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Private Practitioners Mentoring Programme | 8 sessions | from 25 Oct 2017

Private Practitioners MentoringThe Private Practice Mentoring Programme is designed for arts therapists who are planning to develop private practice alongside their current work schedules. The course is suitable for those considering a move into private practice as it develops and sharpens the skills and clinical focus required when working privately. This course is also suitable for arts therapists who want to develop sessional contracts or work independently. We look at the development of one’s professional identity and the options available in the changing employment climate. The business of art therapy is modeled upon many years’ experience in private practice.

This is a structured small professional group for qualified art therapists which will focus on key themes experienced when starting up and managing a private practice. The themes include private registration, insurance, data protection and the legal framework; building a referral network, assessment and on-going clinical work; practice identity and marketing; finances, fees and accounting; supervision, clinical governance and self-care.

The course will help you to reflect on the resources you may have to draw on to develop your profile as an independent art therapist and private practitioner. This training programme is unique in that it provides support and guidance over a 7 month period. During this time you will be given skills-based, practical and theoretical support to develop your own private and independent practice.

Course content & structure:

Workshop dates
Theme Learning outcomes 
Wed 25 Oct 2017 Approaching Private Practice
in Art Therapy
  • BAAT registration process
  • Considering the space/resources
  • Challenges & transitions
Wed 29 Nov Self employed status
  • Sessional contracts
  • Private and self-employed status
  • Legal requirements
Wed 13 Dec Assessment process
  • Risk Assessment
  • Client contract setting
  • Use of the art-materials
Wed 31 Jan 2018 On-going client work
  • Holding the therapeutic work
  • Cycles of change & anniversaries
  • Therapeutic aims and review
Wed 28 Feb 2018 Marketing your service
  • Promotional material and image
  • Reaching your customer group
  • Developing a referral network
  • Development & growth
Wed 28 March Balancing the books
  • Fees and costs
  • Money as a personal symbol
  • Therapeutic meaning
  • Business models
Wed 18April Personal reflections
  • Sustaining one’s self
  • Self-care & resilience
  • Supervision
  • Professional networks

This course is open to qualified HCPC or UKCP registered Art Therapists, moving into private work, newly qualified or coming to the end of their training in art therapy.

Course facilitators: Hephzibah Kaplan & Gary Nash:

Hephzibah Kaplan Dip. AT, Dip. Psy. Spvn, B.Ed (Hons) has 18 years’ experience working in private practice, adult mental health and with children and adolescents. She is a BAAT registered supervisor, private practitioner and founder/Director of London Art Therapy Centre.

Gary Nash, BA. Dip AT. MA AT: has over twenty years of experience working in adult mental health services and private practice. He is a BAAT registered supervisor and registered private practitioner. He is currently working in private practice and is a founder member of the London Art Therapy Centre. Gary established the private practice special interest group in 2010 and has been supporting practitioners in this area since 2008.

Course fee: £420 for the full programme, £390 early bird enrolment offer.

Early bird enrolment (EBE) offer closes 30 September 2017. If you enrol before this date you may still pay by instalments though at the lower rate.

You will receive a CPD Certificate for 14 hours Continuing Professional Development.


Please go to booking form on website and fill out course name. You can enter the initial deposit amount and pay via paypal. You will receive an email receipt with follow-up email and confirmation of your place.

Alternatively please send a cover note with your details plus cheque for deposit or full amount to London Art Therapy Centre, Pioneer House, 46 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JH

Payment by instalments is possible if you prefer as follows: EBE = Early Bird Enrolment before 30 September 2017.

booking deposit
Enrolment fee By
25 Oc
 Final payment By
31 Jan 
EBE   20% fee –  £78.00

          20% fee –  £84.00

40% fee –  £156.00

 40% fee – £168.00

40% fee –  £156.00

 40% fee – £168.00

Please note there are only 12 available places on this CPD training so early enrolment is recommended.

Next Course Begins: 25 October 2017

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