Important changes to BAAT database and website portal

This week the whole of the BAAT database is being migrated to a new system and new website portal. This means that members will not be able to access their details for a few days, until the migration is completed and tested. You will also not be able to book online for BAAT courses for a short while. You can still email us at or phone us on 020 7686 4217 to book on courses.

Introduction & Foundation Courses

Introduction to the profession of Art Therapy:
Saturday 20 September, London
Art Therapy Foundation Courses:
One-week course, London
Thursday evenings, London.

Short CPD courses for Art Therapists

(Some courses are open to other health & education professionals)
Working at the edge of chaos: organisations, survival & creativity
Intensive mentalization training (Glasgow)
Mindfulness & Art Therapy, Bristol & London
Introduction to Mindfulness AT, London GArt Therapy groups with children
Supervision training for Art Therapists (London & Manchester)
Psycho-educational approach to Art Therapy
Secondary Trauma & Resilience
Art Therapy, Compassion & Positive Emotion, Bristol

Skills for Practice

Series of 3 Saturday afternoon workshops at each location which can be taken separately or booked together. Focus on Art Therapy in Education (London) & Focus on Art Therapy with children and young people (Glasgow).

BAAT Course Ratings

Over all BAAT courses last year 86% of participants rated our courses very good and 14% rated them good. See our courses >>

Portfolio Building courses at the Claremont Project

Autumn 2014 Self-Discovery through Art & Mask Making. Details & booking >>

For BAAT members

BAAT members are eligible for various benefits from the AHP Rewards scheme including discounts on business, travel, insurance & lifestyle products. Log onto the BAAT members' site for details

BAAT Research Library
BAAT members can access this new resource that has art therapy research articles and relevant books catalogued under our main practice areas at

CATT Level2 Course Friday 28th  & Saturday 29th November

CATT (Children's Accelerated Children's Trauma Treatment) is a new technique for treating trauma and PTSD, based on a merging of arts/play based methods and an adaptation of the 'rewind technique' to suit children and young people of all ages. More about the course & to book your place >>

 e-petition: Art Psychotherapy as a recovery program for mental illness

A petition has been launched which aims to persuade the Government to deploy Art Psychotherapy as a recovery program for complex mental illness across all NHS Trusts. Read the petition and sign on-line >>

Art therapy in galleries
and museums

There is a growing interest in this area from both service users and professionals illustrated by two short films from the Art B project in  North Wales. See the videos >>

NHS Video
"Careers in Art Therapy"

Art Therapy careers including a video which describes art therapy and how it works from the point of view of the user and the therapist >>

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