Web Resources

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Expressive Art Therapy Associations

American Art Therapy Association (AATA): Founded in 1969, the American Art Therapy Association is one of the world’s leading art therapy membership organizations.

International Art Therapy Association (IATO): The International Art Therapy Organization brings together art therapists, related professionals, and students involved in the fields of art therapy, therapeutic art making, and art for health and social transformation.

American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA): The American Dance Therapy Association was founded in 1966 as an organization to support the emerging profession of dance/movement therapy and is the only U.S. organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy.

North American Drama Therapy  Association (NADT): The North American Drama Therapy Association was established in 1979 to upload high standards and professional competence and ethics among drama therapists, to develop criteria for training and registration, to sponsor publications and conferences, and to promote the profession.

National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT): The National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary membership organization that supports and enhances the profession of poetry therapy. Its mission is to promote growth and healing through written and spoken language, symbolic expression, and story. 

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA): The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA): The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association® (IEATA®) is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1994 to encourage the creative spirit. Our inclusive, culturally diverse organization supports expressive arts therapists, artists, educators, consultants, and others using integrative, multimodal arts processes for personal and community growth and transformation.

Association for Play Therapy (APT): The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society established in 1982 to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.

Play Therapy International: This website is intended to provide an international information resource for therapeutic play, play therapy, filial play, and creative arts therapies. It's designed for anyone interested in helping children with emotional literacy, behavior (EBD), or mental health problems. 

Sandplay Therapists of America (STA): This organization’s purpose is to promote education, training, and research in sandplay therapy.