In annual clinical art therapy conferences, we have been inviting the chief of the art therapy associations in each country for extraordinary lectures and workshops in Korea. The connection to global countries in art therapy studies, such as United States, Japan, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Canada, China, and Spain, is our mission as well. The volunteer work and social events with art therapy programs is our internal and international mission sharing the gratitude with clinical staffs, members, and supporters.? The international trainees and students who are study abroad are coming into our settings to learn the Korean clinical art therapy. It is rapidly emphasized onto our missions and goals in development of the oriented art therapy after we established BESETO(Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo) in 2008.
It shows that in growth of the members who are working at clinical settings including hospitals, the therapists’ fields are getting broaden recently. Therefore, the criteria of? roles of clinical art therapist are getting higher and upgraded not merely working as a ‘counselors’, but also as a ‘therapists’ in clinical art therapy field. To meet such a criteria and requirement, we are making an effort for members to gain the proper knowledge and trains at qualified fields. I really appreciate the supporters, committees, and members of the Korean Academy of Clinical Art Therapy for supporting our goals and our events in globally.