The Art Therapist guides patients to use self-expression and art making to explore loss, promote self-esteem, build autonomy, and cultivate developmentally appropriate coping skills.
The Art Therapist I Per Diem is professional with the skill and knowledge to conduct thorough assessments and implement developmentally and psychosocially appropriate art therapy interventions for pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients and their families. This individual must have the skills to provide emotional support, reflective listening, and therapeutic interventions during individual and/or group art therapy sessions while maintaining appropriate therapeutic relationships. Supervision of volunteers and students and provision of introductory guidance to interns, as appropriate, is also required.
Art Therapist Registered- Board Certified (ATR-BC) Registered Art Therapist, Board-Certified or eligible to receive certification within three years and/or ATR-P (Registered Art Therapist, Provisional) 1-3 years’ experience with Master’s degree
Knowledge of child development and theory.
Knowledge of appropriate Art Therapy interventions with patients and families.
Knowledge of Art Therapy theory and how to apply theory to practice.
Ability to effectively communicate to parents, pediatric patients, and siblings about social, emotional, and developmental needs.
Knowledge of group dynamics and ability to facilitate structured and unstructured group art therapy.
Knowledge of formal Art Therapy Assessments and how to document and implement their findings.
Ability to utilize medical terminology appropriately.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of legal implications in clinical practice and documentation.
Knowledge of performance improvement and evidence-based practice.
Basic computer skills.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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