Art Therapy Associations
Based upon the belief of the healing power of art in therapy, The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists was established in 2002 to promote and enhance the continued development of art therapy practice, guided by ethical and professional standards.
Art Therapy Association of Taiwan, Republic of China was founded in 2004. The Society was founded to focus on the combination of art in three areas: medical psychology, art psychotherapy, and the creation of that treatment (art as therapy) extended to mental health, psychological growth, education activities, creative development and other fields.
An organization of art therapy professionals in the Untied States dedicated to the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing. AATA's mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.
The Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec is one of four professional associations for art therapists in Canada. It is a bilingual organization, distributing information and services in both French and English.
Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Martin A. Fischer, a psychotherapist practicing Art Therapy, as a non-profit organization to unite and promote the emerging profession of Art Therapy in Canada.
The Association is mandated to provide for the development, the promotion and the maintenance of the profession of Art Therapy in Ontario. In addition, the OATA grants Registered status to Professional members upon successful conclusion of a rigorous process, which includes the documentation of education, and post-graduate supervised experience.
The British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA) was founded in 1978 to foster the professional development of art therapy in British Columbia. The Association acts as a provincial voice governing the standards and practice of the profession and its practitioners.
The BCATA provides professional registration for art therapists in British Columbia which entitles them to use BCATR after their name. The Association also upholds the BCATA Code of Ethics and encourages research with respect to art therapy.
An organization of professionals who support and promote the practice of art therapy throughout the Caribbean and its diaspora
- Associação de Arteterapia do Rio de Janeiro (AARJ)
- Associação de Arteterapia do Rio Grande do Sul (AATERGS)
- Associação de Arteterapia do Estado de São Paulo (AATESP)
Colombian Art Therapy Association Ar.Te was founded to congregate responsible and committed people to the constructive development of Art therapy in Colombia. Ar.Te promotes high standards in all processes involving professional training, research and practice of Art Therapy in Colombia. Ar.Te is working towards the legalization of the Art Therapy discipline in the country and for the Educational and Health National Departments to recognize it as such.
The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is the professional organization for art therapists in the United Kingdom. Comprising of 20 regional groups, a European and an international section, it maintains a comprehensive directory of qualified art therapists and works to promote art therapy in the UK.
ECArTE is a consortium of Universities. Its primary purpose is to represent and encourage the development of the Arts Therapies at a European level, in particular the courses offering nationally validated and professionally recognised training for arts therapists. (The Arts Therapies include art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy and music therapy).
The FFAT represents a group of art professionals involved in art therapy. It consists of active members, supporters, and accredited members who reflect and build this profession.
The Italian Art Therapy Association was founded in order to promote the practice of art therapy and dance movement therapy through opportunities for exchange, meeting and training of professional figures involved the use of visual art and movement as a means of preventive and therapeutic.
The group promotes the use of Art Therapy and Art as Therapy in the community and institutional settings. It provides a unique focus for art, music and drama therapists, artists and those working in health & social services, education and voluntary agencies.
IACAT is the national registration body for creative arts therapists in Ireland. As a professional reference body, it promotes, regulates and upholds the work of creative arts therapists, including Art Therapy, Dance-Movement Therapy, Dramatherapy and Music Therapy.
Icelandic Art Therapy Association's mission is to promote professionalism, follow innovations in the field of art therapy, develop and improve treatment options and educate about art therapy in Iceland.
The DGKT was founded in 1981 as a professional association committed to professional and job-related questions of art therapists.
SBRT is a non-profit organization for Art Therapists founded in 2006. The goals of this organization are to join together Art Therapist throughout Sweden, to further develop Art Therapy as a profession, and to maintain a high standard of quality and ethics within the field.
Federation Vaktherapeutische Occupations (FVB) is the umbrella organization of Dutch Associations for Art Therapy, Dance Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychomotor Therapy and Psychomotor Child Therapy.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Supporting and advancing arts therapy in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
This group on LinkedIn created by Sangeeta Prasad will help art therapists and others interested in art as a form of therapy to network and become aware of the developments in art therapy in India and other countries. Members can share information on where they work, how they work and the population they are working with. Through this form members can they establish the field of art therapy and art education in India.