Psychomotor Therapist

About the job:

What you do

As a Psychomotor Therapist, you promote the physical health and personal development of people. You work with them to identify any emotional or physical problems in their past. You then train, educate and guide them on how to overcome these problems and achieve overall health of body and mind.

The tough stuff

As a Psychomotor Therapist, you will have to:

  • Remain patient and emotionally detached from your patients
  • Set clear expectations from the beginning about the results of therapy
  • Ensure that your patients follow up with the therapy plan; otherwise, they won't improve
The cool stuff

As a Psychomotor Therapist, you will get to:

  • Help your patients function better
  • Help your patients express themselves in a richer way
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-20% evenings & weekends

As a psychomotor therapist, you generally work standard hours but you might work extra hours on weekends and in the evenings.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You typically need a Bachelor’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy to start this career. You can then specialize in a specific area such as Art Therapy by gaining a Master’s degree in that area.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

When she was little, she sometimes found learning difficult and wished she had someone to help her. Now, Dr. Carla Chedid is a Psychomotor Therapist, and helps people of all ages to improve their psychomotor skills.
Basically, psychomotor skills help you move your body, write well, talk to other people, and things like that. Her patients are mostly people who, for various reasons, can't do that very well. It's often not a clear problem, and that's part of what makes her job challenging.
Watch Carla’s detailed behind-the-scenes Nooreed Insider Interview, and see if Psychomotor Therapy is the career for you.


There are lots of options now for qualifying in Psychomotor Therapy, several universities provide interesting specializations, and Carla’s passion motivated her to create the Syndicate of Psychomotor Therapists, which means that Psychomotor Therapy is now a recognized profession in Lebanon. Once qualified, there are so many different job options working with people of all ages, and Carla shows us a range of interesting cases and techniques she uses to treat them.