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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, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017


Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series Online access with DDA: Askews (Medicine)
Contents 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, Professor of Music Therapy, University of Bergen and Head of Research, GAMUT -- The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, University of Bergen and Uni Research Health, Bergen, Norway; Acknowledgements; Introduction by Daniel Thomas, Managing Director, Chroma, UK, and Vicky Abad, Managing Director, Boppin' Babies and Lecturer and Researcher, University of Queensland, Australia
1. The Economics of Therapy -- Caring for Clients, Colleagues, Commissioners and Cash-flow by Daniel Thomas and Vicky Abad2. Entrepreneuring in Arts Therapies -- Not Just Making a Swift Buck by Alison Ledger; 3. RAILE -- Building a Win-Win Business Model for Therapy by Vicky Abad and Daniel Thomas; 4. For What It's Worth ... by Monika Geretsegger, Elena Fitzthum and Thomas Stegemann; 5. Ethics, Marketing and Transparency by Stine Lindahl Jacobsen; 6. Educating Students -- Getting Ready for the Job Market by Petra Kern; Petra Kern
7. Creative Arts Therapies and Business in the USA -- Perspectives and Perception by Rebecca Zarate8. Case Study: Developing an Arts Therapy Practice by Elaine Matthews Venter; 9. Case Study: Managing Business Growth from the Bottom Up -- Turning Your Small and Niche Passion into a Business by Vicky Abad; 10. Case Study: Independence, Passion and Resilience -- Learning to Think Big from the Start by Daniel Thomas; 11. Case Study: Striking a Balance -- Music Therapist vs. Businessman in Hong Kong by ; About the Authors; Subject Index; Author Index; Blank Page
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 indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 17, 2017)
Subject Arts -- Therapeutic use -- Economic aspects
Sensory Art Therapies -- economics
Practice Management -- economics
Models, Organizational
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Form Electronic book
Author Thomas, Daniel, 1972- editor.
Abad, Vicky, editor
LC no. 2016053875
ISBN 9781784502195