About OEATA

Mission

The Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association serves as an association for expressive arts therapists and related practitioners that promotes and maintains the competent and ethical practice of expressive arts therapy.

The association recognizes and fosters the essential values of imagination and creative expression through the arts in mental health therapy and psychotherapy.

Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the work of the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association takes place on the sacred lands and traditional
OEATA Board Members

OEATA Board Members

Board of Directors 2023-2024 Below are the members of the Board. You can also read their directory profiles below. President
Committees

Committees

All Things Administrative The Governance Committee maintains the structure and communication flow of the organization, suggests revisions to governing documents
Purpose of OEATA

Purpose of OEATA

The Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association Promises to... Define and develop the field of Expressive Arts TherapyServe as a reference
Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The OEATA Code of Ethics define the professional expectations at this time. Professional members will be held accountable by the
ExAT Scope of Practice

ExAT Scope of Practice

Expressive Arts Therapists have specialized training and experience in using a variety of artistic forms and processes in the assessment
History and Development

History and Development

The inspiration for the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA) came from graduates of the CREATE Institute (Toronto, ON), the
OEATA By-Laws

OEATA By-Laws

Amended-By-laws-Nov-222021-11-Nov-2022-Download
Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists

Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists

On April 1, 2015, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario was proclaimed. Two years later, on December 31, 2017,
Preamble

Preamble

The Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT) honours the essential connection between art and life by striving to promote health, well being
Responsibilities of Board

Responsibilities of Board

Responsibilities of the OEATA Board of Directors Carry forward the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization's goals,
Standards of Practice

Standards of Practice

The OEATA standards of practice serve as professional best practice guidelines. 1.0 Professional Conduct 2.0 Extended Responsibility 3.0 Professional Competence
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