The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a highly regarded specialist charity supporting health in the performing arts through free clinical services, expert training, essential resources and clinical leadership. Our Directory lists practitioners who are experienced helping creative professionals with health problems related to their work.

We are inviting Music, Drama and Art Therapists who have significant experience in the performing arts sector either as an artist, creator or technician, in management and support roles, or as a therapist treating performing arts clients, to apply to join the BAPAM Directory.

BAPAM is the largest provider of clinical services across the performing arts sector, working with artists and technicians, unions, educators, employers, and support organisations. We build connections between healthcare practitioners and the creative industry. Getting involved with BAPAM is an opportunity to join a growing peer network, receive new, high quality referrals and take advantage of specialist mentoring and CPD provision.

Our Directory has a clinical focus and a formal application process. We are therefore looking for Arts Therapists who can evidence robust psychotherapeutic training and who have clinical supervision arrangements in place. We will be flexible in considering Arts Therapists’ wide-ranging interests and specialisms, therapeutic models used, verbal and non-verbal approaches, experience of creative arts practice and career paths. We expect suitably experienced Arts Therapists will typically have been in practice for 3 – 5 years, although we may consider applications from more recently qualified therapists who demonstrate suitability.

There is no charge to join the BAPAM Directory.

The educational and social aspects of Arts Therapy practice are also important to our client group. We know that artist and community wellbeing initiatives help prevent problems and improve health. BAPAM runs a healthy performance training programme and we would be happy to discuss this area of work with Arts Therapists who provide services in the creative sector, including those whose approach may be outside the clinical focus of our Directory.

Apply here to join the BAPAM Directory of Practitioners

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