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  • the late 1990s and are now firmly established in the country The professional context of arts therapies In 1986 the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists IACAT was developed as a professional association for the arts therapies and in 2011 celebrated its 25th anniversary At present there is no state recognition or state registration system for the arts therapies but IACAT has been and is presently actively involved in negotiations in developing these systems with the government The association has developed a code or guidelines of ethical practice It has an organisational structure that supports both practitioners as well as the arts therapy educational systems in the country acting as a voice as well as communication with local and national government agencies IACAT now regularly publishes a professional journal JIACAT Practitioners work in a range of clinical and community settings within statutory and non statutory settings as well as private practice These range from psychiatric settings palliative care through to education Presently there are post graduate level 9 trainings in art drama and music therapy with dance drama movement therapy offering foundation non clinical level training experiences Post graduate trainings MA Art Therapy CIT Crawford College of Art Design Cork

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  • within universities for applied sciences and the duration of a Bachelor is four years full time 240 ECTS Master courses can have between 60 and 120 ECTs Training courses There are seven universities for applied sciences that offer training in arts therapies across the country Stenden in Leeuwarden Artez in Arnhem and Enschede HAN in Nijmegen Hogeschool Zuyd in Heerlen HU in Utrecht and Amersfoort Codarts in Rotterdam Hogeschool Leiden in Leiden Several universities collaborate in centres for research see under each university for more information and some are currently developing a joint masters One of these research centres is KenVak the joint venture of four universities It is possible to study at the level of both BA MA and there is the possibility of a PhD but not every university can offer all these levels All the arts therapies are offered but not every university offers them all Professional associations There are four professional arts therapies associations one for each modality Art Nederlandse Vereniging Beeldende Therapie NVBT Dance Nederlandse Vereniging voor Danstherapie NVDAT Drama Nederlandse Vereniging Dramatherapie NVDT Music Nederlandse Vereniging Muziektherapie NVMT These associations together with the association for psychomotor therapy are grouped under the umbrella of a federation named Federatie Vaktherapeutische Beroepen FVB The Association for Anthroposophic based Arts Therapies Art Music and Speech Drama Therapy the NVKT is currently negotiating cooperation with the Federation The professional associations support therapists by organising and offering activities workshops and courses for continuous professional development CPD They work to develop protocols and modules for clinical settings and set standards for professional practice The Federation serves the joint interests of all the arts therapies with for instance governmental organizations healthcare and insurance companies or educational programmes and helps to further development within the professional field There is a code of ethics

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  • wards Now there are music therapists and art therapists working in psychiatric hospitals and day centres special education cancer care trauma and refugee centres Although the community of therapists is still not large in number there is a growing interest in the creative arts therapies and an increasing number of students are attending training programmes Training courses Two ECTS training programmes in music therapy are established in Norway one at the Academy of Music in Oslo and the other at the University of Bergen They offer a one year programme at Bachelor level and a two year Masters programme There is a two year Masters level ECTS Art Therapy programme at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences former Oslo University College This University became a member of ECArTE in 2011 Despite great efforts from professionals trained abroad there are still no official training programmes in either dramatherapy or dance therapy in Norway There are private non credit training programmes both in psychodrama art and expressive art therapies P rofessional associations The Norwegian Music Therapy Association was founded in 1972 and has about 250 members The Norwegian Art Therapy Association was founded in 1978 Ten years ago the Association

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  • various therapeutic approaches and services in society At this time arts therapies were introduced in many sectors of public health education and activities of public organizations with the aim of supporting various groups at risk especially abandoned children psychiatric and addictive patients cancer patients etc However arts therapeutic activities were often sponsored by foreign funds and professional groups abroad Until 2000 there was neither a professional education in arts therapies nor relevant publications in Russia More active developments in the field of the arts therapies especially art therapy were observed from late 1990s A muti professional art therapeutic community began to consolidate in the Russian Federation leading to the establishment of the Russian Art Therapy Association in St Petersburg in 1997 the first art therapy books and the publication of The Healing Art International Art Therapy Journal The first extended trainings in art therapy and dance movement therapy in the form of masters and post graduate courses began while the academic standing of art therapy was reinforced by the development of its theoretical foundations and methodology and more systematic research Several monographs were published and Ph D dissertations were recently defended Currently while the state is putting more material resources and efforts into improving the public health sector education and social services arts therapies have a real opportunity for implementation and further development Dialogue and exchange with professional arts therapies organizations from abroad are being intensified The current agenda regarding arts therapies in Russia includes the following tasks creating theoretical foundations of arts therapies and establishing the identity of each expressive therapy establishing and improving academic educational programmes the development of evidence based practice etc Major theoretical approaches with regard to arts therapies observed in practice include eclectic integrative systems and family oriented psychoanalytic psychodynamic developmental humanistic Therapeutic trends consist

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  • Board for Higher Education The programme was recognised also by ECArTE European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education in 2001 From the beginning it has been an international part time study course Every year four to six guest teachers and experts in the arts therapies from abroad are invited to cooperate in running the courses From the beginning of arts therapies training in 1996 until 2009 there have been about 100 part time students involved Unfortunately there is no financial support for study from the government Only a few of students receive scholarships from their institutions Most students must pay university fees by themselves which is the reason that their study often lasts longer Training courses Before 2009 the postgraduate arts therapies training programme was running on the level of specialisation According to the Bologna European higher education system the programme progressed to Masters level and was accreditated by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2012 Education at Masters level started in the academic year 2012 13 In the arts therapies training four modalities are offered art dance movement drama and music Once qualified the graduates are able to practise as arts therapists mostly in the context of their undergraduate profession or in private practice Since the profession of arts therapist is not yet on the list of professions in Slovenia special professional registration for arts therapists does not yet exist Professional associations In 2004 the Slovenian Arts Therapists Association was founded One of the main tasks of the Association is to establish the profession of arts therapist on the list of professions in Slovenia The Association connects Slovenian arts therapists from all arts therapies modalities about 40 in 2011 students and other professionals interested in arts therapies Altogether there are over 60 arts therapists who work in different

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  • the drawing up of the constitution of a federation in order to achieve the social representation and the legal recognition of the profession This agreement became a commitment by the associations attending the First Professional Conferences of Investigation in Creative Therapies 2007 Madrid Since then and until the present day the following actions have been taken by the Spanish Federation of Professional Associations of Art Therapy To adopt by consensus the definition of the Spanish professionals of art therapy as a specific work which uses the process of artistic creation to accompany and facilitate processes of psychotherapy and promote the bio psycho social welfare in the framework of those individuals or groups of people who require informed and agreed therapeutic relationship This definition has its roots in the therapeutic potential of the artistic creation within an appropriate framework with the aim to promote dynamics of transformation of personal and social capacity expressive and creative development the change of subjective position and being the case the symptomatic devising We are talking about a discipline open to the advances in the state of knowledge and scientific standards To agree an ethical code by the Spanish professionals of the different associations To obtain professional insurance to provide protection for the practice of art therapy in Spain This objective has been the first one of the achievements of the federative movement Currently we have insurance that gives us coverage throughout Europe To create and keep updated a record of all art therapists who meet the minimal requirements established in the byelaws of the Federation minimum 90 ECTS or equivalent in university credits and a minimum of two years of professional experience as art therapist under supervision The above mentioned requirements are in agreement with the international requirements and with the university curriculums in the Spanish State A Commission of Accreditation and Approval will implement the procedure according to the FEAPA Internal Regulations The document is being drafted To provide opportunities for continuous training and supervision in order to ensure proper practice and as a framework of security for users and patients Since there exists a difficulty of access to supervision and individual therapy by the partners the Federation is undertaking analysis of those important aspects of professional practice which it wants to stimulate by micro grants equitable for the associations as to comply with a specific training programme To use all possible resources in order that art therapy be recognized as a discipline with its own identity The Commission for Professional Development will work towards the registration of the profession through the federation as one of the healthcare activities that include doctors psychiatrists psychologists psychotherapists etc and that do not require the payment of VAT To increase the standing of the profession an integral dossier on art therapy in Spain will be written with the definition the official curricula the professionals publications and bibliographical references This will be presented to the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs by a lawyer with expertise in this

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  • are employed on the basis of their first profession Several art therapists have taken an additional University Diploma in psychotherapy 90 ECTS in order to become authorized for work as registered psychotherapist In 2006 the National Association for Art Therapists SRBt was founded to include all art therapists in our country Ethical guidelines and a model for authorizing formally qualified art therapists are important accomplishments of the association Every second year the Swedish Danish Norwegian Finnish or Icelandic Art Therapy Associations arrange a Nordic Seminar in art therapy As art therapy is not yet a recognized profession in Sweden there is no requirement to be registered in order to be employed as art therapist However the authorization by SRBt certifies that the art therapist has formal education and a certain amount of supervised clinical experience http www bildterapi se Contact birgitta englund umu se or 46 90 786 98 98 Professional context of dance therapy The history of dance therapy in Sweden starts at the beginning of the 1980s when dancers and dance teachers and other interested parties started to bring together information about dance therapy mainly from USA and Europe The Swedish Association for Dance Therapy was founded in 1984 and had as its main goal to spread information about dance therapy and to develop an education in the field The Association organised short courses with guest teachers from abroad There was cooperation with New York University and dance therapist Miriam Berger among others As interest in dance therapy grew the first introductory course 30 ECTS was held in 1991 at the University College of Dance in Stockholm This course was gradually developed into an MA 120 ECTS including basic psychotherapy education Owing to a major reorganization at the University College of Dance and Circus the further education in dance therapy has been put on hold indefinitely Currently there are courses at private institutes and an introductory course at University of Karlstad 7 5 ECTS Dance therapists work mainly in private practice but some work within Stockholm City Council Since dance movement therapy is not yet recognized as a profession they are employed in the capacity of their first profession as social workers physiotherapists psychotherapists psychologists or special educators Some are employed as dancers dance teachers and choreographers Dance therapists in Sweden work with individuals and groups adults and children within psychiatry clients with eating disorders children with special needs elderly clients within oncology with fibromyalgia and pain disorders among others Dance therapy is used within hospitals and schools Several dance therapists have taken the additional university diploma in psychotherapy 90 ECTS and are authorized to work as registered psychotherapists The first three doctoral dissertations in Sweden by dance therapists were presented in 1994 2002 and 2004 There is also research being conducted within Stockholm City Council in the context of psychiatry and eating disorders as well as the elderly client group The Association supports a professional network and has a list of practising therapists with a formal training

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  • service The diversity of these areas of work is reflected in the number of special interest groups that have developed in affiliation with the British Association of Art Therapists Art therapy is a diverse profession and it is important to ensure that those who practise it are maintaining the standards that we as a professional body uphold Art therapists along with dramatherapists and music therapists need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC http www hpc uk org The professional context of dramatherapy in the United Kingdom Nationally recognised courses in dramatherapy have been established in the UK since the 1980s Qualified practitioners register with the British Association of Dramatherapists BADth http badth org uk BADth Dramatherapy has as its main focus the intentional use of healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity imagination learning insight and growth Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy in which all of the performance arts are utilised within the therapeutic relationship Dramatherapists are both artists and clinicians and draw on their trainings in theatre drama and therapy to create methods to engage clients in effecting psychological emotional and social changes The therapy gives equal validity to body and mind within the dramatic context stories myths play texts puppetry masks and improvisation are examples of the range of artistic interventions a dramatherapist may employ These will enable the client to explore difficult and painful life experiences through an indirect approach Dramatherapy is a diverse profession and it is important to ensure that those who practise it are maintaining the standards that we as a professional body uphold Dramatherapists along with art therapists and music therapists need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC http www hpc uk org Dramatherapy is formally recognised for employment purposes by the National Health Service In addition many dramatherapists work in social services education prisons Home Office and the private sector The professional context of music therapy in the United Kingdom Nationally recognised courses in music therapy have been established in the UK since the late 1960s Qualified practitioners register with the British Association of Music Therapists BAMT http www bamt org There are two methods for training and practice Nordoff Robbins can be found at http www nordoff robbins org uk content what we do train music therapist nordoff robbins learning experience Regardless of training all practitioners need to registered with Health and Care Professions Council HCPC http www hpc uk org Music plays an important role in our everyday lives It can be exciting or calming joyful or poignant can stir memories and powerfully resonate with our feelings helping us to express them and to communicate with others Music therapy uses these qualities and the musical components of rhythm melody and tonality to provide a means of relating within a therapeutic relationship In music therapy people work with a wide range of accessible

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