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Kutenai Art Therapy Institute

Discover art therapy with Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI). Offering Art therapy programs, including Art therapy courses and an Art therapy diploma.

At Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI), we believe in the transformative power of the creative process to heal and enhance lives. Our commitment to cultivating culturally sensitive and responsive art therapists is at the core of our mission. Through our Art therapy programs, we offer both on-campus hybrid and online hybrid formats, providing flexible opportunities for individuals to engage in transformative education and personal integration.
In today’s rapidly changing world, creativity and emergent theories are more vital than ever. At KATI, we proactively strive to dismantle oppressive conditions and create an educational environment that respects and welcomes all voices. Our relational, land-based approach to art therapy is deeply influenced by Indigenous worldviews, recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings within ecosystems.
Our land-based art therapy model not only builds emotional resilience but also fosters a deep personal connection with our environment. Our Art therapy diploma emphasizes the ecological implications of therapeutic practices, encouraging students to engage creatively with the natural world. With over 25 years of experience, KATI has been a beacon of collective care and support for the community, offering thousands of hours of free or by-donation art therapy services.
At KATI, art therapy is a culturally responsive practice that supports the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through engagement in artmaking and the creative process. Guided by psychological, relational, and social justice theories, our professional art therapists offer Art therapy courses by cultivating unconditional acceptance and positive regard for the whole person.
Join us at Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, where creativity is grounded in relationship. Experience the transformative power of art therapy and become a catalyst for positive change in your community. Explore our art therapy programs today and embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and connection.

We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.