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August 10-12, 2016

The Warmth of Other Suns – Exploring Multi-Disciplinary Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence in African-American Communities Conference

Richmond, VA

Description: In order to fully end violence happening within communities, like sexual and intimate partner violence, we must also work to address violence directed against communities like police brutality, racism, economic exploitation, and mass incarceration. This conference will establish an environment for diverse professionals working to address and prevent sexual and intimate partner violence to work together with community leaders to increase our understanding of factors that increase vulnerability for violence and decrease access to conventional survivor support mechanisms for African-American communities across Virginia.

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August 28, 2016

Chalk It Up for Children’s Mental Health

Long Island, New York

Description: The New York Art Therapy Association brings families, neighbors, and professionals together for a fun-filled day of chalk art creations. Art Therapy uses art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

All proceeds go towards Art Therapy Services for Children’s Mental Health. Children will be provided with art therapy services in the form of group therapy.

Click here for more information, artist application, or to reserve a space. Participants are eligible to win cash prizes.

 September 16 – 18, 2016

The Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) Presents its First West Coast Conference on Sept 16-18, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hilton | Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, CA 

We are honored that Linda Chapman, ATR-BC, MA will be our keynote speaker!

  • Art therapy pioneer, and renowned art therapist, author and educational filmmaker, Dr. Judith Rubin, will speak at a special session, TBD
  • Trauma survivors and authors Veronica Wanchena and Nancy Calef are among our featured plenary speakers
  • A doctoral student research panel is forming through Notre Dame de Namur University’s new PhD program 
  • Filmmaker Alfonso Bui’s Art Therapy:The Movie will be screened at the conference!  Art Therapy: The Movie is a documentary following the incredible stories of people who have experienced severe trauma and how art therapy is helping them to understand their struggles and learn to live a better way.  
  • Vendor booths, open art studio, silent auction, dinner on the town, early morning yoga at the harbor, and much more!

Proposals accepted through February 8.  Submit your proposal today!   


September 22- 23, 2016

Memory Care Forum

San Diego, CA

Description: The San Diego Memory Care Forum, will bring together some of the nation’s leading care providers to discuss the research, innovations, and program approaches to memory care for older adults, both before and after a dementia diagnosis.

October 14-16, 2016

Canadian Art Therapy Association’s 37th Annual Conference
Toronto, Ontario

Call for proposals! The Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) is now inviting proposals related to the conference theme of “Art Therapy & Oppressive Practice.” Please visit the CATA website for proposal theme ideas, forms, and submission requirements. The submission deadline for proposals is April 1, 2016.

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October 22-24, 2016

The Arts in Health Care 2016
The Art of Mentalizing: Communicating the Unknown
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11205

Description: In the UK and similarly in the US, methods of using arts to treat mental health conditions are known to be in demand by patients across a wide number of health care settings. The effectiveness is emerging from a range of different investigations; including randomized controlled trials, neuroscience, process analysis studies and clinical pilots. This conference will give a voice to the recent developments that illustrate strong synergies between arts based and mentalization focused approaches.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers include Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, OBE, and Judith Aron Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC.

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