Celebrations As Degree Course Awarded National Accreditation

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Celebrations As Degree Course Awarded National Accreditation

Date posted: 24 June 2013

A University of Derby degree that prepares students for careers in the therapeutic use of the creative arts is celebrating after being accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists.

The news comes shortly after this year's BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies degree students displayed their work in music, dance, drama, sculpture, painting and more to rapturous reviews at the University's annual Degree Shows.

Martyn Parker-Eames, Programme Leader of Creative Expressive Therapies, said: "The National Council of Psychotherapists accredits degree and diploma programmes that train professionals to offer 'psychotherapeutic' care. Our Creative Expressive Therapies students learn how to apply their art and talents to help others, whether that is through music, drama, dance or other visual arts, so this accreditation truly reflects our purpose.

"Through their accreditation process the NCP acknowledged the quality of our degree, and of our students and graduates, and the difference that they can go on to make in therapeutic settings."

NCP Chairman, Ray Freeman, said: "The NCP upholds very high standards in the training programmes we accredit as they provide a platform leading to membership and we are delighted to add this degree to our small but select list."

"The NCP promotes professional practice in its graduate members by making continuing professional development and regular supervision, conditions of membership.

This accreditation means that Derby's BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies students will be entitled to join the NCP as student members, and may become a full member once they graduate.

Further information about the NCP can be found at http://thencp.org

For more information about the University of Derby's Creative Expressive Therapies degree visit www.derby.ac.uk/courses/creative-expressive-therapies-ba-hons

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