Art - Dance Movement - Drama - Music

 

About IACAT

Overview

Our Vision

“For Creative Arts Therapies to be accessible, visible and valued as an integral part of health, education and social care systems”

 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to:

  • ensure members adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • monitor professional standards
  • promote research through the IACAT academic peer-reviewed journal
  • represent members to employers, health/education agencies and government departments
  • work towards getting statutory recognition along side allied health professionals
  • provide an online directory of practicing therapists for the public

 

History

The Irish Association of Drama, Art and Music Therapists was officially launched in 1992. It developed from a core group of creative arts therapists who had trained abroad and were in the process of establishing their professions in Ireland in the 1980s. The first A.G.M. was held in 1993, when a constitution was ratified and a Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics laid out. In 1998 when dance movement therapists were included, the Association changed its name to the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.

IACAT Membership

Become an IACAT-accredited Art, Dance Movement, Drama or Music Therapist by joining the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.

Professional, Associate, Student and Organisational Memberships are available.

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