International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-IEATA

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The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1994 to encourage the creative spirit. It supports expressive arts therapists, artists, educators, consultants and others using integrative, multimodal arts processes for personal and community growth. IEATA provides a professional guild and an international network through sponsoring bi-annual conferences. It provides a global forum for dialogue, promotes guiding principles for professional practice, and works to increase recognition and use of expressive arts as a tool for psychological, physical and spiritual wellness.


IEATA offers two kinds of registration for professional memberships.

  • "REAT" - registration is designed for those using the Expressive Arts in psychotherapy.
  • "REACE" - registration designed for expressive arts consultants and educators using the expressive arts in a broad range of approaches in education, organizational development, health fields and more.


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