January 28, 2020


AATA is pleased to announce that the Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy program at Ursuline College received initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The CAAHEP Board approved the accreditation recommendation by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) on January 15, 2021.

To date, 15 art therapy programs have received initial accreditation:



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.