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Title The economics of therapy : caring for clients, colleagues, commissioners and cash-flow in the creative art therapies / edited by Daniel Thomas and Vicky Abad ; foreword by Brynjulf Stige
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents The economics of therapy : caring for clients, colleagues, commissioners and cash-flow / Daniel Thomas and Vicky Abad, editors -- Commissioners and service development / Dr. Alison Ledger -- RAILE : using core clinical skills to grow arts therapy businesses / Vicky Abad and Daniel Thomas, editors -- The dilemma for arts therapists : fee-setting and demanding money / Elena Fitzthum, Monika Geretsegger, Thomas Stegemann -- Ethics & transparency / Stine Lindahl Jacobsen -- Therapy and business skills teaching within therapy training courses / Dr. Petra Kerm -- The American perspective / Dr. Rebecca Zarate -- Case study / Elaine Matthews Venter -- Case study : managing business growth from the bottom up ... turning your small and niche passion into a business / Vicky Abad, editor -- Case study : independence, passion and resilience : learning to think big from the start / Daniel Thomas, editor -- Case study : striking a balance : music therapist vs businessman in Hong Kong / Kingman Chung
Summary 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's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Arts -- Therapeutic use -- Economic aspects.
Models, Organizational.
Practice Management -- economics.
Sensory Art Therapies -- economics.
Form Electronic book
Author Abad, Vicky, editor
Thomas, Daniel, 1972- editor
LC no. 2016053875
ISBN 1784502197 (electronic bk.)
9781784502195 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)