An art therapy training degree is one in which teaches the individual to use art techniques and teaching to aide in furthering the development of their patients. Through the use of art, degreed individuals are taught to use art as a means of communication and healing. Although anyone can use art therapy, it is very effective in those who are challenged in the area of communication. Used for counseling for healing, treatment, psychotherapy, rehabilitation, it is an overall way to teach individuals to use other forms of communication. The idea is to help patients gain a deeper perspective and understanding of themselves and their abilities.