Upcoming Events

Upcoming ACATE meetings 
March 8, April 12, May 10, June10


Accreditation Documents

1) Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Art Therapy.  

2)  Initial Self-Study Report Handbook

3)  Standards and Guidelines Compliance Response Form 

4)  ACATE Fee Structure 

5)  Survey templates referenced in Self Study and Annual Report process

6) Fillable Forms, charts and surveys 

7) ACATE Policies and Procedures Manual 


Art Therapy

Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)

Address: Chair, Dana Elmendorf, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
4875 Eisenhower Ave. Suite 240
Alexandria , VA 22304
Phone: 724-830-1140
Email: acatecouncil@gmail.com



 Roster: ACATE Membership Roster of Council Members

For questions, contact Dana Elmendorf, Chair - acatecouncil@gmail.com     

See the Accreditation Documents link to the left for material related to the accreditation process and ACATE policies.  

Programs are also encouraged to review the following webinar, posted to the webinar link on the CAAHEP website:  "CAAHEP Accreditation - From Beginning to End," given on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.  This webinar will take you through the steps of the CAAHEP Accreditation process – from beginning to end. After participating in the session, you will know where to find your profession’s Standard and Guidelines and how they are used in the process, understand how to initiate accreditation services, have a grasp of the intermediate steps of the comprehensive review process, learn the difference between initial and continuing accreditation, and what is required once you become accredited by CAAHEP.


Sponsors for Art Therapy

 American Art Therapy Association 

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) cooperate with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs that meet or exceed the minimum standards.  

Following extensive review with our communities of interest, an Open Hearing for the 2017 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Art Therapy was held October 2016.  To review all written and verbal comments recevied, please contact the ACATE Chair.