WHO WE ARE

The South African National Arts Therapies Association, SANATA,
is the professional association that represents the interests of arts therapists and the four arts therapy professions: art, music, drama and dance movement therapy across South Africa.

SANATA supports the growth of the arts therapy professions in South Africa in partnership with key stakeholders, the public and international associations.

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Arts Therapies South Africa

Arts Therapies South Africa

A public space for all things Art, Drama, Music and Dance Movement Therapy in South Africa.

New edition from Voices, echoing from the Music Therapy world 🎶 our very own Nsamu Moonga features in the editorial! See MoreSee Less
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Hi,On 6th November, the African Network of Arts practitioners will gather, this time as a symposium. We have a lineup of presenters from diverse backgrounds and work communities, including Sunelle and Marlize with their Community of Practice work. The complete list of presenters, biographies and descriptions of the presentations will be revealed soon. See MoreSee Less
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TOWARDS A DESCRIPTION OF THE ELEMENTS OF ART THERAPY PRACTICE FOR TRAUMA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEWBy Holly Bowen-Salter, Ashley Whitehorn, Rhianna Pritchard, Jocelyn Kernot, Amy Baker, Miriam Posselt, Ella Price, Jade Jordan-Hall & Kobie Boshoff.This newly published article is now available in the International Journal of Art therapy. “Art therapy has been growing in popularity and acceptance as a therapeutic intervention for trauma over the last 10 years, however, there is still hesitation when considering art therapy as a valid treatment for trauma. Given that funding bodies and medical advisory institutions around the world are increasing their focus on trauma treatments that can demonstrate effectiveness, we need to have a better understanding of what represents good practice for art therapy before we are able to investigate the effectiveness. This study performed a systematic search of the academic literature to best understand the elements of art therapy practice for trauma with the aim of consolidating and understanding practice consistency and standardisations in five elements: Design, Training, Delivery, Receipt, and Enactment…”The authors have kindly shared 50 free downloads of the article, available on a first-come-first-serve basis: www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PJSKSIHTUIMIVAT3CPKN/full?target=10.1080/17454832.2021.1957959 See MoreSee Less
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