The Creative Arts Therapies Society (C.A.T.S)

Contexts of Practice

Contexts of Practice

Arts therapists work in a variety of fields including education, mental health, the caring professions, rehabilitation, special needs, forensic settings, integration and more. They can work with clients individually or as a group.

They therefore work with clients that might need support in very different areas. Some examples include:

 

  • People living with the challenge of emotional / behavioural difficulties
  • People living with the challenge of learning difficulties
  • People living with the challenge of substance abuse or drug related problems
  • People living with the challenge of physical or sensory disabilities who seek psycho-emotional support
  • People living with the challenge of eating disorders
  • People living with the challenge of elderly care who seek psycho-emotional support
  • People living with the challenge of coming to terms with disease
  • People who are dealing with loss
  • People  living with the challenge of mental illness
  • People in prison who seek psycho-emotional support
  • Children in educational or care contexts
  • People in pursuit of personal/ professional self development