Welcome to the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc.!

Welcome to the Website!

Whether you are a student, an applicant, a current credential holder, a member of the public interested in art therapy; or an employer looking for credentialed art therapists, we are glad to be of service.

Stay tuned and connected as we develop a new interactive website tied to our database making your experience with us easier and more productive. The new look and features of the site will roll out throughout 2014-2015.

Our mission is to protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of Art Therapy through the credentialing of Art Therapy Professionals. We accomplish this by offering credentialing programs that result in Registration (ATR), Board Certification (ATR-BC) and Certification in Art Therapy Supervision (ATCS), and by upholding the ATCB Code of Professional Practice to set the parameters of ethical practice.

Simply outlined, our first-tier credential is the Registered Art Therapist (ATR) that requires specific graduate-level education in art therapy and documentation of supervised post-graduate clinical experience. An ATR then may apply to become Board Certified (ATR-BC). Board Certification requires the successful completion of the national examination demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of the theories and clinical skills used in art therapy. An experienced Board Certified Art Therapist may also apply for an Advanced Supervisory Credential (ATCS). The ATCS is designed for professional art therapists who have acquired specific training and skills in supervision, and insures that supervisees receive the best training available.

As of January, 2014 there are 2,377 art therapists credentialed as ATRs and 2,578 as ATR-BC. Of those, 45 ATR-BCs also hold the ATCS

Please explore our site for more specific information and feel free to contact our office if you have any questions not answered on this site, or if you have suggestions for improvements.

Best Regards
Ed Oechslie, ATR-BC, ATCS
President

 

The mission of the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (ATCB) is to protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of Art Therapy through the credentialing of Art Therapy Professionals.