CiiAT - Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy

Proux Foundation - CiiATCiiAT - The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy
The Proulx Global Education & Community Foundation
143 Joseph Street, Victoria BC, Canada, V8S 3H6
Phone: 1-866-452-4428
Email:  [email protected][email protected]
The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy is registered by the BC Private Institutions Branch

APD Enrollment Contract

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Do you have a long-term physical or mental health condition that limits the kind of activity that you can perform on a daily basis?
Program Title: Art Psychotherapy Diploma
Hours of Instruction: 1200 Hours Duration in Weeks: 104 Weeks
Program Delivery: Distance – Both Synchronous and Asynchronous Credential Issued: Diploma
Language of Delivery English    
  • Masters degree in Social Sciences, the Arts or a related field (the undergraduate degree requirement may be met through a documented Equivalency Assessment)
  • 3 psychology courses such as:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Child and Adolescent Development
    • Human Development
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Theories of Personality
    • Developmental Psychology
    • History of Psychology
    • Counseling Skills
  • A minimum of two years of experience in education completed in English
  • A current resume
  • Certificates and transcripts
  • Portfolio of 10 pieces of artwork
  • Successful completion of an oral intake interview
  • A non-refundable application fee of $150 is required to be submitted along with the application package
  • The Art Psychotherapy Diploma (APD) program is a dynamic, comprehensive, and academically rigorous program that nourishes creativity, encourages critical thinking, and welcomes unique perspectives. Experiential and theoretical learning experiences foster student competence, flexibility, and professional skill development that enables them to meet the complex demands of today’s clinical workplaces and diverse client needs. CiiAT ensures that students are actively involved in shaping their learning environment while implementing new research and ideas in practice. Graduates of the program become leaders in the field in the areas of professional practice, research, and theoretical implementation.
  • This diploma program prepares students for a career as a Professional Art Therapist and is recognized by the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and this program is registered with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)
  • Enrollment in the program is subject to ongoing reviews for both academic and clinical competencies, to be conducted by CiiAT’s faculty
  • I understand that it is recommended that I seek personal psychotherapy during my studies and practicum as recommended by the advisory panel or my supervisor
  • All tuition payments are the student's sole responsibility, as this program does not qualify for student loans.
  • Although the program and course schedules are made available to students, they are subject to change.
  • In addition to the course dates and times, students must attend supervision and are encouraged to attend study groups and office hours at various times throughout the program.
  • Tuition for this program covers taking each of the relevant courses once. Additional tuition will be incurred if you need to retake a course or complete it beyond the allotted time.
  • Attendance is mandatory in all synchronous courses, clinical programming, and orientation sessions.
  • Completing all clinical placement requirements within the time allocated and passing all clinical competencies are mandatory for graduation.
  • Classes are scheduled in the PST timezone, and students must be willing to attend all classes as scheduled.
  • Students must have the flexibility to attend class and school commitments as the program requires.
  • Completing all academic requirements to a minimum 70% (B-) grade is mandatory for graduation.
  • All class participants must have cameras and microphones on at all times.
  • All classes are recorded and the recordings remain the property of the school (CiiAT). Recordings are used for educational purposes.
  • Class recordings are not public and will only be seen by those specified.

CiiAT is certified with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the British Columbia Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Before you enrol at a certified private training institution, you should be aware of your rights and responsibilities.

You have the right to be treated fairly and respectfully by the institution.

You have the right to a student enrolment contract that includes the following information:

  • amount of tuition and any additional fee for your program
  • refund policy
  • if your program includes a work experience, the requirements to participate in the work experience and the geographic area where it will be provided
  • whether the program was approved by PTIB or does not require approval.

Make sure you read the contract before signing. The institution must provide you with a signed copy. 

You have the right to access the institution’s dispute resolution process and to be protected against retaliation for making a complaint.

You have the right to make a claim to PTIB for a tuition refund if:

  • your institution ceased to hold a certificate before you completed an approved program
  • you were misled about a significant aspect of your approved program.

You must file the claim within one year of completing, being dismissed or withdrawing from your program.

For more information about PTIB and how to be an informed student, go to:

  • Clinical Placement is the cornerstone of the Art Psychotherapy Diploma Program as graduates go on to practice as mental health professionals in Canada. Art therapy, as with other social work and counseling professions, requires significant fieldwork to solidify the foundations of the professional practice. Through observation, analysis, practice, and review, students will become familiar with current clinical practices. The skills and knowledge they gain through clinical placement will situate them for professional work in the field of art therapy. Activities conducted during the Clinical Placement meet the requirements of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), our clinical regulatory body. 
  • Students will be placed at a facility that is aligned with their long-term career goals. Placements may include mental health centres, hospitals with in-patient or out-patient programs, wellness clinics, private and public schools, counseling agencies, seniors’ facilities, as well as virtual clinics. Students take the knowledge and skills gained in theoretical and clinical coursework and apply it directly to various client populations and diagnoses. Students in Clinical Placement are supervised, assessed, and evaluated by both a site supervisor and a Registered Canadian Art Therapist supervisor provided by CiiAT.
  • The Art Psychotherapy Diploma was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.
  • The Art Psychotherapy Diploma, as outlined, meets the educational standards of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). 
  • The Art Psychotherapy Diploma is recognized as an education and training program, with clinical experience (CE) recognition, by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
  • Graduates of CiiAT’s Art Psychotherapy Diploma are eligible to become professional members of CATA, and CRPO.
Application fee ($150 CAD Paid)
Total tuition payable during contract term $26,460 CAD
Method of Payment Credit Card
Payment Plan 18 payments of $1470 CAD
Before program start date, institution receives a notice of withdrawal:
  • No later than seven days after student signed the enrolment contract, and
  • Before the program start date

100% tuition and all related fees, other than application fee.

  • Student has completed no more than 30% of the program.

Institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition paid.

  • Student has completed more than 30% but less than 50% of the program.

Institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid.

  • Student has completed 50% or more of the program.

No refund due.

Completed means the student has received an evaluation of their performance for the specified percentage of hours of instruction.bIf a student completed a portion of a program for which they did not receive an evaluation, that portion should not be included in the calculation of the percentage of the program completed.

This institution is certified by the PTIB of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. Certified institutions must comply with regulatory requirements relating to, among other things, student enrolment contracts, tuition refunds and instructor qualifications. For more information about PTIB, go to

Please be advised that under section 61 of the Private Training Act, the Registrar is authorized to collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the Registrar’s regulatory duties under that Act. Accordingly, this institution is authorized to disclose your personal information to the Registrar for regulatory purposes.


I consent to the institution sharing my personal information with the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills for research purposes and statistical analysis under the authority of sections 6(2)(a) and 10(1)(a) of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

I consent to the institution sharing my personal information with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canadafor the purposes of the International Student Program under the authority of section 6(2)(a) and 10(1)(a) of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

Should you have any questions about the collection, disclosure and use of personal information you may contact: Director, Policy and Institution Certification, Private Training Institutions Branch, Governance, Legislation and Corporate Planning Division, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, 310-601 Cordova Street W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1 or by telephone at (604 569-0019).

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Signed On: 2024-03-26

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