.
  • Participated in rounds, team meetings, group and individual supervision.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Dance Therapy Program
C
Advanced Clinical Practice
BA
Aesthetics / Art History
5

Practicum Student and Designated Art Therapist

Completed 510 hour practicum with Volunteer Services and Programs.

  • Implemented art therapy program at [company name] as a form of integrative care for pain and palliative care patients, ages three to nineteen years old.
  • Collected and presented influential research data to hospital administration and the pain and palliative care program staff for use in patient care options.
  • Planned art therapy activities to provide pain and palliative care for patients twice a week for four hours.
  • Assisted staff and other volunteers in the office with event planning, donations, organizational tasks, and visitor tours of the hospital.
  • Trained volunteers at the information desks, surgery lounge, and child-life floors as well as cuddled infants in the NICU.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Child And Family Studies
6

Art Therapist

Group art therapist for inpatient psychiatric unit for adults with acute mental illness.

  • Designed, implemented, documented and re-evaluated treatment plans in collaboration with patient and team.
  • Facilitated 12 groups per week, including focused art therapy groups, open art studios and verbal therapy sessions.
  • Active treatment team member during case review meetings, administrative meetings and educational in-services.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BFA
Painting
MA
Clinical Art Therapy
7

Community Support Specialist, Art Therapist, QMHP

Provided community support services to 16-20 clients and their families.

  • Implemented and facilitated art therapy groups in the Day Treatment Program with children and adolescents with developmental emotional and behavioral disturbances.
  • Responsible for working with clients and families to develop Person Centered Plan to help clients meet mental health and behavioral goals.
  • Primary facilitator of monthly treatment team meetings with clients, families, legal professionals and other mental health professionals.
  • Completed the Inpatient Treatment Report (ITR) to initiate or continue Medicaid funding for clients to maintain services.
  • Maintained quarterly assessments including Progress Assessment Checklist, Self Determination, and updated C-GAS Scoring.
Candidate Info
10
months in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Psychology
MS
Art Therapy Counseling
8

Art Therapist and Counselor

Assessed and treated resettled refugee youth in individual, family and group contexts, within office, school and home settings.

  • Developed comprehensive treatment program for refugee youth from the ground up: including all documentation and procedures, training protocol, and therapeutic programming for after-school and summer programs.
  • Initiated, created and led mental health training for school staff and administrators.
  • Consulted with school staff and other care providers regarding refugee mental health issues.
  • Directed Art Therapy Internship Program.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BFA
Printmaking
MA
Art Therapy / Counseling
9

Clinician, Art Therapist

Provided individual, group, community, and school-based art therapy and counseling to children,
families, adults, and seniors.

  • Lead groups for Structured Outpatient Addictions Program.
  • Visited homes for adults and seniors with developmental challenges to provide individual and group therapy.
  • Initiated and implemented social skills groups for elementary school children.
  • Completed diagnostic assessments and collaborated with clients to create and implement treatment
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Art Therapy
10

Art Therapist

Facilitated daily therapeutic art groups among males and females in residential and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program.

  • Conducted and supervised patient procedures to include meals, relaxation, crises
  • Aided in assessment, treatment planning and family counseling.
  • Responsible for inventory and organization of all media in both programs.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Painting
MS
Art Therapy

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