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.

Arts Therapies skills in Dementia care

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019 Time: 9.15am to 5pm (registration begins at 9am) Lunch will be provided

This enjoyable, interactive, and fun learning experience will give an insight into the process and understanding of arts therapy to enable a fuller arts engagement with people who have a diagnosis of dementia. The day will outline dementia and arts therapy and look at how arts therapy communication can inform engagement and emotional understanding. Alongside this introduction will be an opportunity to interact with experienced drama, music and art therapists through structured and improvised workshops. We hope that attendees will gain greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing dementia.

For more information and to book visit Eventbrite

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