Applications for January 2020 Program will be accepted between September 3 and September 27th, 2019.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure students gain the knowledge and experience that will enable them to function as competent, ethical, and compassionate art therapy professionals. It is also designed to foster critical thinking, so students are actively involved in creating the learning environment, questioning dominant discourses in the field, and taking part in the production of new ideas. Graduates of the program become leaders in the field of art therapy in the areas of professional practice, research, and theory.
The Toronto Art Therapy Institute provides a 16 month accelerated graduate level diploma training program in art therapy. 700 hours of practicum are required and a thesis or major project must be completed. Upon completion of all of the program requirements students graduate as Professional Art Therapists.
We offer the program twice a year with start dates in September and January. We accept only 12 students per program.
Group Art Therapy Experiential
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique in Art Therapy
The History and Development of the Profession of Art Therapy
Ethics and Art Therapy
Principles of Group Process
Child and Adolescent Development and Art Therapy
Each of the Following Courses is Four Weeks in Duration: 3:40-5:35
|Month 1||Art Therapy with People Who Have a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (1 and 1/2 months long)|
|Month 2||Art Therapy Assessment Techniques|
|Month 3||Phototherapy Techniques|
|Month 4||Art Therapy, Spirituality, Grief and Loss (1/2 a month long)|
|Month 1||Introduction to Jungian Theory|
|Month 2||Trauma-Informed Art Therapy for People who Have Experienced Abuse|
|Month 3||Art Therapy with Older Adults|
|Month 4||Introduction to CBT and DBT|
|Months 1 & 2||Postmodern Psychotherapy|
|Months 3 & 4||Art Therapy with Diverse Populations|
|Months 1, 2 & 3||Research Methods in Art Therapy|
|Month 4||Peer Supervision|
1:30-3:25: Group Art Therapy Experiential
|Month 1||Mindfulness and Art Therapy|
|Month 2||Art Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders|
|Month 3||Medical Art Therapy|
|Month 4||Integrating Puppetry and Art Therapy|
Group Art Therapy Experiential 1:30-3:20
Social and Cultural Issues in Art Therapy : 3:40-5:35
Art Therapy Peer Supervision 6:05-8:00
|Month 1||Advanced Media and Techniques/ Jungian Sand Play Therapy|
|Month 2||Use of Mask in Art Therapy|
|Month 3||Public and Private Practice in Art Therapy; Finding, Attaining and Creating Employment as an Art Therapist|
|Month 4||Art Therapy Experiential Final Personal Case Presentations|
Fees are $7,700.00 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 $15,400.00.
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.
Prerequisite for all applicantsAn undergraduate degree from a reputable university is required. Students may be required to have their degrees evaluated by International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
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.