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About BAAT

The British Association of Art Therapists is the professional membership body for art therapy in the UK. We are a dynamic organisation, working to support our members and promote art therapy as a growing and vibrant profession.

In the UK, Adrian Hill and Edward Adamson helped to pioneer art therapy in the 1940s and 50s. Strongly anchored in visual art practice, the art therapy profession has since developed and evolved from a primarily psychoanalytic, psychodynamic model to include other approaches such as mentalization-based treatment, mindfulness, dyadic parent/child, cognitive analytic art therapy, etc. (read more About Art Therapy)

This section introduces you to the BAAT and the work we do. Use the sections below to find out more in detail.

(To contact BAAT, please email or ring 020 7686 4216)