I was delighted to host a briefing by Creative Arts Thearpists in Leinster House on Wednesday evening.
The speakers were:
– Triona Mc Caffery is a Music Therapist and Lecturer at University of Limerick
– Professor Jane Edwards is a writer, publisher and course director at University of Limerick
– Rebecca O’Connor is President of IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Art Therapy) and a Music Therapist at the National Rehabilitation Centre
– John O’Malley is the Director of Services at Dublin Creative Therapy Centre
It was a well attended event, with over 30 Deputies and Senators in attendance. One of their primary goals is to ensure that creative arts therapists are added to the list as denoted in the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, and I believe that this should be done as soon as possible.