Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Competencies in arts therapies : a rating of importance, training and performance by practitioners and referring professionals in Switzerland
Authors: von Bonin, Dietrich
Müller, Marianne
DOI: 10.1016/j.aip.2006.09.002
Published in: The Arts in Psychotherapy
Volume(Issue): 34
Issue: 1
Pages: 11
Pages to: 21
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0197-4556
Language: English
Subjects: Arts therapy; Evaluation; Competencies; Training; Job performance
Subject (DDC): 615.8515: Occupational therapy
Abstract: 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.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
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