Holiday Party Rescheduled

Hello, INDIATA! Hope you are all still enjoying holiday cheer. You can extend your holiday by marking your calendar now for a rescheduling of our holiday gathering on Sunday, January 8th, from 2-4 pm at  We will still have our "white elephant" handmade gift exchange and bring goodies to share, appetizers, desserts and drinks.

Also mark your calendar now for the new year for the following 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,

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.

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

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.

The American Art Therapy Association (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.

For news and information about the Indiana Art Therapy Association.

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