What's New

The next ANZATA conference will be held in Adelaide

Keynote speakers
Art therapist Lynn Kapitan (USA)
Dramatherapist Sue Jennings (UK)

The dates are:
Saturday October 17 and
Sunday October 18 2015

with masterclasses on Friday 16 October

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The  ANZATA Symposium held in Singapore

The Symposium was held on 31 October and 1 November 2014
at LASALLE College of the Arts

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Find a Therapist

Find a Therapist near you for art making, drama, and movement to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. Therapy is suitable for all ages and many life situations, for individuals or groups..

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What is Arts Therapy

Arts therapy uses creative processes, including art making, drama, and movement to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is suitable for all ages and many life situations, and can be done with individuals or groups. Arts therapy works by accessing imagination and creativity, which can generate new models of living, and contribute towards the development of a more integrated sense of self, with increased self awareness and acceptance.

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The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy (ANZJAT) is a peer-reviewed journal which is published annually.

We welcome articles, case studies, interviews, reviews and creative contributions from members and non-members. The closing date for the next year's edition, Volume 10, Number 1, is on 3 April 2015. So get writing!

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ANZATA Membership

ANZATA is the professional association for registered arts therapists in Australia,
New Zealand and Singapore.ANZATA accepts applications for professional membership from Masters level qualified art therapists, dramatherapists and dance/ movement therapists. Other categories of membership include student and associate.

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Arts Therapy PR

The ANZATA committee have put together a helpful PR brochure and powerpoint presentations which can be used and read by everyone interested in our work and our training and qualifications. Login as a member and go to the 'members' resources' page.


Are you Interested in becoming an Arts Therapist?

Click here to find out more about the arts therapy profession.
Click here to find out where you can train.

Registration of Arts Therapists

ANZATA registers Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists. Professional registration of Arts Therapists is to an internationally agreed standard and Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapists have reciprocal rights with overseas Art Therapy Associations.

View info on the requirements to be registered as an Arts Therapist.