TATI offers two 16-month programs, an On Site Program and a Distance Learning Program.
The Toronto Art Therapy Institute is a Graduate Level Diploma training program in Art Therapy which includes 16 months of accelerated and full-time coursework followed by two years to complete a thesis or major project. 700 hours of practicum is also required. Upon completion of all of the program requirements students graduate as Professional Art Therapists.
The program takes most students two to three years to complete. Due to the impact of the pandemic on practicum placements, it could take longer for students to complete the program.
Our students are trained to integrate their art backgrounds as they acquire skills for psychotherapeutic work with clients, including children, adolescents, adults and families.
The TATI 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.