Chapter Meetings in 2016

December 11, Art of the Soul Studio

HOLIDAY PARTY!

Join us December 11 at 3 p.m. at Art of the Soul. Come prepared to join a “White Elephant”-style gift exchange with handmade gifts.  Bring a gift, take a gift.

Also bring an appetizer, drink, or dessert to share!

The Board Meeting will be held prior to the party at 2:00 p.m.

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.


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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