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The Creative Arts Therapy Specialist is responsible for individual and group therapy treatments using creative arts therapy techniques in music, art and/or dance in order to facilitate patient recovery on the inpatient psychiatric unit. Assesses patients and provides music therapy services and activities. Monitors and records the activity and progress of patients.




·         Provide individual and group treatment using creative arts therapy techniques in music, art, and dance.

·         Perform and document weekly assessments throughout patient's stay.

·         The Creative Arts Therapy Specialist performs initial and weekly assessments, participates in the development of the patient's treatment plan and participates in

           clinical conferences.

·         Responsible for patient centered treatment planning and implementation of therapeutic group therapy programming.

·         Participate and present in clinical conferences and all medical center performance improvement activities and practices.

·         Recognize, address and utilize therapeutic creative arts interventions to facilitate mastery and coping.

·         Demonstrate range of creative arts techniques for support of patient during procedures.

·         Manage multiple patients in a group session; assessing need for escalation of situations, and prioritizing needs of the group.



·         Masters in a Creative Art Therapy, New York State License or limited permit eligibility to practice Creative Arts Therapy required.

·         Creative Arts Therapist is required to have a level of expertise in a specific creative art, such as art, music, and/or dance. Music therapy is preferred.


Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: WAKEFIELD Employment Status: Per Diem Address: 600 East 233rd Street, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: PER DIEM Req ID: 124227 


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