Creativity in Counseling

It’s the process, not the product that counts when it comes to creativity in counseling. And it’s a growing movement, but is it really anything new? Primary Topic:  Creativity read more

Continue reading Creativity in Counseling

So You Want to Be an Art Therapist, Part Six: Should I Get a Doctorate?

As King Lear said, “oh, that way madness lies”…well, maybe not in every single situation, but it’s complicated. Primary Topic:  Psych Careers read more

Continue reading So You Want to Be an Art Therapist, Part Six: Should I Get a Doctorate?

So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Five: The Tale of Two Art Therapists

So can you find your heart’s desire as an art therapist in the 21st century? Here are two of the more oft-told career narratives I have encountered during the last several years. Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? Primary To…

Continue reading So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Five: The Tale of Two Art Therapists

So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Four: Can I Get an Art Therapy Job?

Seriously, can I get a job as an art therapist? It’s complicated and I’ll tell you why. Primary Topic:  Creativity read more

Continue reading So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Four: Can I Get an Art Therapy Job?

So You Want to Be an Art Therapist, Part Three: The Art Therapy Credentials Maze

LPAT, ATR, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, LPCC…which letters after your name will get you your art therapist dream job? Primary Topic:  Therapy read more

Continue reading So You Want to Be an Art Therapist, Part Three: The Art Therapy Credentials Maze

So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Two: Art Therapy Education

It’s all about the good, the bad, and the “challenging” about being an art therapist in the 21st century, starting with art therapy education. Primary Topic:  Therapy read more

Continue reading So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part Two: Art Therapy Education

So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part One: Art Therapy as a Career Path

So how cool would it be to get a degree in art therapy and become an art therapist? That’s a complicated question; this series will give you the best information on how to make that decision. Primary Topic:  …

Continue reading So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part One: Art Therapy as a Career Path

Military PostSecrets

If you follow the artworld or popular culture, PostSecret needs no introduction. Originator Frank Warren started out with little more than a blogspot, but it turned into a platform built on one great idea– asking people to anonymously mail a secret ne…

Continue reading Military PostSecrets

Cool Art Therapy Intervention #1: The Art Therapist’s Third Hand

Cool Art Therapy Intervention #1 is not a technique or method, but the essence of what makes art therapists different from other professionals who use art in counseling, therapy and medicine. It’s called the “third hand” and it’s really art therapy’s v…

Continue reading Cool Art Therapy Intervention #1: The Art Therapist’s Third Hand

Cool Art Therapy Intervention #4: Visual Journaling

The Cool Art Therapy Interventions Countdown is back; coming in at #4 is a popular technique most often known as “visual journaling.” Visual journals have been used for centuries as records of ideas and imagination, creative autobiographical expres…

Continue reading Cool Art Therapy Intervention #4: Visual Journaling