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Art Therapists
District Of Columbia

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Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.

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Currently Employed: 110

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $11.85 - $31.43

Typical Annual Salary: $24,600 - $65,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Talk with clients during art or other therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the artistic process.
  • Conduct art therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
  • Design art therapy sessions or programs to meet client's goals or objectives.
  • Write treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.
  • Observe and document client reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to art therapy.
  • Establish goals or objectives for art therapy sessions in consultation with clients or site administrators.
  • Gather client information from sources such as case documentation, client observation, or interviews of client or family members.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans that incorporate studio art therapy, counseling, or psychotherapy techniques.
  • Analyze or synthesize client data to draw conclusions or make recommendations for art therapy.
  • Communicate client assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms.

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