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

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Global Art Therapy Education

The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy offers a unique blend of Live-on-Line classes with in-person classes. Live-on-Line classes (aka distance learning) are held in real-time on camera over the Internet. The in-person classes offer cultural immersion in Victoria BC, or at our sister schools in Japan and Thailand. CiiAT provides a Diploma in Clinical Art Therapy, certifications in Therapeutic Arts, and Attachment Informed Art Therapy.

Our cultural immersion programs, bring opportunities to our students to immerse themselves in unique cultural experiences in which we offer hands-on instruction in a variety of visual arts media within the context of an international institution. Our faculty of therapists, and working artists collaborate to design programs and foster an environment where the unique talents and perspectives of individual students can emerge and flourish.

Clinical Art Therapy Diploma Program

  • Post BA and MA Diploma options
  • Travel Study Options in Japan and Thailand
  • The CiiAT Diploma program meets CATA Education Standards & is PTIB Registered
  • Live-on-Line on camera classes

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Therapeutic Arts Practitioner Program

  • Become certified as a therapeutic arts practitioner
  • Take 1 module or all 7
  • Live-on-Line on camera classes
  • Ideal for the para-professional
  • For you or for your team

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Attachment Informed Program

  • Live-on-Line on camera classes
  • 8 Live-on-line on camera experiential classes
  • Delivered by senior faculty
  • Practice client arts-based interventions
  • Certification Program and PTIB Registered

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Specialized Expressive Arts Training

  • Professional Development Certification
  • Live-on-Line on camera classes
  • Over 40 hours of Instruction
  • Delivered by senior faculty
  • Certification Program and PTIB Registered

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Team Training

  • Tailored programs to fit your organization’s unique needs
  • Engaging, experiential learning for teams of 10-500
  • Ideal for mental health providers, social service workers, and educators
  • Integrate creative tools to increase staff and clients’ engagement

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The Proulx Foundation

  • Registered Not-for-Profit Society
  • Provides community service
  • Mental Health open studios
  • Art Therapy practica sites
  • Committed to service in several countries

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Choose a program that's right for you!

  • Compliment and enhance your lifestyle
  • Fulfill your career goals
  • Personalized Study plan
  • Travel and Study through Cultural Immersion
  • Theoretical & Experiential

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CiiAT: Explore Art Therapy

Art Therapy is...

The Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) describes Art Therapy as combining the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate. 

There are certain qualifications required of Art Therapists. In Canada and the United States, Art Therapists must have at minimum a master’s degree or a master’s level diploma in Art Therapy before identifying themselves within the profession. This graduate level education includes supervised clinical practicum hours (minimum requirement for all practicums is 700 hours and at least 350 of these hours should involve direct client contact), thus ensuring the safety of the client as well as professional liability for agencies and employers offering this form of therapy.

Art Therapy is effective for people of any age.  An Art Therapist works with individuals, couples, families or groups in settings such as counselling agencies, schools, treatment centres, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, correctional institutes and elder care locations.

CiiAT’s Clinical Art Therapy Diploma is approved by CATA and PTIB registered.

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