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Expressive Arts Therapist - REAT® 


IEATA® welcomes your application for Registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT ® ). Please engage in this process as a creative challenge in describing your professional path and philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy.


In order to assess your qualifications, please provide all information requested. Only completed applications will be reviewed. To facilitate diverse reviewers from different regions/countries and to maximize efficiency, IEATA will create a digital copy (PDF) of your completed application and email it for review. Please submit as many documents electronically as possible, using Google Docs file sharing or emailing .doc or PDF scans of documents. We understand transcripts and references will be coming separately.


Where items must be mailed, please use the address below. A fully on-line application process is being explored.


You will be notified when your application is complete and will commence review. Your application will be reviewed by two (2) anonymous reviewers from the Professional Standards Committee for Expressive Arts Therapists. We kindly request your patience with the review process. All reviewers, co-chairs and IEATA board members are volunteers with busy schedules in addition to their supporting IEATA.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it can take up to 3 to 4 months to review a completed application.  Again, the review process does not begin until we have all required documents.


If you have any further questions, please email us at If you need to review the guidelines and requirements again for professional registration, you may view them on our website at This application is designed for you to document each requirement clearly and completely.


Thank you for your dedication to Expressive Arts Therapy and your interest in becoming a REAT with IEATA. Good luck and we look forward to reviewing your application.



The Professional Standards Committee for Expressive Arts Therapists

c/o International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

PO Box 40707

San Francisco, CA 94140-0707, U.S.A.



Please send in one email the following documents (.doc, .pdf):



Cover Letter of Intention (can be in body of email)


Contact Information & Check List Page


Curriculum Vitae or Resume


Education & Training Form


Practicum Supervision Confirmation Form(s)


Supervised Post-Masters Supervision Form(s)


Autobiographical Statement (approx. 1000-words)


Expressive Arts Philosophy Statement (approx. 1000-words)


Application Fee of $120.00 (You can easily pay online via our IEATA website using Memberclicks or you may mail your check/payment to address above.  Please make sure you’re membership is up-to-date as well.)


Please request transcripts and letters of reference to be sent directly to or by mail (address above and instructions below).

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