Frequently Asked Questions

Questions commonly asked. Click here for a comprehensive overview of member benefits.


How do I log in to the membership section of the Web site?

In order to log in to the members only section and view your profile, organizational documents, access the Journal archives and more, please click on the link called Members Only Log In from the home page, and log in using your email address as your User Name and then type in your password.  If you do not recall your password, after entering your email address, click on ” Forgot Password.” A link will be emailed to you shortly. (It will be emailed to the email address that we have on file for you.) Please email us if you have any problems at all accessing the members only section.


How do I check my membership status?

After logging in to the Members Only section (see above for help logging in), click on Profile on the left hand side, then Edit/View Information. Membership level and expiration date will be in the section titled Membership information.


I need to show proof of membership with the American Art Therapy Association. How do I print out my membership “card”?

We do not mail membership cards, but you can print out your proof of membership. After logging in, please click on Profile on the left hand side. Then click on Edit Information to print out your membership information for submission to ATCB or other organizations, or for your own files


How can I contact the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)?

ATCB, a separate organization from the American Art Therapy Association, can be reached at 877-213-2822 or 877-213-2822.
Their website is


When does my membership expire?

You can verify your membership period by logging in and viewing the Membership Information in your profile


How do I renew on line?

To renew on line, please log in with your email address and password. Click on Join/Renew. You will be prompted to select your membership category (Credentialed Professional, Professional, etc.) Please select your category and click add to cart. If you would like to join your local chapter, click on Continue Shopping and select your chapter. There are several pages of selections so please scroll through until you find your chapter. You will then need to select your membership level in your chapter by clicking on the arrow next to the level.

Once all your selections are made, please click on check out. You will be prompted to confirm the information and then enter your credit card.


Where can I find information on schools?

Please click here for a listing of schools.  American Art Therapy Association approved programs are listed first.  Following these schools are other programs, including on-line programs, that offer masters and post master degree programs.

For more information for students, please click here


How do I retrieve my Continuing Education certificates from AATA Annual Conferences?

Beginning with the 2009 Conference, Continuing Education (CE) certificates are provided electronically. They are stored in the individual Annual Conference Proceedings websites (by year). Visit the members-only website (“My AATA”) and after you login click on the “Conference Proceedings” link on the left hand navigation bar. Then, simply select the conference year you are interested in.  Click here to login and go to the conference proceedings websites.

Why have I not received my journal?

Journals are mailed quarterly – March, June, September, December. If you registered after the printing date, generally two weeks before the mailing, you would not receive the journal for that quarter or previous quarters. Further, if you are a student or international member, we lowered the membership rates for these levels and provided electronic only access to the journal. Students and International members do not receive the Journal in the mail. To access electronically, please log in and click on “Journal” to access the electronic, archived journals.

If you are not a student or international member, and you have renewed your membership in time for the current journal mailing, please email and let us know which journals you are missing.


How do I find out more information on Distance Learning Classes?

We have an online distance learning center, called the Institute for Continuing Education in Art Therapy (ICE/AT) which was opened in January 2010. ICE/AT currently provides more than 40 existing courses. Click here to view a course catalog.  Members of the Association receive a discount on the course prices. Visit the members-only website to access the discount code. To access ICE/AT visit,