Applications for January 2020 Program will be accepted between September 3 and September 27th, 2019.
The purpose of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute Distance Learning Program is to positively encourage the growth of the profession of Art Therapy by supporting those who live in more remote communities in Canada or countries in which no training programs in art therapy exist to become fully qualified Art Therapists. Our aim to provide the highest quality of Distance Learning education in Art Therapy available. Our program is approved by both the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We accept 8 students per TATI Distance Learning Program.
The Toronto Art Therapy Institute Distance Learning Program is considered a full-time program as students complete the equivalent of four graduate level courses each semester. Each week the course instructors send out details about that week’s lecture which could involve many processes including sychronous learning, discussion, viewing a video, listening to a presentation, taking part in a forum, posting your artwork, etc. Each group of students will be learning together for the full 16 months of coursework.
Due to the Canadian Art Therapy Association requirement for distance learning programs to include 176 hours of on-site learning, students attend on-site classes for two sessions of two weeks each. Each week will include 40 hours of intensive learning.
Bi-Weekly January 7- April 29, 2019:
February 4 – February 25, 2019:
February 25 – March 26, 2019:
February 25 –April 29, 2019:
Monday May 6, 2019:
Tuesday May 7, 2019:
Wednesday May 8, 2019:
Thursday May 9, 2019:
Friday May 10, 2019:
Sunday May 12, 2019:
Monday May 13, 2019:
Tuesday May 14, 2019:
Wednesday May 15, 2019:
Thursday May 16, 2019:
Friday May 17, 2019:
July 29 -November 15, 2019:
Bi-Weekly July 29 – November 15, 2019:
July 29 – September 20, 2019:
August 26- September 20, 2019:
September 23- October 18, 2019:
October 21-November 22, 2019:
October 21- November 15, 2019:
NOVEMBER 25, 2019 -APRIL 3, 2020 WITH A BREAK FROM DECEMBER 23, 2019- JANUARY 6, 2020
April 20, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
April 21, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
April 22, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
April 23, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
Advanced Media and Techniques
Esther Zeller Cooper, DTATI, RCAT, RP, TWS
2:00pm- 6:00 pm:
Jungian Sand Play Therapy
Regina Cowan, RN, BScn, Med, ATC, ISST(c)
April 24, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
April 26, 2020 9:00am – 6:00pm:
Art Therapy with Immigrant and Refugee Women
Anu Lala, DTATI, RCAT, RP
11:00 am -1:00pm:
Healing Circle: Expressive Arts Therapy and Community Arts at Sanctuary
Melodie Ng, DTATI
Being in Community: Art Therapy with Women who have Experienced Violence and Abuse
Jacqueline Compton, DTATI, RCAT, RP
4:00 pm – 6:00pm:
Art Therapy with Youth who are Incarcerated
Barbara Collins, DTATI, RCAT, RP
April 27, 2020; 9:00 am -6:00 pm:
April 28, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
April 29, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
April 30, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
May 1, 2020; 9:00 am-6:00 pm:
9:00 am-11:00 am:
Art Therapy with People with Cognitive Disorder
Ellen-Elizabeth Paonessa, DTATI, RP
Art Therapy with People with Addiction
Jennifer Page, DTATI, RP
Art Therapy with Young Mothers
Erin Kuri, MA, CCC, OATR, RP
Art Therapy with Youth who have Sexually Offended
Shelly Kavanaugh, DTATI, RCAT,RP
Fees are $7,800.00 per academic year. An academic year is eight months. Fees are paid in one deposit and four installments throughout the 16 month program. The cost for the entire program is $15,600.00.
An additional fee of $1000.00 is required for Thesis/Major Project Advisement to be paid at the end of coursework or earlier depending on when the student begins their thesis or major project.
Additional fees are required in the case of a student requesting an extension beyond the two years allocated for completion of the thesis or major project. Students are given two years to complete their thesis or major project following the completion of their coursework. During this period readers and advisers will be paid for by TATI. After the two year period students are required to pay $100.00 per semester to maintain their TATI student status and students must pay their readers or advisers any on-going or outstanding fees.
Tuition fees are tax deductible.
The Toronto Art Therapy Institute is a Private Career College which receives no government funding.
We are not registered with the Ontario Student Loans Program (OSAP) due to changes in their policies which would require TATI to be responsible for the loans of students who default on their loans.
As with the on-site program, students are required to complete 700 hours of practicum and a thesis or major project in order to qualify for graduation.