February 10, 2022. Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy/Counseling and Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals master’s programs at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The CAAHEP Board approved the accreditation recommendation by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) for the art therapy graduate program on November 19, 2021.
The AATA is proud to sponsor the CAAHEP accreditation process managed by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE). As the quality review of master’s level art therapy programs continues to transition over the next several years, it is important to remember that both AATA approved and newly CAAHEP accredited programs prepare their students for entry-level skills and post-graduate certification as an art therapist.