International society founded in 1959. Our objective is to ensure the influence of art therapy, by bringing together scientists and professionals.

SIPE was founded in October 1959 by Professor Robert Volmat, under the Honorary Presidency of Professor Jean Delay (Clinic of Mental and Brain Diseases, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris), during the 1st International Congress of Art Psychopathology of Verona, bringing together nine already existing national societies.