Our Programs


TATI offers two 16-month programs, an On Site Program and a Distance Learning 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.

TATI is a College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) approved training program and graduates can become members of the CRPO upon completion of the program. TATI is also a Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) approved training program. Students and professionals may elect to qualify for Canadian Art Therapy Registration (RCAT), provided that they meet all additional CATA requirements. Information regarding these standards is available through the Canadian Art Therapy Association website.

On Site Program

We provide 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.

Distance Learning Program

For people living in remote communities in Canada, or in a country with no Art Therapy programs, we offer a 16 month Full-Time Distance Learning Program. The program includes 176 hours of on-site learning.

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.

Info Sessions

The next TATI Information session will take place on Friday March 27th, 2020 at 4:00 pm at our location, 8 Prince Arthur Ave., Second Floor, Toronto. The session will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Please note that we do not have the capacity for walk ins and sessions are reserved for those that are interested in entering the field of Art Therapy.




The public is invited to attend and view the inspiring video Art Therapy has Many Faces. Followed by a Q&A session about the TATI program.

Further Education

At University of Wilfrid Laurier

Graduates from TATI can apply to the Master of Arts in Theology: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy Program in the same manner that other students do. Upon acceptance, their offer of admission will invite them to submit their thesis/major project for review by WLU faculty. A successful review will yield up to 4.0 credits (eight courses) of advanced standing.

For more information please call Gela Hemmat Bolandpour, Student Advisor:

At Nazareth College
Graduates from TATI can apply to the Master of Creative Arts Therapy Masters Program in the same manner that other students do. A successful review will yield up to 4.0 credits (eight courses) of advanced standing.

For further information please contact:

Renee van der Vennet, Ph.D., LCAT, LMHC, ATR-BC, CGP

Assistant Professor

Creative Arts Therapy Department, Carroll Hall 254

Nazareth College

4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618


At Mount Mary College University

A new doctoral program in art therapy has been developed at Mount Mary College University in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. It is a low residency program and they will consider a graduate level diploma from a Canadian art therapy institute as a prerequisite.