Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy

2 Year Clinical Art Therapy Diploma

Therapeutic Arts Practitioner Program

Attachment Informed Certification

Expressive Art Therapy Program

Personal and Professional Development

Cultural Immersion and Travel Study

In-Person Classes

Live-on-Line Classes

Start your Art Therapy Journey Today



CiiAT –

Not-for-Profit Organization


If helping others through art is your calling, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or engage in professional development, our programs will help you achieve your goals in art therapy and the therapeutic arts.




We offer a unique blend of virtual learning and in-person classes. Our virtual classrooms are engaging and occur in real-time, allowing you to connect with your classmates and instructors from anywhere in the world.

4 out of 5 of our programs can be fully taken via camera in real-time. The Clinical Art Therapy Diploma Program has an in-person component that needs to be completed, including a practicum which may be done within your community and city of residence.


Where will your heart
take you?

Whether it’s a passion or simple curiosity, our programs will help you tie together art and therapy in a way that works for you.

Explore both personal and professional development in our small, intimate classes – all from the comfort of your own home.


I’m looking to become a Professional Art Therapist.



Clinical Art Therapy Diploma Program


I’m looking for specialized career training in art therapy.



Specialized Expressive Arts Training


I’m looking for specialized training in attachment theory.



Attachment Informed Certification


I’m interested in the therapeutic arts.



Therapeutic Arts Practitioner Program

Don’t see the program you’re looking for? 

“I never thought that the art I was already making would be considered art – to me it wasn’t good enough, didn’t look right, or wasn’t skilled enough. The TAPPs Program has shown me that I had it right the whole time – art is not about the final product, it’s about the journey you take to get there.”

– Caet

Therapeutic Arts Practitioner Program

“It was so inspiring to be in a digital classroom with students from all over the world. I really appreciate being able to see and interact with my professor and classmates in real time in the online class each week. … Truly revolutionary!”

– K. Jane

Clinical Art Therapy Diploma Program

“The Mandala course opened up a whole new and exciting world of imagery that symbolizes individuation and actualization of the Self (in a Jungian sense). In short, it was an epiphany!”

– Adrian Davis

Clinical Art Therapy Diploma Program

“This course has exceeded expectations! It has also confirmed for me that my heart does lean in this direction. So thank you very much, and I look forward to learning more from you in the future. Thank you!”

– Marilyn Hahn

Drawn by Experience

Authentic Art Therapy Sessions

 Our exclusive video series, “In Session with Lucille Proulx”, follows 7 young adult clients through 44 unscripted, authentic art therapy sessions from intake to interview.