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Creative Arts Therapies and Arts In Health: Current Training Provisions and Future Challenges

Thursday 7th September
Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT

A conference held jointly between Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT), Canterbury Christ Church University and The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) 

After a number of conferences on the subject of the differences and similarities between the practices of arts in health and arts therapies, it was thought timely to hold a conference which discussed the differences in training between the two approaches.

Speakers have been invited, therefore, from both Masters’ Level courses in Arts Therapies and those in Arts in Health, including the necessity of cross- cultural training within such courses. 


Who is this conference for?

This conference will be of great interest to a wide variety of people, from existing professionals in work in the arts with clients who have special needs, to those who are seeking to train in either of the two fields.

It will also be attractive to commissioners who wish to buy in the services of facilitators in arts in heath or arts therapies, who may learn what to expect from leaders in such work, especially to those who may be seeking to set up new
arts departments in their own establishments.

The conference will attract CPD points and certificates will be issued for those who ask for them. 



9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.20 Chairs welcome

10.20-11.40 Current training provisions 

11.40-12.00 Refreshments

12.00-12.40 Current students perspectives

12.40-1.00 Q&A

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Commissioners views and expectations

3.30-4.00 Plenary session

4.00 Close and refreshments 



Prof Stephen Clift, Director of Sidney De Haan Centre, Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Angela Fenwick, Founder and Director of Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies

Dr Erminia Colucci, Queen Mary University, London and Founder of Movie-ment.org

Tessa Watson, Training & Education Committee, British Association for Music Therapy and HCPC Partner

Terrence Wendell Brathwaite, Postgraduate Course Director, LLM Law Degree Programmes, Coventry University

Symon Easton, Head of Cultural Development & Karen Creavin, Head of Well-being Service, Birmingham City Council

Amanda Gatherer, Trust Lead for Psychological Therapies, & Francesca Norouzi, Lead Art Psychotherapist, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Carol Hiles, Course Leader for Arts in Health MA, University of South Wales Arts

Representatives of services for the elderly and other client groups

Peter Courts, ex Birmingham primary school headmaster

Students on Arts Therapies and Arts in Health training courses


Booking Details

Delegate rate includes all day refreshments and buffet lunch £45 per delegate

Venue: Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, B1 2HT

telephone: 0121 619 9002

For enquiries call 0121 440 8273 or email: talktobcat@gmail.com

Further details available at www.bcat.info/conference.html 

Download the conference flyer by clicking HERE.



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