Kootenay Boundary

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute

The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing. The Institute offers art therapy services to children, youth and adults, an accredited two year post-baccalaureate Art Therapy diploma program and professional development opportunities in expressive arts therapies and ecological identity. The KATI program integrates Art Therapy theory, practice and research.

The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing. The Institute offers art therapy services to children, youth and adults, an accredited two year post-baccalaureate Art Therapy diploma program and professional development opportunities in expressive arts therapies and ecological identity. The KATI program integrates Art Therapy theory, practice and research.

The Institute is situated in the small heritage town of Nelson, BC, and emphasizes an awareness of the therapeutic needs of rural communities, with a focus on training culturally sensitive and responsive art therapists. The program is offered in 2 different formats: a campus program with planned practica placements; and a distance program with intensive on site course work and individually established practica placements in home communities.

The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute is a community based creative program. We are always doing new things: making art, writing books, making movies, putting on workshops, conferences and symposiums. Check out our workshops and events section. Over the last few years we have hosted national and international art and expressive arts therapists. Monica Carpendale, the founder and director, is a published author, film producer, and international presenter.

The Institute is situated in the small heritage town of Nelson, BC, and emphasizes an awareness of the therapeutic needs of rural communities, with a focus on training culturally sensitive and responsive art therapists. The program is offered in 2 different formats: a campus program with planned practica placements; and a distance program with intensive on site course work and individually established practica placements in home communities.

The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute is a community based creative program. We are always doing new things: making art, writing books, making movies, putting on workshops, conferences and symposiums. Check out our workshops and events section. Over the last few years we have hosted national and international art and expressive arts therapists. Monica Carpendale, the founder and director, is a published author, film producer, and international presenter.

For more information, please see our website or call our office at 250 352-2264.