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 and the controlled act of psychotherapy was proclaimed on December 31, 2017.

There is now a 2 year transition period (until December 31, 2019) to become registered with the CRPO if you practice the controlled act of psychotherapy.

Please see the CRPO website for details

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