Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association
The Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA) Mission is to develop, steward and promote the Expressive Arts Therapy profession and the interests of Expressive Arts Therapists. As the united voice of OEATA members, the organization serves to uphold high standards of competent and ethical practice in alignment with the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists.
The OEATA Vision is for people everywhere to share in the creative powers of expressive arts to transform their inner worlds and communities. OEATA recognizes and fosters the essential values of imagination and creative expression through the arts in psychotherapy, education, social justice and community development.
Thoughts About Art and Community
Members of OEATA are artists working in the community in a broad range of settings including agency, institutional, educational and private practice settings. We foster intensive community-building experiences held in a frame of healthy relational dynamics.
Expressive Arts Therapy is an arts-based approach to psychotherapy that engages and supports the client through a process of creative expression to help them reconnect with their inner resources. Expressive Arts Therapists offer interventions that integrate the use of visual arts, creative writing, drama, music, voice and movement as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery and growth.
OEATA invites you to review our website member categories in the event that membership can help you build your expressive arts practice. It could be possible to find insurance through your membership with OEATA should you need it. Not all our members are practicing psychotherapists, some are coaches, educators, consultants, community arts facilitators. Check OEATA out here: oeata.ca/join-oeata/