What the Creative Arts Therapies are?

Creative arts therapies is a collective term used for art therapy, dance movement therapy, dramatherapy and music therapy. They are evidenced-based health professions with a strong research foundation. They work with a focus on psychosocial, cognitive, emotional and physical needs and utilise creative mediums that allow an alternative and additional means of communication. They coordinate planned and creative use of the art forms to accomplish individualised clinical goals within a therapeutic relationship.

Art Therapy

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Dance-Movement
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Dramatherapy

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Music Therapy

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iacat offer a number of membership types

Professional

Available having graduated from an approved single modality masters degree in Art, Dance Movement, Drama or Music Therapy.

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Student

Available to students of iacat approved single modality training courses in Art, Dance Movement, Drama or Music Therapy.

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Non-Practicing

Available to any Creative Arts Therapist who has been registered previously as a professional member with iacat.

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Associate

If you have an interest in or would like to support the creative arts therapies in Ireland you can become an associate member.

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Organisational

Open to organisations or companies who support the ideals and development of the Creative Arts Therapies in Ireland.

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Art can be said to be - and can be used as - the externalised map of our interior self.

Peter London. Art Therapist

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

Edward de Bono. Physician, Psychologist, Author, inventor and consultant.

Polyphony: The iacat Journal

An online journal which covers evidence
based practice, current research, book
reviews, images, music, podcasts and
relevant emerging topics. Submissions
from Irish and international contributors are
welcome and can be emailed to
journaleditor@iacat.ie.

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