So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Redux
Here is a recap of the seven things to know about art therapy as a career.
Posted Jan 28, 2013
Much of what I said in these posts still holds true, but I do have some updates to share with you in the next few weeks. Since so many readers have asked me to put all this information in one place, here is a recap of the topics with links to each post:
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part One: Art Therapy as a Career Path. Seriously, can you really make a living in the 21st century?
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Two: Art Therapy Education. The good, the bad and the “challenging” of art therapy education.
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Three: The Art Therapy Credentials Maze. The alphabet soup maze of art therapy credentials.
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Four: Can I Get an Art Therapy Job? A counselor in art therapist’s clothing?
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Five: The Tale of Two Art Therapists. Two tales of art therapy career paths.
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Six: Should I Get a Doctorate? Is it idealistic, a form of madness or a Ponzi scheme?
So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Seven: Art Therapist Identity Confusion Disorder. You have now entered the Art Therapy Twilight Zone…
In the next few posts, I will explore some of the current [and continuing] challenges to art therapy as a professional field, where it is making progress and where its identity confusion disorder continues to remain untreated. And I will try to articulate some strategies for those of you with a passion for using art and the creative process to help others so you can work toward making that career vision become a reality.
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC
www.cathymalchiodi.com [see my website for free downloads and additional information on art therapy and related topics]