Competencies in arts therapies: A rating of importance, training and performance by practitioners and referring professionals in Switzerland

von Bonin, Dietrich; Müller, Marianne (2007). Competencies in arts therapies: A rating of importance, training and performance by practitioners and referring professionals in Switzerland. Arts in psychotherapy, 34(1), pp. 11-21. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.aip.2006.09.002

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This survey was conducted in developing a final specialized examination for all arts therapists in Switzerland by the Council of Swiss Arts Therapy Associations (CSATA). Forty-eight generic key competencies (GKC) were sent to all 1235 arts therapists in five different disciplines in Switzerland (response 47.5%) and to 384 referring professionals and employers (RPE) listed by therapists (response 42%). The mean importance of GKC was rated high (4 points of 5) by practitioners and RPE. Different opinions on importance of GKC in disciplines included artistic ability and psychotherapeutic relative to medical orientation. The training of competencies was rated lower by practitioners (3.48 points) and different in the eight competence categories and five disciplines. Areas of weak training were identified. The performance of GKC was rated by referring professionals equally to its importance (mean +0.3 points) and showed a good understanding of competencies by RPE. Judging of performance was difficult for RPE in more than 20% of items. The results provide criteria for detailed outcome assessments and the advancement of a final examination for arts therapists in Switzerland.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (IKIM)

UniBE Contributor:

von Bonin, Dietrich

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0197-4556

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

01 Jan 2015 16:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.aip.2006.09.002

Web of Science ID:

000244625200002

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.24023

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/24023 (FactScience: 46207)

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