Post-qualification training for arts psychotherapists

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

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.

The Art of Assessment

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Time: 9.15am to 4.30pm

Duration: One day training

Summary: Increasingly and across a variety of settings, arts psychotherapists are being asked to take part in a range of assessments. From generic mental health assessments, risk assessments or assessing patient suitability for specific treatment programmes, the art of balancing patient engagement with the assessment task at hand requires highly developed and specialised skills. CPD certified.

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Advanced psychoanalytically informed Arts Psychotherapies Supervision

Date: Thursday 31 October 2019 to Friday 1 November 2019

Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm (both days)

Duration: Two days training

Summary: We will explore the task of supervising effectively from a psychoanalytic perspective. CPD certified.

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