While few states offer a license specifically for art therapy, art therapists can and should hold onto their educational foundation in their professional identity by attaining their ATR with the national Art Therapy Credentials Board. Being an art therapist in today's clinical field is a benefit to any Master's level clinical practice creating more opportunities in supporting clients.
Unlike traditional therapists or counselors, art therapists are trained to understand the properties of art media and the reactions media may elicit during treatment in addition to psycho-therapeutic principals and methods.
Art therapists are also trained to design and adapt therapy interventions using art media and the creative process and then in turn assist clients in understanding their own creative process, resulting in growth and development that can translate to all facets of life.
ATR supervision should be attained before an art therapist transitions into private practice.
ATR practitioners should have at least two full years of full time practice supervised OR 3000 hours of paid clinical art therapy experience.
Individual and small group ATR supervision available.
Sliding fee scale $50-90/per hour
For more information or a consult
Monthly Supervision Group
Are you pursuing your ATR with the ATCB?
This fall we will be continuing our ATR supervision group. This group will meet one Saturday morning per month for three hours of clinical and experiential supervision. We will be adding a second group one evening a month starting this winter. Details to come!
Participants will have time to discuss cases, make art and work on their own professional wellness and development.
This group will be limited to 6 practicing art therapists per month and participants MUST be pre-screened in either a phone or in-person consultation.
COST: $60 PER SESSION
For more details contact Beth Ann Short HERE