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legal framework of practice

Art therapy is neither alternative nor alternative medicine, it is an act of non-medical care which can becomplementary medical treatment and/or psychotherapeutic follow-up already in progress. Seek advice from your doctor/psychiatrist or psychotherapist.

This practice differs from amalgams withsectarian movements,wellness activities or ofpersonal development.


L'illegal practice of medicineis prohibited by law and may be punishable by law. If in doubt,contact Miviludes.


The first date

The preliminary interview is essential before any art-therapeutic treatment.

This interview time favors the meeting between the listening of the professional and the request of the Subject and the complaint which is attached to it. It is also the place to present the art-therapeutic framework envisaged.

In some cases, the interview may take place by videoconference or telephone call and may be repeated once or twice.

Any minor must be accompanied by his/her legal representative. And anyone present during this interview must be informed beforehand.

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