Introduction & Foundation Courses

Introduction to the profession of Art Therapy:
Saturday 31 May, London
Saturday 17 May, Southampton
Saturday 14 June, Carlisle, Cumbria
Art Therapy Foundation Courses:
One-week course in London in June
One-week course Newport, S Wales, April
Thursday evenings London starting May

Short CPD courses for Art Therapists

(Some courses are open to other health & education professionals)
Living on the edge of chaos: organisations, survival & creativity
Intensive mentalization training (London & Glasgow)
Mindfulness & Art Therapy, Bristol
Introduction to Mindfulness AT, London Groups with children
Supervision training for Art Therapists (London & Manchester)

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 >>

For BAAT members

AGM 2014
On the 10th May, BAAT will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the London Resource Centre. The 50th BAAT AGM will start at 1.15pm (registration will begin at 12.30pm) and will be opened by Professor Waller, Honorary President, Joan Woddis, Honorary Vice-President and Rachael King, Chair. The annual report, details of the event and confirmation of attendance will be shortly emailed to members. In the meantime, as we are revising the Code of Ethics, would members please have a look at our proposed changes.

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

2014 survey of Newly Qualified Art Therapists

The 2014 BAAT survey of newly qualified Art Therapists is now live. The information you give us will help us understand the challenges newly qualified Art Therapists face and will inform the work of BAAT Council. More and link to survey >>

BAAT 2014 Attachment & the Arts Conference Thursday 26 June

Professor Antonio Damasio from the University of Southern California Brain & Creativity Institute will be the keynote speaker for the BAAT 2014 Attachment & the Arts Conference. Details and booking form are available now. Last year the Conference sold out one month early - so do book now to ensure a place and before the 30th May to benefit from Early Bird price.

Government unveils new
Mental Health Strategy

Neil Springham, Head of Arts Therapies at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and founder of ResearchNet, was amongst staff and patients meeting Nick Clegg and Alistair Campbell.

Art therapy in cancer care

Michele Wood, an art therapist who works with adults and children living with life-threatening illnesses at the Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice in Hampstead, describes her "day in the life of an art therapist".

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 >>

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 >>

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