WATAF is a professional network for Arts Therapists living and/or working in Wales. It has close links with the Welsh Allied Health Professions Committee (WAHPC), advising the Welsh Government (WG) on professional therapeutic issues. Please explore our website for further information about the Arts Therapies in Wales and resources that may be useful in finding out about the professions or locating an arts therapist or an arts therapies service.
The arts therapies professional associations in the UK, BADTH, BAAT, BAMT & ADMP UK have all worked closely with WATAF in forming and reviewing aims and agreed procedures. Their continued support enables the forum to fulfil its role, of central importance to the Arts therapies in Wales. Whilst each of the professional associations in Wales has their own meetings and activities, WATAF enables us to act on shared issues and concerns.
WATAF works on behalf of all arts therapists working and/or living in Wales. It is funded by BAAT, BAMT, BADTH and ADMPUK.
Arts therapies representation in Wales is informed by the Welsh Advisory Structure, last reviewed by the Welsh Government in 2014. Two feeder bodies represent the arts therapies in Wales: WATAF and WATAF NHS (those working in the NHS).
To view our Aims and Procedures, please click below.
elected officers - WATAF
Arts Therapies in the UK
Dance Movement Psychotherapy is not regulated by the HCPC. Practitioners require a registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP - Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist College), which is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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