The Economics of Therapy
Caring for Clients, Colleagues, Commissioners and Cash-Flow in the Creative Arts Therapies
Daniel Thomas, Vicky Abad, Alison Ledger, Elena Fitzthum, Monika Geretsegger
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.