Upcoming student, alumni, and community events at TATI.

Poster image by Liv Hara

TATI x OATA Student Research Symposium

Sunday June 23, 2024
Online, free!

The TATI x OATA Research Symposium is a student-led event that will feature research and projects by art therapy / creative arts therapies students and new grads, with the intention to:

  • Connect research and practice
  • Make space for new voices to be heard
  • Promote diversity in art therapy / creative arts therapies knowledge
  • Learn from and inspire each other and make research more accessible

Student/grad organizers: Rhys Castro, Fern de la Mora, Rachel karantayer, Liv Hara (student intern, Sheridan College)

Stay tuned for event registration, coming soon!

Emergent Play: Connecting to Play Through Art, Eco, and Body-Based Practices

A virtual professional development series facilitated by Dave Cho, Jacquie Compton, and Dr. Evelyn Kissi

Explore the inherent connection between play and creativity in a transformative journey of self-reflection and discussion. This virtual professional development series invites participants to engage in art-based and somatic inquiry to redefine play, understand its significance in working with children, and integrate it into their practice. Open to students and practitioners in psychotherapy, art therapy, care work, and education practices.

What participants will explore:

  • Personal histories and beliefs about play
  • Embodied and ancestral wisdom
  • Decolonizing and redefining play
  • Cultivating nature, creativity, and imagination
  • Enhancing self-reflection, curiosity, presence, and mindfulness skills

Virtual learning structure:

  • Asynchronous component for self-paced learning
  • Two live, interactive, facilitated sessions


  • Asynchronous component with recorded presentations and invitation to arts-based, self-reflexive practices
    • Opens on Sunday August 18, 2024
  • Two live sessions to discuss, consult, and connect with the co-facilitators and participants via Zoom:
    • Friday Sept 27, 2024 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET / 6:00 – 8:00 pm Ghana
    • Wednesday Oct 9, 2024 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET / 6:00 – 8:00 pm Ghana 

*Please note: As the live sessions will invite personal sharing, they will not be recorded.

Fees – Sliding scale:

  • $110 CAD for those who can pay for themselves as well as contribute to others’ participation
  • $55 CAD discounted rate for those affiliated with the University of Ghana, and TATI students and alumni
  • $35 for those experiencing financial limitations

Space limited. More details and registration:

Registration by payment with credit card:

Registration by payment in GHS/Cedi:
Please fill out this Google Form and more information will be provided to you.