The process of making art is a natural form of self-expression for children and adolescents. Art therapy can help people of all ages and abilities make sense of their experience in the hospital and express their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening way. A session with an art therapist offers your child the opportunity to make choices and gain control in an environment where he or she doesn't always have those options.
Art therapists are masters' degree-trained mental health professionals who are trained in both art and psychology. They work with children and adults of all ages, using diverse art modalities (such as drawing, painting, collage-making, photography, working with clay, or exploring new materials) for assessment and treatment. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, art therapy is used to treat depression, relieve anxiety about medical procedures, and manage psychosocial and emotional difficulties related to medical illness, trauma, and loss.
Art therapy may also help your child communicate better with his or her healthcare team, normalize the hospital experience, and build confidence and self-esteem.
New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has one opening for an Art Therapy internship in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. The internship will provide the Art Therapy intern with opportunities to learn the clinical practices of art therapy in the medical setting, as well as working within a multidisciplinary team. The student’s educational experience will be supported and sustained by hospital-wide workshops and presentations, department discussions, in-services, and hands-on experiences with patients and their families.
Our 30-week internship program is a year-long internship during the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to commit to a total of 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.
The Art Therapy Internship Application is available for students who meet the following requirements:
The application requires:
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
*ALL application materials MUST be postmarked by the application deadlines in order to be considered for the Art Therapy Internship.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Child Life & Creative Arts Therapy Department
5 Tower, Room 526
New York, NY 10032
Please contact a licensed creative art therapist: