Plans or conducts art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Therapeutic Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Talks with clients during art or other therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the artistic process.
- Conducts art therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
- Designs art therapy sessions or programs to meet client's goals or objectives.
- Writes treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.
- Observes and documents client reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to art therapy.
- Establishes goals or objectives for art therapy sessions in consultation with clients or site administrators.
- Gathers client information from sources such as case documentation, client observation, or interviews of client or family members.
- Develops individualized treatment plans that incorporate studio art therapy, counseling, or psychotherapy techniques.
- Assesses client needs or disorders, using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes.
- Communicates client assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms.
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