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An Arts Therapist is a psychological therapist who has arts-based experience plus training in psychological interventions using drama, music or art as their primary mode of communication.
Find out more about the key roles of an Arts Therapist here.
Why Hire an Arts Therapist? (WHAT?) campaign
The WHAT? campaign, launched in spring 2015, highlights the benefits of using a registered Arts Therapist to employers.
Targeting organisations such as the NHS, private health organisations, social services, the prison service, charities and Local Education Authorities, it aims to raise the profile of Arts Therapists by promoting the benefits of employing a HCPC registered professional and their work in transforming the lives of service users.
Service user case studies
Number of registrants: 3,741 (01/08/16)
British Association of Art Therapists
British Association of Dramatherapists
British Association for Music Therapy
Current renewal start date: 01 June 2016
Current renewal end date: 31 May 2018
Next renewal start date: 01 June 2018
Next renewal end date: 31 May 2020
Arts therapist - Q and A
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Standards of proficiency - Arts therapists
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Arts therapist - Case studies
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