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Benefits of trainee placements

Practice placements are very popular with employers within education, health and social care, charities, probation and prison services, etc. Art therapy trainees are mature, post-graduate students who often have considerable professional experience prior to beginning their training. Providing a placement for art therapy trainees is an excellent way to introduce art therapy to organisations and to evaluate its benefits for service-users and carers.

Employers will need to provide a suitable, consistent space for the trainees to work with individuals or groups. Clinical supervision will also need to be provided, although this may be done by a professional who is not an art therapist but has relevant skills such as counselling, psychotherapy. etc.

To explore providing practice placements to art therapy trainees, please contact the training organisation closest to you.

HCPC Validated MA Art Therapy Training.pdf