Friday, July 29, 2016

Setting professional goals

In a recent art therapy supervision, I asked everyone to think about their professional goals as an art therapist, either short or long term. Sometimes setting specific goals and/or talking about them can help us motivate ourselves and enable us to help and support each other in our endeavors. One therapist talked about working on some personal issues that would help her interactions with others. Other therapists talked about working toward their ATR or other licensure. One shared about an interest in play therapy while another said he would like to become a psychoanalyst. Attending trainings, presenting at conferences, and doing research were also discussed. It was a good way to learn about each other, and I talked about the importance of helping our patients set and meet their goals as well.