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art therapy response

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Connie Robbins-Brady (crobbins_brady)
Sat, 30 Oct 1999 18:29:42 -0700 (PDT)


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Responding to Rick in Miami about Art therapy,... If you are already making "just over 50K", you probably don't need to explore the career in art therapy further. At least in Colorado, you would need a M.A. level degree and aren't likely to receive 3rd Party reimbursement (in other words the insurance companies don't always recognize this as therapy)

I am a licensed psychotherapist who uses art therapy as a tool with my clients, not solely as the only intervention. However, I also work for the school district part time teaching Art Heritage to volunteers who in turn teach elementary students. I do this to make a living, and have to say, I'm not anywhere near the pay scale you mention in my private practice (thus the 2nd job)and I've been doing this for a few years.

My recommendation is, take a few classes here and there (check out "art therapy" on the "net search engines) and just incorporate it into whatever you are doing now. It does make a difference to the kids you serve, and you'll enjoy your work even more as well.

Connie in Colorado

"Is the pay any good? (I guess that is a relative question...after 15 years of
teaching, with a specialist degree...8 years beyond high school... I
just barely crossed over the $50,000 mark..are we underpayed or what?)"


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<P>Responding to Rick in Miami about Art therapy,... If you are already making "just over 50K", you probably don't need to explore the career in art therapy further.&nbsp; At least in Colorado, you would need a M.A. level degree and aren't likely to receive 3rd Party reimbursement (in other words the insurance companies don't always recognize this as therapy)</P>
<P>I am a licensed psychotherapist who uses art therapy as a tool with my clients, not solely as the only intervention.&nbsp; However, I also work for the school district part time teaching Art Heritage to volunteers who in turn teach elementary students.&nbsp; I do this to make a living, and have to say, I'm not anywhere near the pay scale you mention in my private practice (thus the 2nd job)and I've been doing this for a few years.</P>
<P>My recommendation is, take a few classes here and there (check out "art therapy" on the "net search engines) and just incorporate it into whatever you are doing now.&nbsp; It does make a difference to the kids you serve, and you'll enjoy your work even more as well.</P>
<P><EM>Connie in Colorado</EM></P>
<P><EM>"Is the pay any good? (I guess that is a relative question...after 15 years of <BR>teaching, with a specialist degree...8 years beyond high school... I <BR>just barely crossed over the $50,000 mark..are we underpayed or what?)" </EM></P>
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