AATA News

Preliminary Findings from 2016 AATA Membership Survey

Preliminary Findings from 2016 AATA Membership Survey

December 12, 2018 | By David Elkins and Sarah Deaver

The American Art Therapy Association conducted its most recent membership survey in September, 2016 in order to collect membership demographics and other aspects pertinent to the art therapy field. This brief report is intended to provide an updated and concise commentary on the results, prior to the membership survey planned for 2019.

Looking for a Way to Earn Continuing Education and Expand Your Knowledge?

Looking for a Way to Earn Continuing Education and Expand Your Knowledge?

December 5, 2018

The American Art Therapy Association’s Institute for Continuing Education (ICE/AT) is available 24/7 and offers a robust catalog of courses from prominent and well-respected art therapists, researchers, authors, and educators.  AATA’s ICE/AT includes courses in Assessment, Multiculturalism, Ethics, Trauma, Supervision, Professional Practice, and so much more! 

Call for ACATE Members

Call for ACATE Members

December 5, 2018 | By Janet Kempf

The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) is currently seeking applications for members for one (1) educator slot and one (1) public member slot.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to art therapy education, knowledge of contemporary art therapy and allied health practice, and sensitivity to the needs of art therapy students and consumers. 

2019 Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open!

2019 Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open!

November 29, 2018 | By Susan Boxer Kappel

For those who attended the 49th Annual Conference in Miami, we hope that you left feeling inspired and with additional knowledge gained.  If you attended, be sure to visit the 2018 Proceedings website to explore the program, view photos, and retrieve your Continuing Education Certificate.  It’s now time to focus on the AATA’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri! 

Art Therapy Program at Albertus Magnus College Receives Accreditation

Art Therapy Program at Albertus Magnus College Receives Accreditation

November 29, 2018

Congratulations to the Art Therapy program at Albertus Magnus College (AMC) in New Haven, CT, for receiving accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)!  The CAAHEP Board approved the accreditation recommendation on November 16, 2018, making AMC’s art therapy program the second to be accredited, following Edinboro University in September.

Call for ACATE Site Evaluators

Call for ACATE Site Evaluators

November 29, 2018 | By Janet Kempf, ATR-BC, Vice-Chair, ACATE

The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) is seeking site evaluators to travel to art therapy programs and verify program components submitted for review.  Site evaluator qualifications include:

A Message of Support to the People of California

A Message of Support to the People of California

November 15, 2018 

Our hearts are broken for the people of California who are experiencing tremendous loss and tragedy.  The devastating wildfire known as the Camp Fire in Butte County has burned the town of Paradise to the ground and is the deadliest fire in the state’s history. To date, 56 fatalities have been confirmed, 130 people remain unaccounted for, and tens of thousands have fled their homes, many of which have been destroyed.

The AATA Recognized Distinguished Members at the 2018 Annual Conference

The AATA Recognized Distinguished Members at the 2018 Annual Conference

November 14, 2018

The American Art Therapy Association celebrated recipients of annual awards and scholarships during the 49th Annual Conference in Miami, FL.  AATA Board President Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S, led the introductions and recognitions at the Plenary Awards Ceremony on Friday November 1, 2018. 

Welcoming 1000+ Attendees to Miami: Here are Some Reminders

Welcoming 1000+ Attendees to Miami: Here are Some Reminders

October 25, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

We couldn’t be more excited to head to Miami for the 49th Annual Conference! There will be so many opportunities to learn, network, catch up with friends, and let your creativity run wild. Check out these reminders as you pack your bags, finalize your transportation plans and schedule, and add those finishing touches to your costumes.