November 27, 2023 | By LaToya Pegram (Kinard) MAC, MAAT, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC I'm proud to share with you a virtual presentation of the 2021 Healing Quilt assembled by the AATA Multicultural Committee through digital submissions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are so proud to present the 2023 Member Art Exhibition. The exhibition was displayed throughout AATA2023, the in-person conference in San Diego.
Join us for a virtual session about the all-too-common trauma of workplace bullying, Nov. 18, 2023.
Check out the schedule for our first ever art therapy and technology summit, Dec. 2, 2023.
The Multicultural Committee is hosting an auction for the quilt completed at the AATA2023 conference. The proceeds support the Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award Fund and/or other Multicultural Committee endeavors.
The museum visit, paired with art-making, provides participants with an elevation of their museum experience, especially those who report rarely making or creating art themselves. What I have observed through my project on integrating art therapy in a museum was how connecting different community members over art-making fosters group cohesion as a sense of belonging in a museum.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to share the art created by five inspiring Latina/o/xs art therapists and profile the work they do in support of their clients and communities they serve. Click on each AATA Member’s image to read their full Feature Member profile.
To our AATA community: We are deeply heartbroken by last weekend’s horrifying events, and the ongoing tragedy unfolding in Israel and Gaza. The stories we are hearing, and images and videos we are seeing, are appalling. Our breathlessness is a sign that we have not lost our humanity. Our hope is that we see an end to the distress and suffering soon.
The use of the arts as a vehicle to foment peace and wellness in therapeutic work is my primary goal as an art therapist and as an artist. I have been involved internationally with different universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and cultural organizations. I am dedicated to helping people and communities, especially people affected by oppression, inequality and marginalization, with particular interest in mental health, PTSD, ADD, OCD and Substance Use disorders.