AATA News

February DEI Committee Update

February DEI Committee Update

February 25, 2021 | Gretchen M. Miller

With the closing of the AATA’s DEI Organizational Questionnaire earlier this month, the DEI Committee wanted to extend a thank you to everyone who contributed to this survey. Almost 100 responses were received about the culture and climate of the AATA.

2021 Conference Theme & Call for Volunteers

2021 Conference Theme & Call for Volunteers

February 25, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

The Conference Committee is taking applications for a new position, Special Sessions Chair (deadline 3/8) and calling for proposal reviewers for our fall conference. We are also thrilled to announce this year’s theme, Reconnecting and Visualizing Future Pathways for Art Therapy in a Diverse Society!

Celebrating Janet Kempf, ACATE’s Chair and “Superhero”

Celebrating Janet Kempf, ACATE’s Chair and “Superhero”

February 25, 2021

ACATE is proud to recognize Janet Kempf, ATR-BC, LPC, for her tireless work on behalf of the ACATE. We appreciate the confidence she inspires as she quickly and thoroughly responds to questions and concerns, and she does so with a spirit of respect for her colleagues. ACATE members are better because we work with her, and our profession aims for its highest goals with her support. Our profession and the work of the accreditation will be forever indebted and we offer this nomination by unanimous vote.

Join us March 4th for the First Virtual Roundtable Event: Teaching Introductory Courses 

Join us March 4th for the First Virtual Roundtable Event: Teaching Introductory Courses 

February 25, 2021

Please join us for the first session in our quarterly Virtual Roundtable Series! We are looking forward to an open discussion about course content, syllabi, and how we teach undergraduate coursework. The roundtable event, “Teaching Introductory Courses in Undergraduate Art Therapy,” will take place on Thursday, March 4th from 5-6 PM EST on Zoom.

Virtual Discussions on Creative Forces Art Therapy Research Opportunities

Virtual Discussions on Creative Forces Art Therapy Research Opportunities

February 25, 2021

We are pleased to share an invitation from Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network for virtual discussions on research opportunities for art therapy and music therapy. Virtual informational meetings will be held on March 4th and 11th at 12:00-1:00 pm EST. RSVP is requested by March 3rd.

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2021 Conference

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2021 Conference

February 25, 2021

The AATA Education and Conference Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Undergraduate Student Poster sessions for the 2021 Conference to be held October 28 to October 30, 2021, in San Diego, CA. Undergraduate Poster proposals must be submitted electronically no later than April 30, 2021. Undergraduate students are invited to submit poster proposals to present their scholarly and creative work in their study of art therapy.

Research Resources Available

Research Resources Available

February 11, 2021

Did you know that the American Art Therapy Association provides online access to several art therapy specific bibliographies and resource lists? Thanks to our incredible volunteers, each list was crafted to offer evidence of the effects of art therapy with various populations and can be used to advance the field. Each list is available on the Research page on our website, and the direct links are provided below.

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Submit a Proposal for the AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Submit a Proposal for the AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

February 11, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We invite you to submit a proposal for the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, CA this fall. The deadline to submit proposals is March 25th. There are a few changes this year to the submission process so please read the instructions before you begin. When you are ready, submit online here. Contact Barbara Florence via email at bflorence@arttherapy.org with any questions.

Dept. of Education Art Therapy Project Grants FAQ

Dept. of Education Art Therapy Project Grants FAQ

February 11, 2021

We want to share with you a recent notice by the Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education inviting applications for new awards for FY 2021 for the Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) Program. The agency identifies Art Therapy as a program priority—so we encourage you and your colleagues to consider applying. This is an excellent opportunity to support the work of art therapists making an impact every day in our schools!