Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association

OEATA’s 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.

OEATA’s 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.

What is Expressive Arts Therapy? 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.  More about Expressive Arts Therapy.

The CRPO was proclaimed on April 1st, 2015

The controlled act of psychotherapy has not yet been proclaimed, although it is expected it will be by 2018.

If you are currently practicing as an ExAT and plan to continue your practice and/or promote your services after the proclamation date, you will be required to join the CRPO registration process through the ‘grandparenting’ or ‘regular applicant’ route.

Before you can begin the online CRPO application process you must first:

1. Create a CRPO user account

2. Pay the fee for the PP&J Module ($62.40 +HST payment details are online at the CRPO)

3. Complete the Professional Practice & Jurisprudence e-Learning Module at the CRPO Website.

*Only after successful completion of the online Jurisprudence module can you begin the online application process to the CRPO. Download Study Guide.

All the information required for CRPO registration can be found at the CRPO website

Please feel free to contact OEATA if you have questions info@oeata.ca