A chapter of the American Art THerapy Association

The mission of the Art Therapy Credentials Board is to protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals

Art therapists must submit materials to the ATCB to be credentialed. The ATCB also oversees the art therapy ethical code, and governs the disciplinary actions taken against a credentialed art therapist.

Who is AATA?

The profession of art therapy is overseen by two national organizations. The American Art Therapy Association defines the profession and works with state chapters and national government to oversee legislation and advocacy efforts. The Art Therapy Credentials Board oversees the credentialing of individual art therapists and defines the ethical code for the art therapy profession.

Who is The ATCB?




Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

The mission of the American Art Therapy Association is to advocate for expansion of access to professional art therapists and lead the nation in the advancement of art therapy as a regulated mental health and human services profession. Adopted August 2016.

AATA's Vision is for the services of licensed, culturally proficient art therapists to be available to all individuals, families, and communities. Adopted August 2016.