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Art Therapist Resume

Art therapist is a person who trains and treats his patients through different ways of creating art and lowering their anxiety. He resolves their anxiety and helps them to boost their self confidence. The therapists mainly help their patients to come out of their mental anxiety, which can be either mental or physical. An art therapist works on people of different age groups. The patients could be the ones suffering from different accidents or diseases such as cancer, drug addiction, burn victims, etc.

An art therapist can apply for a job in different sectors such as clinics, hospitals, counseling centers, small nursing homes, schools, colleges, etc. A person who wants to work as an art therapist should at least possess a master's degree in this field. Moreover, you need to have a good resume if you want to apply for this post. The job includes high responsibilities and demands higher skills and so, you need to mention the skills and qualifications in your resume. A well written resume focusing on the job profile and requirements of the employer will definitely fetch you an interview call.

Art Therapist Job Description

The job description of an art therapist is as follows:

  • Conduct art therapy programs in private and public institutions
  • Plan the art therapy programs to rehabilitate the mentally and physically disabled clients
  • Determine the physical and psychological needs of the clients
  • Coordinate with the medical team
  • Implement art therapy programs to fulfill the psychological and physical needs of the clients

Carl Furman
124, East Cliff Drive,
Springfield, OH, 33333


To acquire a challenging position as an art therapist to help the patients to achieve a more fulfilling life by limiting the negative effects of their health conditions.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent problem analyzing skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good social skills and a helping nature

Work Experience:

Coalinga State Hospital - San Diego, CA
Designation: Senior Art Therapist
Duration: May 2012 to Present


  • Used drawing, painting, and other art processes to assess and treat the clients with emotional, cognitive, physical, and/or developmental needs and disorders
  • Assessed the needs of the clients by listening to them and providing appropriate guidance
  • Worked creatively with various client groups in a therapeutic setting
  • Attended meetings and case conferences to share ideas, expertise, and good practices
  • Explained the concept of art therapy to colleagues and other practitioners
  • Received support and discussed ideas in individual supervision
  • Assessed and understood the feelings or temperament of others
  • Planned, designed, and facilitated a schedule of activities with individuals and groups

Medical Connections Inc. - Springfield, OH
Designation: Art Therapist
Duration: September 2010 to October 2012


  • Maintained appropriate charts, records, and periodic reports on the client's progress as required as per the agency guidelines and professional standards
  • Participated in professional staff meetings and conferences
  • Provided information and consultation regarding the client's clinical progress
  • Planned and conducted art therapy programs in public and private institutions to rehabilitate mentally and physically disabled clients
  • Conferred with the members of medically oriented teams to determine physical and psychological needs of the clients
  • Instructed individuals and groups in the use of various art materials such as paint, clay, and yarn
  • Maintained and repaired art materials and equipment


  • Completed Bachelor's Degree in Art Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Ohio in the year May 2010
  • Completed Art Psychotherapy Foundation Certificate Course from Goldsmiths University of London, London in the year May 2007
  • Completed High School from Saint Thomas School, Ohio in the year May 2006


Awarded the "Creativity Award 2013" by London Association of Art Therapists


John Moore
Ohio State Hospital
2567 Fleming Street
Columbus, Ohio 31901

A sample of art therapist resume is given above for your reference, which will help you to get an interview call for your next job. The sample has been provided in a hope to help you construct an attractive and error free resume for you.

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