AATA News

Save the Date for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Save the Date for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

January 14, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

Mark your calendar for AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held at the newly renovated Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in sunny San Diego, CA! The core conference program will be Thursday, Oct. 28th to Saturday, Oct. 30th. As we continue to monitor the global Covid-19 pandemic, AATA will once again develop a contingency plan for an “all virtual event” if the situation requires it. If we go forward with the conference in San Diego, sessions will be recorded onsite and we will also hold a post virtual conference so that regardless of your attendance interest both options will be available.

Celebrate Student Scholarship! Join us for the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Session

Celebrate Student Scholarship! Join us for the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Session

January 14, 2021 | Heather Denning

The Undergraduate Education Sub-Committee is happy to announce they will be hosting the Undergraduate Poster Session virtually on January 21st at 6PM EST.  Although this event could not be hosted during the annual AATA conference in 2020, the committee is now able to host this event online showcasing student achievement and scholarship. This event requires pre-registration, is free, and open to the public.

AATA Condemns Riot on the Capitol and Future Threats of Violence

AATA Condemns Riot on the Capitol and Future Threats of Violence

January 13, 2021

The insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th was not only a flagrant assault to our democracy, but a very traumatic event for millions of Americans across the country. Even if we were not physically in the Capitol on that day, we share a sense of horror, helplessness, and grief simply from viewing the video footage.

Wishing you Safety and Peace this Holiday Season

Wishing you Safety and Peace this Holiday Season

December 17, 2020 | Margaret Carlock-Russo

In this season of joy and cheer, I wish you a happy holiday. This year in particular, we welcome the celebration of kindness, hope and humanity toward one another that so many of you have shown by your spirit, words and actions. You have shown up for your clients in their times of need, often risking your personal safety and putting your own struggles to the side. You’ve brought warmth into our art therapy community and helped ease the burdens of others during an unprecedentedly challenging year.

A Note of Gratitude and Renewal for the New Year

A Note of Gratitude and Renewal for the New Year

December 17, 2020 | Kat Michel

It’s been a year like no other. As we count down to the beginning of 2021, I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for this community, for our chapters, and for all the members who joined together in AATA to support each other during the challenging times of the past year.

Last Chance of the Year to Earn Continuing Education

Last Chance of the Year to Earn Continuing Education

December 17, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

This is your last chance to earn 25 units of continuing education before 2020 comes to a close. The AATA’s brand-new virtual conference, Resilience, Learning & Growth will be held this Saturday, Dec. 19. This conference will provide exceptional education and networking opportunities that will offer attendees flexibility and a library of 25 hours of on-demand learning! 

AATA’s First Annual Impact Report, A Letter from the President

AATA’s First Annual Impact Report, A Letter from the President

December 8, 2020

We are very excited to make our first Annual Impact Report available to you, highlighting this year for the American Art Therapy Association as we continue our work as the leading voice for art therapists and promoting mental health for everyone.

Registration is Open for AATA’s December 19 Virtual Conference!

Registration is Open for AATA’s December 19 Virtual Conference!

December 3, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We are excited to announce a brand-new virtual conference, Resilience, Learning & Growth to be held on Saturday, December 19th. This conference will provide exceptional education and networking opportunities that will offer attendees flexibility and a library of 25 hours of on-demand learning!

In Memoriam: Lani Gerity Glanville

In Memoriam: Lani Gerity Glanville

December 1, 2020 | Susan Ainlay Anand and Gretchen Miller

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the sudden death of art therapist, puppetmaker, artist, and author Lani Gerity Glanville, DA, ATR. At 67, after recently being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she passed away on November 25, 2020.

AATA DEI Organizational Questionnaire

AATA DEI Organizational Questionnaire

December 1, 2020 | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The AATA DEI Committee is gathering information about the culture and climate of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) related to DEI. We invite everyone in the art therapy community to complete this questionnaire to help us in this process. Your responses are anonymous.