Creative Arts Therapies and the NDIS
Music Therapy and other creative arts therapies are recognised by the NDIS for inclusion under the support cluster of ‘Capacity Building’ supports and under this, Improved Daily Living – to facilitate functional improvement through adjustment, adaptation and building capacity to participate in the broader community.
Creative Arts therapies are the intentional use of expressive and creative arts by a university-trained registered professional to address a need or goal area. Music therapy, Art Therapy and other Creative Arts therapies are allied health services.
All of our therapists at Creative Therapy Adelaide are professionally registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA), the The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA), The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). These registering bodies are responsible for overseeing the ethical and professional standards of therapists they register.
Creative Arts therapists provide individualized or group programs in a variety of settings including health, community, aged care and disability, these programs can be based on goals outlined in the participant’s NDIS plan.
Will the NDIS fund music therapy, drama therapy, dance movement therapy or art therapy?
If you have NDIS funding under ‘Capacity Building Improved Daily Living’, you may choose to use that funding, or part of that funding, for creative arts therapy provided by professionally registered creative arts therapists. If you are unsure about using your funding with Creative Therapy Adelaide, you can contact us or touch base with your plan manager for more information.
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