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Modalities represented by the QACAT

Quebec Art Therapy Association

Art therapy is defined as an approach of therapeutic accompaniment which uses artistic materials, the creative process, image, and dialogue, aiming for self-expression, self-awareness, and / or change of the person who consults. The art therapist is a trained and accredited professional (ATPQ*) who facilitates this process ethically and in a safe environment.

Music therapy is a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains. Music therapy is structured around the interaction process between the client, the music and the therapist.

North American Drama Therapy Association

Drama therapy is an embodied practice that is active and experiential. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. 

Association for Dance and Movement Therapy in Canada

Dance therapy as a treatment modality used either as a complement to certain medical treatments or psychotherapy, or as the main therapy. The objectives of this therapy are determined jointly between the beneficiary and the dance therapist. With their specialized training in the analysis of movement, body expressiveness and psychotherapy, these therapists use dance and movement as a tool to achieve wellbeing through techniques of communication and body awareness development, motor function, creativity, expression and self-esteem.

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Association of Psychodramatists of Quebec

Psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy which, through its use of play, representation in action and speech, allows the elucidation and treatment of certain psychic processes that are otherwise difficult to access. 

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