Birmingham Centre For Arts Therapies
BCAT - the Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies, opened in September 1993 - is setting out to ensure that quality arts therapies is established and maintained initially throughout the U.K., but also extending to an international service.
BCAT - provides a service to assess and facilitate arts therapies sessions. Arts therapists work with both children and adults who have a wide range of needs, such as those arising from emotional, behavioural or mental health problems and effects of stress and trauma.
BCAT - serves as a resource centre and teaching establishment for the training, education and support of professionals and carers. BCAT Therapists have access to a comprehensive, post-qualification Staff Development programme, including regular professional supervision.
BCAT - will hold, update and make available a library of information, including audio-visual facilities, supporting research and promoting the understanding and benefits of the arts therapies as a whole.