- The Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI) , established in 1968, was the first art therapy training program in Canada.
Our students are trained to integrate their art backgrounds as they acquire skills for psychotherapeutic work with clients, including children, adolescents, adults and families. The TATI curriculum is designed to ensure students gain the knowledge and experience that will enable them to function as competent, ethical, and compassionate art therapy professionals. It is also designed to foster critical thinking, so students are actively involved in creating the learning environment, questioning dominant discourses in the field, and taking part in the production of new ideas. Graduates of the program become leaders in the field of art therapy in the areas of professional practice, research, and theory.
- TATI faculty are leaders in the field, and have a wide range of scholarly and studio research interests. They are professionally active as evidenced by their publications, professional presentations, exhibitions, curatorial projects, innovative developments in practice, involvement in professional associations, service on editorial boards of professional journals, and ongoing grounding in professional practice.
- TATI meets the educational standards of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). Students and professionals may elect to qualify for Canadian Art Therapy Registration (RCAT), provided that they meet all additional CATA graduate and postgraduate admission and practicum/traineeship requirements. Information regarding these standards is available through the Canadian Art Therapy Association website.