[gatamembers] Re: hello, I'm a new GATA member

  • From: Creating Mandalas <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gatamembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:42:46 -0400

Hi Tristan,

Welcome to Atlanta! Re: jobs: there may be an opening working with adults
at Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta.

Re: LPC, I'm not familiar with the master's specialist category. I would
suggest you go ahead with the application for LAPC (entry level LPC) while
you are living close to the people who will have to sign your forms.

Good luck with your transition,

Susanne Fincher

On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM, Tristan Buono <trbuono@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello, my name is Tristan Buono and I am an art therapist and child life
> specialist currently living and working in New York City. I am moving to
> Atlanta, GA this fall with my fiancé who is being relocated to Atlanta for
> work. I have recently joined GATA and I am looking forward to participating
> in GATA events once I move to Atlanta.
> I would be happy to speak to any GATA members about how to go about
> looking for employment opportunities for art therapists in the Atlanta
> area. If anyone has any suggestions or can point me in the right direction
> it would be much appreciated.  I graduated with my MPS in Art Therapy from
> the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. After graduation I did an
> intensive summer internship in child life at Hackensack University Medical
> Center in New Jersey and became a certified child life specialist. Since
> 2010 I have been working at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases with
> pediatric inpatients and outpatients as a child life specialist and art
> therapist.  This past month I completed my client contact and supervision
> hours for my ATR and sent in my ATR paperwork for processing to the Art
> Therapy Credential Board. I should have my ATR by the time I move to
> Atlanta. If you'd like to learn more about my professional background
> please feel free to look at my Linkedin profile at:
> https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=31864716&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
> I also have some questions about GA licensure for art therapists. It seems
> that many art therapists in your area have an LPC. Having a masters degree
> that was strictly from an art therapy program, not an art therapy and
> counseling program, is it possible to obtain the LPC licensure? I tried
> contacting the GA LPC board to ask them about my specific educational
> requirements but was told that I need to apply for the license before the
> board could tell me if I qualify and meet the educational requirements.
>  Does anyone have experience with this? If yes, do you know if an art
> therapist would apply for the LPC under the master's or master's specialist
> category? My other questions is, is it possible to take additional courses
> to qualify for the LPC license and if yes does anyone have a recommendation
> on where to complete extra graduate level courses?
> Thanks so much in advance for any guidance anyone could provide to me.  I
> look forward to being apart of the GATA community once I move to Atlanta.
> All the best,
> Tristan Buono
> trbuono@xxxxxxxxxxx

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