AATA News

Let’s Get Involved in the AATA’s Elections

Let’s Get Involved in the AATA’s Elections

May 16, 2019 | By Gioia Chilton

“Serving on the board has been great because it has given me the opportunity not only to serve my profession, but it has also given me professional skills I was in need of, such as leadership and business mentality.” – Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR,  Board Treasurer. We are accepting nominations for Volunteer Officers and members of the AATA Board of Directors for two-year terms (2019-2021) in the following positions: President-Elect (1), Secretary (1), Board of Directors (3), Nominating Committee (1).

Three Dynamic Plenary Sessions Sure to Wow!

Three Dynamic Plenary Sessions Sure to Wow!

May 9, 2019 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We are pleased to announce that all three of the plenary sessions at the American Art Therapy Association’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri are now confirmed.  These outstanding sessions are part of the top-notch program that offers more than 220 educational sessions attendees will discover at the AATA conference. 

Check Out the Latest Issue of the AATA Journal

Check Out the Latest Issue of the AATA Journal

May 9, 2019 Volume 36, Issue 1 of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association is now available online. This year, the Journal editorial team seeks to feature three themes in art therapy: The profession’s unique strengths Research-based and...

Tune in to SAMHSA’s Webcast, “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work,” on May 6

Tune in to SAMHSA’s Webcast, “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work,” on May 6

May 2, 2019

AATA joins the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a National Collaborating Organization for their annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event. This year’s event, “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work,” will focus on the impact that suicide has on children, youth, young adults, families, and communities and will showcase evidence-based strategies to connect those in need to information, services, and supports that can save lives.  Tune in on May 6 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT to watch the live webcast of the event!

2019 Call for Applications and Nominations: Celebrating Leadership, Excellence, and Advancement in Art Therapy

2019 Call for Applications and Nominations: Celebrating Leadership, Excellence, and Advancement in Art Therapy

April 25, 2019

The American Art Therapy Association champions individual members who are making an impact in our profession and community.  Every year we recognize members who are elevating the field, and we support the next generation of art therapists who will transform the profession. Read below and find more information on MyAATA for opportunities in the following categories (listed by application deadline):  Scholarships (May 1),  Nominations (June 3), Honors (June 17), Research (June 17), and Government Affairs(June 17).

Be the Bird Who Gets the Worm – Register Early!

Be the Bird Who Gets the Worm – Register Early!

April 25, 2019 | Susan Boxer Kappel

If you want to make sure you get the lowest conference rates of the year and the best selection of experiential sessions (Workshops and Advanced Practice Courses) then it’s time to stop procrastinating and start registering!

Last Call for Exhibitor Early Bird Rate

Last Call for Exhibitor Early Bird Rate

April 25, 2019  | Susan Boxer Kappel

Consider marketing opportunities at the American Art Therapy Association’s Annual Conference.  AATA’s special 500th Anniversary conference will be held October 30 to November 3, 2019, in the middle of America’s Heartland in Kansas City, Missouri!  We anticipate more than 1,100 attendees at this year’s conference.  There is a discounted Early Bird rate for Exhibit booths that expires on April 30, so be sure to act fast to save!

DC Council Chairman Mendelson Introduces Art Therapy Licensure Bill (B23-250)

DC Council Chairman Mendelson Introduces Art Therapy Licensure Bill (B23-250)

April 25, 2019 

The AATA is proud to announce that Washington D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and three co-sponsors introduced B23-0250 – Professional Art Therapist Licensure Amendment Act of 2019 on April 2nd.  B23-250 would define a scope of practice, provide title protection, and create a Professional Art Therapist License (LPAT) under the Board of Professional Counseling.

A Learning Extravaganza at the 2019 AATA Conference!

A Learning Extravaganza at the 2019 AATA Conference!

April 18, 2019  | Susan Boxer Kappel

Just in case you haven’t heard…Early Bird registration is now open for the American Art Therapy Association’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri!