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Membership with the American Art Therapy Association Starts Here!

Thank you for your interest in joining the American Art Therapy Association (AATA)! Your membership allows AATA to advocate on your behalf the important issues impacting our profession including state licensure and insurance requirements.

Best of all, AATA membership provides you with the important research, tools, and connections you need to succeed in the field, including the prestigious Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.  See below for an overview of the benefits of membership.

We are pleased to announce that AATA memberships are now available in two payment formats. The “Single Payment Option” allows you to pay your dues in full at the beginning of your membership year.

The “Installment Option” allows you to pay twelve equal installments over the course of your membership year. This option includes an administrative fee of 5% which equals less than 73 cents per month. Currently, this option is only available online.

Learn more about our membership types and benefits:

You can also submit your membership form and payment via mail, with an additional $5.00 processing fee. Click here to download the application form.

Just some of the benefits of membership include:

We advocate on your behalf – Our Advocacy Center provides the latest news and activities underway in public policy related to art therapy on the federal and state levels.  Licensure, title protection, insurance reimbursement are critical for the future of Art Therapy.  Our industry’s future depends on member support of AATA initiatives.

We promote awareness of Art Therapy to the public – AATA public communications and media relations have netted columns in the Huffington Post and Boston Globe just in recent months.  Routine articles, photos, blogs are shared with traditional print, online media and through our social media outlets.   Articles published by AATA received nearly 750-thousand views in mass media in the last 2 months.

Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association: Members receive this prestigious, leading journal in the field and archived issues included with their membership! Stay current in your field and read about fascinating aspects of art therapy, internationally.
Value – $209.00

Participate in Networking Opportunities – the annual conference will assist you in connecting with peers from across the nation and around the world, sharing ideas and increasing your knowledge of the field.  Member discounts on conference attendance and CEC courses make membership in the Association a “must have”.  Our recent conference had 1000 art therapists discussing and sharing major topics of interests and trends from around the industry
Savings of $105 for professional members and $75 for student members

Support your Continuing Education through the on-line Institute for Continuing Education in Art Therapy. This growing training program puts relevant courses at your fingertips, enabling you to develop competencies and keep abreast of new trends in the field while qualifying for continuing education credits (CEC). Member discounts on these CEC eligible and NBCC approved courses are a strong reason to join today.  Members receive a deep discount  
Savings of $30-$50 per course taken

Promote Your Practice – Post your practice information on the Find An Art Therapist locator reaching more than 2.4 million people annually. This convenient service is offered at a special discount exclusively for members.
Savings of $64.00

Post a job in the Art Therapy Career Center. Receive a deep discount while posting your open positions on the Art Therapy Career Center. Also, the Art Therapy Career Center offers job search assistance to members seeking employment in the field of art therapy and related professions. National healthcare companies, educational organizations and community service organizations are some of the more than 150 employers who can find qualified professionals to fill rewarding jobs in the field of art therapy through our Career Center.
Savings of $100 per job posted

We have just launched a newly revised Mentor Program! The new Mentor Program will ensure that experience and information can be passed on by leaders in the field to those just beginning their career.  Open to New Professional and Student level members.

Participate on the volunteer leadership of the Association on the Chapter, Committee and Board level.   There are many opportunities for leadership growth and development as well has having a voice in the future of your profession

AATA Website Member Portal – newly launched Collaborate.  Log in to join the conversations!  There are currently message boards for Research, Grants, International and Professional forums.  Collaborate is available to you online 24/7.