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for REAT and REACE
One of IEATA’s key missions is to promote professional excellence and standards of practice for practitioners and consumers. To that end, we established the titles of Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator (REACE), and developed screening and registration processes to certify qualified members. All REATs and REACEs agree to abide by a code of ethics, an expression of values and goals that help us define our behavior as a professional community.
Although we do not offer a formal track for practicing expressive artists, we value their significant contributions to the field, and encourage and support their work through our Artist Committee.
The REAT track is designed for those who use the expressive arts in therapy. To become a REAT, an IEATA member must meet rigorous criteria – including education, experience, demonstrated competencies, personal engagement in expressive arts therapy and letters of reference – and agree to abide by our REAT Code of Ethics. Learn more>
The REACE designation includes expressive arts consultants and educators who use the expressive arts in a broad range of approaches in education, organizational development, health fields and more. The REACE candidate may have formal training or acquired experience by applying their skills in work situations. The applicant will choose one of two application tracks that best fits his or her education and experience. REACE applicants must thoroughly document education, work experience, expressive arts training, and personal and professional competency as an expressive arts consultant/educator, and agree to abide by our REACE Code of Ethics. Learn more>