What kind of education and training should an art therapist have?
Art therapists are professionals trained as clinicians in art therapy and hold a Master’s degree in Art Therapy or in a related mental health clinical field, incorporating additional coursework in art therapy. Registration as an art therapist (ATR) and Board Certification (ATR-BC) are obtained once experience in the field and requirements are met. Art therapists are skilled in the application of a variety of art modalities, such as drawing, painting, clay and other media, for treatment and assessment. Some conduct research as well, and provide consultations to allied professionals.