British Board of Art Therapy - BBAT

We help unlock the transformative power of art and imagination to change lives.
At British Board of Art Therapy - BBAT Therapists we champion and nurture our profession and empower art therapists to support their communities.
Art therapy is an established form of psychotherapy, delivered by trained art therapists (also known as art psychotherapists).
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A career in art therapy offers an opportunity both to be professionally connected with making art and at the same time to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
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There is a growing body of evidence that art therapy is an effective intervention. Children in primary school, Psychosis and Armed forces veterans.
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Our members work together to help develop and shape the art therapy profession and help support each other in professional development

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The UK Register of Learning Providers is a ‘one-stop’ portal to be used by government departments, agencies, learners, and employers to share key information about learning providers. The UKRLP allows providers to update their information in only one place and share this across agencies such as, the Learning and Skills Council, the Careers Advice Service, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and UCAS. Since provider registration opened on 1st August 2005, the UKRLP has grown to over 20,000 providers. Each of these has been verified against a recognised external source and has been allocated a UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN). This is the unique identifier used to share information with the UKRLP partner agencies.

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We all have heard of CPD but what does it mean? CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the learning, skill development, knowledge building and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work/study, beyond any initial training you have been involved in. Your CPD record shows the experience you have gained, what you have learned and how you have then been able to apply that into your working practice. 



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