Supervision is important not just for students but for all members. It is best practice to provide service while receiving supervision and OATA encourages all members to engage in this practice. OATA offers recognition of qualified individuals as Approved Supervisors and maintains a list of Art Therapy Supervisors that are qualified to provide guidance and oversight to members. Approved supervisors renew their supervision annually, and OATA also provides supervisor training. Usually this is done at OATA conferences to ensure the maintenance of skill and the continued learning of Supervisors, and those considering becoming Supervisors. All supervisors approved by OATA must be Registered Members, and are approved by the Registration Chair. 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, the following documents are required:
  • OATA Application for Supervisor Status
  • Copy of Registration Certificate
  • Copy of current association renewal card
  • Copy of proof of liability insurance