November 14. 2019
On November 13, 2019 senators Kenny Yuko (D-25) and Andrew Brenner (R-19) introduced SB 238 to provide licensure for art therapists and music therapists in Ohio. The bill would create separate licenses with distinct requirements administered by two different boards.
November 14, 2019
On November 8, 2019 a bill to make mental health practitioners including licensed creative arts therapists (LCAT) eligible for coverage under Medicaid in New York was finally delivered to the Governor! TAKE ACTION!! Call 1-518-474-8390 and ask Governor Cuomo to sign S3421A into law!
November 14, 2019
The American Art Therapy Association recognized recipients of annual awards and scholarships during the 50th Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO. After a special 50th anniversary celebration with Rising Stars and Legacy Members, AATA Board President Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S, led the recognition of AATA’s Award and Scholarship winners at the Plenary Awards Ceremony on Thursday October 31, 2019.
November 12, 2019
Yesterday on Veteran’s Day, we shared a blog post by Peter Buotte, veteran, art therapist, and sculptor, on his exhibit “Invisible Wounds,” now on display in the Texas State Capitol ground floor Rotunda in Austin from November 11 to November 18, 2019. We asked Peter to answer a few questions about this exhibit and his art process!
November 11, 2019 | By Peter J. Buotte
As an art therapist, I get to encounter the invisible consequences of war each day. As an artist, this series intends to make visible the experience of today’s Wounded Warrior who was physically or mentally wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from 2001 to the present. In another act of courage, each service member has selected a gesture and posed as a sculpture.
October 30, 2019
Check out our first-ever collaborative video project celebrating 50 years of healing through art! Thank you to our more than 200 members and friends who participated in this video project via the SeenIt app!
October 30, 2019
This year’s conference features more advocacy sessions than ever before and in new session formats. And brand new to the program are appearances from Kansas U.S. and State representatives! Attendees, as you finalize each day’s schedule, don’t miss these learning opportunities.
October 17, 2019 | Advocacy
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary as an association, we are seeing great momentum in our licensure effort, with a new license signed into law just last month. Over fifty years, we have reached many milestones that illustrate our mission – to advocate for expansion of access to professional art therapists and lead the nation in the advancement of art therapy as a regulated mental health and human services profession.
October 16, 2019
Mildred (Millie) Lachman-Chapin, MEd, ATR-BC, HLM, died on August 26, 2019 at the age of 97. An educator, clinician, author, and internationally-exhibited painter, Millie was involved with the AATA since its founding in 1969. Thank you to the friends and colleagues who submitted the below reflections
Breaking News: Representative Sharice Davids (KS-3) to Address Attendees at AATA’s Conference in Kansas City
October 11, 2019
We just received confirmation that Congresswoman Sharice Davids will be attending AATA’s 50th anniversary conference in Kansas City! Conference attendees, mark your schedules for a meet and greet with Rep. Davids on Saturday, November 3rd, from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.