They are knowledgeable about the human development, psychology theories, clinical practice and the ability of treatment through the visual arts. They have empathy and ensure the existence of a structure so as to operate a framework of freedom.
The living contact that the art therapists have with art brings them closer to the people they help. They know exactly what is going on at the moment of the artistic process and have the sense of the meaning and the function that is being carried out for the target person or the target group at a specific time. They are flexible and broad-minded. It is mandatory those who take on this magnificent mission to help other people to accomplish their work with sensitivity and skillfulness.