Membership in OEATA strives to be accessible and inclusive and is open to trained Expressive Arts Therapists, other Arts-Based Therapists (Dance, Art, Music etc. who have had some OEATA recognized training in expressive arts), Community based Expressive Arts Practitioners (non-psychotherapy) and a variety of Students, Educators, Professional Health Care Practitioners, Affiliates and supporters. See Benefits of Membership and the wide variety of membership options below…
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OEATA Membership categories and yearly fees
Professional – $85
• Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT) who has fulfilled the requirements of an OEATA recognized EXAT training program, who performs the soon to be regulated act of psychotherapy and who is actively working in the field as an EXAT in Canada.
• Arts-Based Therapist (eg. MT, DMT, AT etc.) who has fulfilled the requirements of an OEATA recognized training program, who performs the soon to be regulated act of psychotherapy and who is actively working in their field in Canada.
Inactive – $40
Refers to the EXAT who has taken a leave from their practice, permanent or otherwise, and who wants to remain involved. To be considered for reactivation, the EXAT will notify the Membership Committee in writing.
The member categories above are entitled to sit on committees, attend the annual general meeting (AGM), can hold office and vote.
The member categories below are entitled to sit on most committees and attend the annual general meeting (AGM), but cannot hold office or vote.
Student – $25
Refers to students who are registered in an EXAT training program recognized by OEATA. EXAT graduates remain eligible for the student category for up to one year after graduation.
Associate Expressive Arts Practitioner – $85
Refers to artists who do not perform the soon to be regulated act of psychotherapy and have completed an Expressive Arts Certificate through an OEATA recognized institution.
Supporting – $75
Refers to the professional who is registered to practice psychotherapy through their own college, such as the MSW, RN, OT, MD etc., and has completed an Expressive Arts Foundations Certificate through an OEATA recognized institution.
Affiliate – $85
Refers to training institutions, foundations, businesses and associations who have an interest in the development of the Expressive Arts Therapy field.
International – $75CAD
Refers to individuals residing outside Canada who want to maintain an affiliation with OEATA.
Note: Members who are practicing ExATs are responsible to apply for and maintain liability insurance. Please see INSURANCE for the application form and details.
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