AATA News

Featured Member: Nadia Paredes

Featured Member: Nadia Paredes

October 6, 2022
“I weave and paint because I am two things: a creative Mexican in an organized German frame. In my representations I try to integrate all I am: the old world and the new world.”

Two Art Therapy Programs Receive CAAHEP Initial Accreditation

October 6, 2022 | Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)
CAAHEP has awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy master’s programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, effective September 16, 2022.

Featured Member: Michael Galarraga

Featured Member: Michael Galarraga

September 21, 2022
“My heritage informs me of a sliver of my own identity and marginalization in society. When we talk about cultural humility in art therapy, it is important to consider an individual’s identity as a whole and as parts. Using this conceptualization and applying it to my work with individuals is important and allows them to be the authors of their own narrative. I have worked with many individuals from the Latinx LGBTQIA+ community and I do my best to understand how heritage and cultural values become part of how they are processing through personal challenges in therapy.”

Announcing AATA’s 2022 Candidate Slate

Announcing AATA’s 2022 Candidate Slate

Beginning Monday, September 12, AATA voting members will have the chance to shape the future of our association by voting in our election for AATA’s leaders and proposed governance changes.

Showcase Your Creations at the AATA Conference Marketplace!

Showcase Your Creations at the AATA Conference Marketplace!

The Marketplace is available to active members of the American Art Therapy Association to sell their creations such as jewelry, pottery, art, prints, sculpture, and other similar products. It’s a great way to showcase your entrepreneurial spirit!

Featured Member: shanina dionna

Featured Member: shanina dionna

“I never sought out to be an advocate let alone a therapist when I started this journey 11 years ago. However, as I was healing through my art practice(s) and sharing my experiences, it was the response from my community that helped motivate me to keep going.” — shanina dionna

Introducing SIGs and Supervision Sessions at Conference!

Introducing SIGs and Supervision Sessions at Conference!

Our 53rd Annual Conference program continues to grow! Check out our latest additions: Special Interest Networking Groups (SIG) and Master-Level Clinician Supervision Sessions! SIGs are taking the place of Focus Groups that were previously held at our conferences. These are informal conversations where practitioners gather to talk about shared experiences and learn from one another.