Supervisor Information

OATA Supervisor Status
In order to apply as an OATA Approved Supervisor, you must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Be a Registered member of OATA or of another recognized Art Therapy Association (eg., AATA, or CATA) for a minimum of five years
  • Be a current member in good standing with one of these associations
  • Provide proof of liability insurance

For equivalency supervisor status approval, please send to the OATA Registration Chair the following documents:

  • OATA Application for Supervisor Status
  • Copy of Registration Certificate
  • Copy of current association renewal card
  • Copy of proof of liability insurance

(Note: there is no stipulation that a CATA or AATA member also has to hold OATA membership)
Each year Approved Supervisors are required to fill out this application indicating their intention to continue their supervisory status in the coming year, along with the dates of their peer supervision groups over the past year. Details of requirements and dates are on the revised (January 2009) application.


Becoming Registered

Interested in becoming a Registered member? Download this information package that will outline the requirements for Registration. This package will assist you in advance to collect the appropriate documentation and receipts so that you are prepared when you complete the 1000 paid hours required for Registration.

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