Post-qualification training for arts psychotherapists

We offer the following training courses for qualified art psychotherapists, music therapists and drama therapists:

Quick links to all our courses:

Mentalization Based Arts Psychotherapies for BPD & Psychosis

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Monday 18 September 2017 (full day) and Tuesday 19 September (full day)

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Brief Interpersonal Methods for Arts Therapists Working with Depression (BIAPs)

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm

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Basic Supervision Principles for Arts Therapies Supervisors

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Thursday 28 September 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm

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The Art of Assessment: Developing key skills in Clinical Assessment for Art

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm

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Advanced Dynamic Arts Therapies Supervision

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Monday 30 October 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm

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Why train with us?

The training integrates well-established principles of arts therapies with research informed psychological interventions:

  • Developing a shared language for arts therapies interventions
  • Linking practice with outcomes
  • Using research to inform clinical development

The ICAPT team is led by clinical leads and managers who have demonstrated clinical expertise in art psychotherapy, music therapy and drama therapy. The training is attended by arts therapists from different backgrounds and offers an opportunity to provide a multi-modal learning forum.

During these times of such significant change in the health services, where jobs have far less security than ever before, and as payment by results becomes implemented through value-based commissioning, it will become more a requirement that we are able to demonstrate a shared understanding of the treatment process from the therapist's, manager's and patient's perspective.

These training programmes are a significant step towards establishing a position that offers a clinically led solution.

If you have not already completed this training and you are either intending to work in a health setting which involves the treatment of severe mental health disorders or you are already working in a health setting, we believe that these training programmes would be of benefit to you.

Testimonials from trainees

"A comprehensive introduction to Mentalisation"

"Well thought-out and communicated model of working with a good mix of tasks"

"Diversity in areas covered, clear information, hands-on advice, a good combination of videos, role play and lectures"

More information

If you have a query or want to find out more, please email icapt.cnwl@nhs.net