Welcome to the INDIATA website

The Indiana Art Therapy Association, is a professional organization in Indiana for art therapists, students, and individuals who support the use of art in a therapeutic manner and the advancement of the art therapy field.

Explore the site to learn more about the practice of art therapy; specifically in the state of Indiana.

For further questions, please e-mail us at indiana.art.therapy@gmail.com.


Mark your calendar for the following INDIATA gatherings on Sunday afternoons. 
April 30, 2017
July 23, 2017
October 22, 2017
December 10, 2017

Other highlights of the year include a Neuroscience conference at IUPUI, Spirit & Place art event and art show, and the annual AATA national conference in November 8-12 in Albuquerque, NM, http://arttherapy.org/aata-conferences/.
Be a part of our community as we support each other in providing and communicating to others the unique ability of art therapy to help people resolve conflict, grow in interpersonal skill, manage behavior, reduce stress, manage behavior, increase self esteem, self awareness, and increase insight.

21st Great Century Conversation­s
in Neuroscience, Art, and Related Therapeutics

April 8th (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and 9th (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
REGISTER AT THIS LINK: https://iu.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?P=5&EID=36460

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
­Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Neuroaesthetics
Arne Dietrich, PhD  
Creativity & Consciousness
Klaus Gramann, PhD  
Mobile Brain-Body Imaging
Hine Hall Auditorium, 875 W North St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Image Credit:  Kaitlin Knapp
Presented by the Neuroscience Center of Indiana University School of Medicine

Conference registration fee will be waived for INDIATA members.

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

AATA defines art therapy as "an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness and achieve insight".

Art therapists are masters level professionals who hold a degree in art therapy or a related field. Educational requirements include:
  • theories of art therapy
  • counseling and psychotherapy
  • ethics and standards of practice 
  • assessment and evaluation
  • individual, group and family techniques 
  • human and creative development 
  • multiculturalism 
  • research methods  
  • practicum experiences in a variety of clinical, community, correctional, residential and/or educational settings.

Art therapists are skilled in the application of a variety of art modalities (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other media) for assessment and treatment.
 
To learn more about the professional credentialing of art therapists, please visit the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) website.

2017 Conference – Mark your calendars for the 48th Annual Conference, to be held November 8-12, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.

It is important to know it is unethical for someone to practice art therapy or refer to themselves as an art therapist
without obtaining a Master's Degree in Art Therapy.

For news and information about the Indiana Art Therapy Association.

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