Mission Statement

Based upon the belief of the healing power of art in therapy, The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists was established in 2002 to promote and enhance the continued development of art therapy practice, guided by ethical and professional standards.



The Aims of HKAAT are to:

  • Promote and enhance the continued development of art therapy practice within Hong Kong based upon professional standards
  • Promote the exchange of knowledge between art therapists, helping professionals and mental health practitioners in Hong Kong.
  • Conduct lectures, workshops and seminars in art therapy for those whom might benefit.
  • Develop training opportunities for potential art therapists.
  • Offer staff development training through art therapy for mental health institutions and schools in Hong Kong.
  • Continue to establish links in art therapy between practitioners in Hong Kong and those throughout Southeast Asia as well as throughout the world.
  • Develop a partnership between The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists and other established art therapy associations.


  • 根據專業標準推廣及促進藝術治療工作在香港的發展。
  • 推廣藝術治療師、從事助人專業的人士,和從事精神健康工作的人員之間的知識交流。
  • 為可從中有所裨益的人士舉辦講座、工作坊及研討會。
  • 為香港的精神健康機構及學校提供以藝術治療為媒介的員工培訓。
  • 繼續建立香港與東南亞地區,以至全世界的藝術治療從業員之間的聯繫。
  • 與其他藝術治療師協會發展伙伴關係。

Please CLICK HERE to review HKAAT’s Constitution




Contact Us:

  • Mail Address: P.O. Box No. 4551, General Post Office, Hong Kong.
  • Email: enquiry@hkaat.org (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3 thoughts on “About HKAAT

  1. Hi Grace, thank you for your enquiry. You ll need to take a 2 to 3 years master course of art therapy to become an art therapist. I recommemd u to join our q and a session, or activities anfd talk to one of our professional members.

  2. Hi HKAAT!

    I am looking into moving to HK as my partner may be relocating for work; we were there recently and fell in love with the city. I’ve been practicing for the last four years since graduating at Goldsmiths College in art psychotherapy in the UK. In this time I have focused my work with adolescents and children both in mainstream education, and within specialist emotional and behavioural institutions offering one to one art therapy. In addition to this I work with adolescents in a residential setting running open art therapy groups. I also have a private practice working from home.

    I’m at the beginning of my research into the landscape of art therapy in HK, and wondered if there was anyone out there who could help me understand how easy or difficult job opportunities are to find, what kind of institutions use art therapists, and the general receptivity to the profession.

    Any guidance or advice so gratefully received!


    1. Hi Sam,
      Thanks for your email. I think it is difficult to talk here.
      At the moment we don’t have laws to protect the title ‘Art therapist’.
      But If you are qualified in the UK with a MA degree in Art Psychotherapy, you can apply for a professional membership in HKAAT, that will offer you some local information, and you can come to our events and gathering.
      Our forth coming event is a Meet Art therapists on 26 Sep, 7-9pm. Please take a look of our up coming event. Do come and you will meet most of the AT in HK, then we can share with you.

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