gpk Professional Association of Art Therapy

gpk Fachverband für Kunsttherapie


Association was originally founded in 1985 under the name “Professional Association for Creative Psychotherapy and Art Therapy”, and since May 2022 we have been operating under the name “gpk – Professional Association for Art Therapy”.

With almost 500 members, we are the largest professional and professional association of art therapists in German-speaking Switzerland. We are open to prospective, trained and retired art therapists from all five disciplines: Movement and Dance Therapy, Drama and Speech Therapy, Design and Painting Therapy, Intermedia Therapy, Music Therapy.

Our members work in one of the five areas of medical-therapeutic, psychotherapeutic, social, pedagogical and cultural fields of our society. As self-employed persons or employees (in health care facilities or in social, educational and cultural institutions), our members support children, adolescents and adults in special phases of life and/or illness situations.

The gpk is a member of the OdA ARTECURA (Organisation of the Working World for arts therapy), which is responsible for executing the higher professional examination for the profession oft art therapist with a federal diploma. Since 2012, Dance and Movement Therapy has been recognised by the Swiss Confederation as an art therapeutic method.

The gpk is a Basic Full member of the EADMT, the European Association Dance Movement Therapy since 2009.

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Professional DMT Trainings

Introductory dmt workshops / trainings