The Centre for Arts Therapies Research (CATR) heralds a new phase for the development of Arts Therapies research within the university and within the wider social context. CATR moves in line with twenty first century progressive paradigms; it promotes integrated and complex understandings of the intersections between art, science, psychological and psychotherapeutic processes.
The Department of Psychology is excellently placed as a crucible for CATR as it is the only European university that offers a suite of all five arts therapies practitioner training programmes at MA level. Moreover, CATR is defined by its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team and involves both staff and student (MA and PhD) members in art, dance movement, drama, music and play therapies.
The centre continues to produce research that contributes to social and clinical interventions in partnership with a variety of UK and international organisations including: the NHS, The Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology in Porto, The Grieg Academy of Music in Norway, Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Priory, UK Social Services.
For further information about the activity of CATR please see the CATR Newsletter.
For more information please contact:
Dr Beatrice Allegranti
CATR Director -Reader in Dance Movement Psychotherapy