The Economics of Therapy: Caring for Clients, Colleagues, Commissioners and Cash-Flow in the Creative Arts Therapies (Paperback)Daniel Thomas (editor), Vicky Abad (editor), Alison Ledger (author of contributions), Elena Fitzthum (author of contributions), Monika Geretsegger (author of contributions), Thomas Stegemann (author of contributions), Stine Lindahl Jacobsen (author of contributions), Petra Kern (author of contributions), Rebecca Zarate (author of contributions), Elaine Matthews Venter (author of contributions)
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When you think of arts therapy, you don't often associate the practice with profit; however, ethical economic models are essential in allowing clients the most access to arts therapy services. Art therapists don't generally have formal training in economics, which can be challenging when developing their professional services. This book offers the fundamentals of micro and macro economics that apply to creating a sustainable and ethical business model that supports the development of the arts therapies profession worldwide.
Through economic theory and international case studies, the authors consider the business side of therapeutic arts service with recommendations for developing an ethical and sustainable practice. With key insights and informative examples, this book will serve as a guide for small business owners looking to develop their arts therapy practice.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 230 x 164 x 15 mm
For all arts therapies today it's a fact that funding comes and goes - seeking out new work demands new skills to stay afloat. Thomas and Abad in The Economics of Therapy take these challenges head on, providing support and guidance to assist therapists' quality of care giving, survival and prosperity. -- Stephen Sandford MBA, Strategic Lead & Professional Head of Arts Therapies, East London NHS Foundation Trust
I would recommend this book to training arts therapists and practicing arts therapists. However, the book's usefulness is not limited to arts therapists as it would be useful reading for other practitioners wishing to build a business. [...] I have found some useful advice and plenty of food for thought for my own business. -- Christine Northey, Journal of Holistic Healthcare