Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

“Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.” (AATA)

Who Provides Art Therapy?

“Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.” (AATA)

Are there any professional organizations?

American Art Therapy Association

Who accredits art therapy education programs?

Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education

Looking for an Art Therapy program?

SIU Edwardsville

Who credentials art therapists?

Art Therapy Credentials Board

RESOURCES
NCCATA
VA Creative Arts Festival