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

Basic Supervision Principles for Arts Therapies Supervisors live Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Monday, 12 September 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST)

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Mentalization Based Arts Psychotherapies for BPD & Psychosis live Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 09:30 | Thursday, 22 September 2016 at 16:30 (BST)

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Brief Interpersonal Methods for Arts Therapists Working with Depression (BIAPs) live Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Brief Interpersonal Methods for Arts Therapists Working with Depression (BIAPs) live Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Mentalization Based Arts Psychotherapies Psychoeducation Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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The Power of Externalisation – Integrating Systemic and Narrative Therapy Theories with Arts Therapies Practice in CAMHS Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Thursday, 3 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Advanced Dynamic Arts Therapies Supervision Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Arts in Health Care Conference 2016 - The Art of Mentalizing: Communicating the Unknown live Brooklyn, NY | Pratt Institute

Friday, 21 October 2016 at 19:00 | Sunday, 23 October 2016 at 21:00 (EDT)

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The Power of Externalisation – Integrating Systemic and Narrative Therapy Theories with Arts Therapies Practice in CAMHS LIVEHarrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Thursday, 3 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Advanced Dynamic Arts Therapies Supervision Harrow, United Kingdom | University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Brief Interpersonal Arts Psychotherapies (BIAP) for Working with Depression

Date: 21 September 2016 from 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Employer-funded: £175
Self-funded: £90
Partial bursary application (for 3 days)

Clinical depression is so widespread that the importance of getting the approach right cannot be underestimated. Arts psychotherapists excel at using arts based processes to explore and give shape to complex relational dynamics.

A central part of the training day is about how we identify and give shape to relational patterns that cause, exacerbate or maintain depressive symptoms. The focus will be on how to develop a relational focus that can be worked with in brief work. We hope that you will join us for a creative, engaging and intensive day where you will see how arts can be successfully used to facilitate the process.

To book now, please contact icapt.cnwl@nhs.net

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Training venue

ICAPT, CNWL Training and Recovery College,
University of Westminster,
Watford Rd, Harrow,
London, HA1 3TP

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Mentalisation-Based Arts Psychotherapies for BPD & Psychosis

20 and 22 September 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm

Employer funded: £350
Self-funded: £180
Partial bursary application (for 3 days)

This day is suitable for art, drama and music therapists who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder and have already completed a basic mentalisation-based arts psychotherapies course. Participants are expected to have been using basic mentalising skills in their everyday practice. This day will expand on previous knowledge and embed the basic skills of mentalisation-focused practice using arts as a vehicle of communication and reflection.

An arts psychotherapies mentalisation-based model focuses on  re-representations (image, sound, movement, narrative) of self and other, the underlying affect linked with the interpersonal context. A range of methods will be highlighted that help to promote states for mentalising as well as understanding non-mentalising processes. Verbal and arts based interventions in the context of arts psychotherapies practice are explored in relation to working with this clinical group.

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Training venue

ICAPT, CNWL Training and Recovery College,
University of Westminster,
Watford Rd, Harrow,
London, HA1 3TP

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Basic Supervision Principles for Arts Therapies Supervisors

12 September 2016 from 9:30am to 1pm

Rate: £31.85

Venue: University of Westminster, Harrow Campus - Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

This event is being run by Art and Music Senior clinical supervisors (Jorge Camarena, Claire Grant, Dominik Havsteen-Franklin). The aim of the day is to engage in processes of enabling and exploring emergent clinical content in clinical supervision. This is a half-day training where many mentalization arts based-processes will be explored as well as the similarities and differences between clinical competencies and supervisory competencies. This half-day is suitable for people wanting to refresh themselves about core principles or people who have recently begun or are thinking about beginning supervisory practice. We also run an advanced training day which this half day provides a foundation for the advanced training day.

Refresher for Mentalisation-Based Arts Psychotherapies Practice

Fee: £90 per day

This day is suitable for art, drama and music therapists who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder and have already completed a basic mentalisation-based arts psychotherapies course. Participants are expected to have been using basic mentalising skills in their everyday practice. This day will expand on previous knowledge and embed the basic skills of mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) using arts as a vehicle of communication and reflection.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their clinical work and to explore the clinical change process. Clinical scenarios will be explored in more depth and we will also use child/family work where needed.

The course will help participants embed and develop further their skills to treat patients with personality disorder using a mentalisation-based approach.

For dates, please enquire: email icapt.cnwl@nhs.net

CPD Certified

Training venue

ICAPT, CNWL Training and Recovery College,
University of Westminster,
Watford Rd, Harrow,
London, HA1 3TP

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Upcoming trainings

The Power of Externalisation – Integrating Systemic and Narrative Therapy Theories with Arts Therapies Practice  in CAMHS

Date: 3 November 2016

More details to follow. 

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