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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Art Therapist

SUMMARY:   Highly talented Arts Therapist with huge background in using the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Seven years experience.
  • Great ability to be aware of others' reactions and understand why they react the way they do.
  • Excellent ability to use multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things.
  • Immense ability to monitor and assess how well someone is doing when learning or doing something.
  • Remarkable knowledge of other treatment interventions (medical, psychoanalytic, systemic, cognitive and behavioral etc) sufficiently to engage with colleagues and make appropriate referrals.
  • Great skills to work as an independent clinician, involving analysis and interpretation of complex therapeutic situations.
  • Uncommon skills in applying psychodynamic/group analytic theory in practice with individuals, groups.
  • Excellent knowledge of Clinical Governance including Evidence Based Practice audit, basic research tools.
  • High level of communication skills including - the analysis and interpretation of complex and sensitive verbal/ non-verbal client material - clear and authoritative verbal and written communication with colleagues, including presentation skills.
  • Profound knowledge of legislation, including Child Protection, data security/confidentiality and implications for clinical practice.

Professional Experience

Refreshment Centre, New York, NY            2002 - Present

Art Therapist
  • Assess client needs in order to prescribe an individualized creative arts treatment plan.
  • Develop and implement activities for creative arts groups (e.g., singing, beating on drums, making clay objects, dancing).
  • Work individually with clients, using the arts to encourage self-expression.
  • Teach clients basic skills necessary to engage in creative arts (e.g., a dance step, mime, how to use a potter's wheel).
  • Confer with allied health professionals (e.g., psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) about the goals and objectives for each client.
  • Maintain records on client progress and assist in discharge planning.
  • Evaluate clients' responses to creative arts therapies through observation and interview.

Dessy Home, New York, NY                        1998 - 2002

Art Therapist
  • Planned and conducted art therapy programs to rehabilitate mentally and physically disabled clients
  • Conferred with members of medically oriented team to determine physical and psychological needs of client.
  • Devised art therapy program to fulfill physical and psychological needs.
  • Instructed individuals and groups in use of various art materials, such as paint, clay, and yarn.
  • Appraised client's art projections and recovery progress.
  • Reported findings to other members of treatment team and counsels on client's response until art therapy is discontinued.
  • Maintained and repaired art materials and equipment.

Education and Professional Training

Certified Art Therapist, ATR-BC

Masters Degree in Art Therapy,
New York University, NY (2003)

Bachelors Degree in Art Therapy,
New York University, NY (1998)




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