Art therapist - Salary and Career
Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

Art therapist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform therapeutic care for patients, clients and practitioners using specific programs, methods and techniques of art therapy, music therapy, hippotherapy and naturology. They act in the orientation of patients, interactants, clients, practitioners, family members and caregivers. They develop prevention, health promotion and quality of life programs. They carry out technical-scientific activities through research, specific work, organization and participation in scientific events.

How much does an Art therapist earn

A Art therapist earns between $1.164 and $4.047 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.014 and a median salary of $1.924 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 58 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Art therapist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.014 24.163 503 14
1º Quartile 1.164 13.969 291 8
Median Salary 1.924 23.082 481 13
3º Quartile 3.087 37.041 772 22
Higher Salary 4.047 48.570 1.012 28

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • health professionals in integrative and complementary practices
        • professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

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Main workplaces

Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies the positions of this CBO family exercise their functions in sectors whose activities refer to health and social services, education and sports. In general, they work on their own, as self-employed, individually or in groups, without permanent supervision. They work in closed environments in the case of the Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Naturologist, and in open environments in the case of the Equine Therapist. Art Therapist, Music Therapist and Riding Therapist work during the day. In the case of Naturologists, working hours are irregular.

What does it take to work in the field of Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

For the exercise of the Music Therapist occupation, a degree or specialization in the area is required. For the exercise of the Art Therapist occupation, higher education in health, education or health is required, in addition to a postgraduate degree or specialization in the area. For the exercise of the Riding Therapist occupation, higher education in health or education is required, in addition to, at least, training courses of 80 (eighty) hours and experience of 1 (one) year in Riding Therapy and Riding. For the exercise of the Naturologist occupation, a degree in the area is required.

Functions and activities of Art therapist

Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies must:

  • analyze therapeutic evolution;
  • evaluate conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagents t/interagent icantes;
  • guiding clients/patients/users/family members/caregivers/interagents;
  • perform technical-scientific and administrative activities;
  • communicate;
  • evaluate conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagents t/interagent icantes;
  • work safely;
  • perform therapeutic service;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform therapeutic planning;
  • perform therapeutic care;
  • guide clients/patients/users/family members/caregivers/interagents;

  • Activities

    • identify the musicality of patients/clients/users;
    • monitor productive-creative process;
    • organize technical-scientific events;
    • refer patients/clients/users/interagents to other professionals;
    • analyze the individual's involvement with the therapeutic process;
    • analyze reports and opinions from other professionals;
    • analyze sound-musical perception;
    • check material conditions;
    • share information with other professionals;
    • evaluate relationship with horse ;
    • sanitize materials;
    • evaluate sensori- motor, cognitive and emotional;
    • check the organoleptic conditions of the naturological material (color, taste, odor and texture);
    • manage human resources;
    • stimulate spontaneous and induced plastic production;
    • stimulate sound-musical production;
    • establish a dialogue between therapeutic system/knowledge;
    • analyze plastic production;
    • establish diagnosis;
    • manage financial resources;
    • evaluate interagent relation with the environment;
    • stimulate perception and sound-musical hearing;
    • elaborate therapeutic record;
    • perform the conservation of slicing materials;
    • perform clinical examination;
    • return feedback;
    • stimulate adherence and continuity of treatment;
    • demonstrate clinical reasoning;
    • elaborate technical-scientific productions;
    • establish an art-therapeutic link;
    • stimulate productive-creative process;
    • perform feedback;
    • suggest complementary exams;
    • evaluate general conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interactor;
    • introduce naturological therapeutic techniques;
    • observe bio-psychosocial development;
    • analyze practitioner-horse interaction;
    • package therapeutic material for disposal;
    • establish observation criteria;
    • mediate instrumental, vocal and body production;
    • perform home and institution visits;
    • coordinate projects and programs;
    • analyze the relationship of the interactor with naturological practices;
    • set priorities in care;
    • provide consultancy and advisory services;
    • perform therapeutic music reading;
    • work as a team;
    • train horse;
    • work in social programs;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • use artistic-expressive techniques and materials;
    • define creative stimulation techniques;
    • observe multidimensional aspects of health;
    • coordinate services (health, education, etc.);
    • demonstrate perseverance;
    • implement prevention and health promotion programs;
    • establish an interagency relationship;
    • request evaluation from others professionals;
    • demonstrate emotional balance;
    • check practitioner attire;
    • analyze the autonomy of the interactor in relation to the therapeutic process;
    • apply techniques of therapeutic art preparation;
    • select equine therapeutic programs, methods and techniques;
    • select sacking material;
    • analyze evolution of the creative process;
    • demonstrate procedures and routines;
    • select methods and techniques of therapeutic art intervention;
    • work in education programs;
    • analyze the relationship of patients/clients with artistic-expressive material;
    • participate in differential diagnosis ;
    • participate in meetings with multidisciplinary teams;
    • work as a team;
    • involve family members, caregivers and educators in the process therapeutic;
    • demonstrate non-verbal communication skills;
    • perform biotypological and energetic;
    • evaluate plastic expressions;
    • analyze risks of using therapeutic material;
    • register service data;
    • select naturological techniques;
    • use epi;
    • guiding changes in habits and behaviors;
    • adjust therapeutic planning;
    • explain how naturological practice works;
    • evaluate expressions/receptivity sound-musicals;
    • discuss cases with a multidisciplinary team;
    • analyze the risks of using therapeutic material;
    • develop new technologies;
    • identify indications and relative contraindications;
    • observe signs of change;
    • define therapeutic care goals;
    • establish a sound-musical bond;
    • establish horse-practitioner-mediator bond (approximation);
    • demonstrate mastery of plastic language;
    • perform research;
    • propose activities;
    • participate in safety training;
    • perform context assessment sociocultural;
    • inform risks/limits inherent to the treatment;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • clarify doubts;
    • analyze sound-musical production;
    • stimulate the practitioner's biomechanical alignment;
    • stimulate self-knowledge;
    • develop a discharge process;
    • establish a bond;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • perform thematic sessions;
    • choose therapeutic environment;
    • perform prognosis;
    • identify relative indications and contraindications;
    • demonstrate transdisciplinary thinking;
    • check understanding of guidance;
    • apply naturological techniques;
    • perform therapeutic art reading;
    • presenting artistic-expressive materials;
    • establish number, duration and frequency of sessions;
    • demonstrate ability to handle, ride and relate to horses;
    • perform conservation of therapeutic art material/therapeutic music;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • demonstrate musical mastery;
    • apply hippotherapy activities;
    • establish discharge criteria;
    • demonstrate a welcoming school;
    • evaluate general conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagent;
    • prepare the therapeutic environment;
    • perform multisensory stimulation;
    • implement projects and programs;
    • establish sound-musical dialogue;
    • supervise technical teams (interns, other professionals);
    • perform multidisciplinary care;
    • select horse;
    • define the care team;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • facilitate the interactant's understanding of their health;
    • select therapeutic material;
    • guiding activities of daily living;
    • use assessment protocols ;
    • report;
    • adapt techniques;
    • organize therapeutic groups;
    • develop projects and programs;
    • adjust material;
    • establish result indicators;
    • participate in technical-scientific events;
    • produce informational material;
    • define type of care (individual or group);
    • stimulate autonomy and independence;
    • demonstrate diffuse and focused attention;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • establish therapeutic plan;
    • analyze complementary exams;
    • apply assessment instruments ;
    • define therapeutic care strategies;
    • issue reports and opinions;
    • establish dialogue from plastic production;
    • give courses and lectures;
    • establish therapeutic contract;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • analyze community profile ;
    • observe horse behavior;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • select music therapy methods and techniques;

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