What is creative arts therapy?
Creative arts therapy is a New York State licensed mental health profession that combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with the clinical knowledge of the creative process in the therapeutic practice in order to facilitate change in the areas of:
- Emotional health
- Communication and expression
- Social and Cognitive functioning
The use of creative arts therapy as an alternative to traditional psychotherapy has the power to access our emotions and unconscious in a gentler means than conventional talk therapy.
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Who are LCATs?
LCAT, or Licensed Creative Arts Therapists, are New York State licensed mental health practitioners who are also board certified in their particular modality, i.e. music therapy, art therapy, movement therapy, drama therapy, and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. Each member association has established professional training standards including an approval and monitoring process, a code of ethics and standards of clinical practice and a credentialing process. Creative arts therapists use the relationship between the patient and therapist in the context of the artistic process as a dynamic force for change.
What is MT-BC?
MT-BC stands for Music Therapist, Board Certified. Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within the therapeutic relationship to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapists use both instrumental and vocal music strategies to facilitate changes that are non-musical in nature. After assessment of the strengths and needs of each client, certified music therapists provide indicated treatment to support a vast continuum of outcomes.
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