AATA News

UPDATED: AATA’s 1st Ever Online Training in Spanish

UPDATED: AATA’s 1st Ever Online Training in Spanish

La American Art Therapy Association (AATA) se enorgullece en presentar su nueva oferta de entrenamiento en línea en español que incluye ejercicios de creación artística que proporcionará a los asistentes dos créditos de educación continua.

AATA is proud to present a new online training offering in Spanish, which will include creative exercises and provide 2 continuing education credits.

Please vote in the AATA 2021 Election!  

Please vote in the AATA 2021 Election!  

October 7, 2021

To ensure that the AATA leadership fully and fairly represents our members, we need broad engagement from you in the elections process. Online voting is open from Sept. 29 – Oct. 29, 2021. We’ve compiled FAQs on the voting process and an overview of information about board leadership responsibilities to help inform your decision. Please contact the National Office at (888) 290-0878 or info@arttherapy.org if you have any questions or need assistance. 

The First Day of AATA’s Annual Conference is 2 Weeks Away!

The First Day of AATA’s Annual Conference is 2 Weeks Away!

October 7, 2021

Now is the time to get registered so you can attend the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference, Reconnecting and Visualizing Future Pathways for Art Therapy in a Diverse Society. Our first conference days are Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th.

Art Therapy Program at Drexel Univ. Receives Initial CAAHEP Accreditation

Art Therapy Program at Drexel Univ. Receives Initial CAAHEP Accreditation

October 7, 2021

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy master’s program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The AATA is proud to sponsor the CAAHEP accreditation process managed by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE).

In Memorium: Sandra Graves-Alcorn

In Memorium: Sandra Graves-Alcorn

September 23, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandra (Kagin) Graves-Alcorn, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT, a pioneer founder of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and retired professor of expressive therapies at the University of Louisville. She served as president of AATA from 1985 to 1987.

AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference Begins in Just 4 Weeks!

AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference Begins in Just 4 Weeks!

September 20, 2021

In one month, we will be live streaming our first annual conference days on the weekend of October 23-24. Have you registered yet? Now is the time to make your plans to attend AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference, Reconnecting and Visualizing Future Pathways for Art Therapy in a Diverse Society. 

Time to Register for AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference

Time to Register for AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference

September 9, 2021

We are 6 weeks away from AATA’s 52nd Annual conference! The virtual program offers more than 100 hours of educational sessions over 4 days of exceptional programming. It is not too late to get involved: we are also calling for volunteers to facilitate morning sessions. Visit https://www.arttherapy.org/upload/2021AATA.pdf to view the full program, including four exciting plenary sessions. Register now!

Early Bird Rate Ends on Aug 31 for AATA’s Annual Conference 

Early Bird ends on Aug. 31st! If you are planning to attend the AATA’s conference this year, register by August 31st for the early bird rates. Register online, download the registration form to register by fax, or call the office during business hours at (888)290-0878 or (703)548-5860.

Mental Health Resources to Support Communities Coping with the Crisis in Afghanistan

Mental Health Resources to Support Communities Coping with the Crisis in Afghanistan

The stories and images coming out of Afghanistan resulting from the Taliban takeover of the Afghan government are heart-wrenching. For so many who have a direct connection or unique perspective, this is a particularly difficult time, with serious mental health repercussions. AATA has compiled this list of mental health resources for emergency support and other assistance.