Creative Arts Therapies and Arts in HealthEvent name: Creative Arts Therapies and Arts In Health: ​current training provisions and future challenges
Organiser's name: Canterbury Christ Church University, Royal Society for Public Health and Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies
Event location: Novotel, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT
Date: Thursday 7 September 2017
Times: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Event description: 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.

Speakers include:
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
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, Birmingham City Council ​
Karen Creavin, Head of Well-being Service, Birmingham City Council
Amanda Gatherer, Trust Lead for Psychological Therapies, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Francesca Norouzi, Lead Art Psychotherapist, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Carol Hiles, Course Leader for Arts in Health MA, University of South Wales
​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

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.

Cost: £45
Contact details: ​Tel: 0121 440 8273 Email:
Website: Visit the BCAT website for full details.