What is Art Therapy?
A Clinical profession using art in therapy, and preparation including the study of human development, psychological theories, and counseling techniques.
How does it work?
Uses the creative process of art-making and client-reflection to improve and enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals.
The Creative Process
The creative process effectively aids in coping with illness, stress and trauma; resolving conflicts and problems; developing interpersonal and social skills; managing emotions and behaviour; treating developmental or psychological impairment; achieving insight and increased self esteem.
What is CATA?
CATA - The Canadian Art Therapy Association. A not-for-profit organization founded in1977 by Dr. Martin A. Fischer to promote the profession of art therapy in Canada.
The Canadian Art Therapy Association
Encourages professional growth of art therapy among its membership and within the community.
Maintains national standards of training, practice and supports and administers professional registration. Promotes research and publication.