The next ANZATA conference will be held in Adelaide

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

The dates are Sat 17 & Sun18 Oct 2015
with masterclasses on Friday 16 Oct

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Important Notice

The new ANZATA website is currently being developed and the membership data is being transferred and tested between 30 May and the first week of July when the new site is launched. Any changes you make to your profile information between now and the launch of the new site will not be transferred.

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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. This year marks the tenth year of ANZATA's journal.

The closing date for articles has now passed but we are still inviting creative contributions for the next edition of ANZJAT. Deadline closes 31 May!

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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?

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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.