breaking new ground
The Art Therapy Association of India (TATAI), established in 2019, is here to promote Art Therapy as a valuable and regulated profession within the mental health ecosystem of India, contributing to individual, community and social wellbeing. Historically speaking since the inception of Art Therapy in the 1990s, it has taken almost two decades to gather a critical mass of professionally trained art therapists so we may contribute to TATAI’s goal of creating ethical guidelines and set professional standards for the practice of Art Therapy in India.
TATAI aims to become ‘the collective voice’ of the profession in India, and strives to represent the interests of the profession of Art Therapy in India in multiple fora within educational academic systems, mental health ecosystems, professional circles, government bodies, with NGOs, international platforms, media communities and other public platforms to advocate for the field of art therapy in India. The Association would help formulate guidelines for academic standards and accredit professionally recognized training of Art Therapy in India.
The Association will strive to become a ‘unifying platform’ for the profession in India, by connecting practitioners, educators, advocates and students of Art Therapy in India to foster shared learning, collaboration, mentoring, networking, experience sharing, research, and other activities of mutual benefit and value creation for the profession in India. TATAI aims to act as ‘the bridge’ connecting Indian Art Therapy practitioners, educators and students to various stakeholders in similar and allied fields, in India and worldwide.
Co-Founder & Chairperson
Co-Founder & Secretary
Co-Founder & Treasurer
Dr. Saoni Banerjee
Charithra K Ballal
Sharmeen Kaur Khurana
code of ethics
Assimilating a code of ethics is a task that is currently underway, led by licensed and trained practitioners on the ground. Stay tuned for more information.”