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:

Core Principles of Supervising Arts Therapies

One day training, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Choose from the following dates: Thursday 10 May 2018 or Monday 29 October 2018
Address: CNWL Recovery and Training College, Block F, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

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The Art of Assessment

One day training, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Choose from the following dates: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Address: CNWL Recovery and Training College, Block F, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

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Developing Core Clinical Skills in CAMHS Arts Therapies

Two day training, 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days
Choose from the following dates: Tuesday 24 April to Wednesday 25 April 2018 or Tuesday 25 September to Wednesday 26 September 2018
Address: CNWL Recovery and Training College, Block F, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

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Advanced psychoanalytically informed Arts Psychotherapies Supervision

Two day training, 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days
Choose from the following dates: Thursday 3 May to Friday 4 May 2018 or Thursday 18 October to Friday 19 October 2018
Address: CNWL Recovery and Training College, Block F, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

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Mentalization Based Arts Advanced Dynamic Arts Therapies Supervision

Two day training, 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days
Choose from the following dates: Tuesday 8 May to Wednesday 9 May 2018 or Tuesday 20 November to Wednesday 21 November 2018
Address: CNWL Recovery and Training College, Block F, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

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Using the Arts to increase Mentalizing for Children and Families

One day training, 9.30am to 4.30pm 
Choose from the following dates: Tuesday 26  June 2018 or Wednesday 5 December 2018 
Address: CNWL Recovery and Training College, Block F, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

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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