Where can I find an art therapist and what kind of training should she or he have?
Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy and hold a Master's degree in art therapy or a related field, with 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, although obtaining Board Certification is optional. Art therapists are skilled in the application of a variety of art modalities, such as drawing, painting, clay, and other mediums, for treatment and assessment. Some conduct research as well, and provide consultations to allied professionals. Visit our Resources page to meet our members of GATA (Georgia Art Therapy Association). Visit our Referrals page to find an art therapist in private practice, as well as to learn more about their other endeavors and services. If your facility is seeking an art therapist please contact our Secretary, so that she can post a request to the GATA listserv.