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Just One Week Left to Register at the Advanced Registration Rates

Just One Week Left to Register at the Advanced Registration Rates

September 20, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

Time is running out to get the lower registration rates for the 49th AATA Annual Conference, to be held October 31 to November 4, 2018 in Miami, FL.  If you have not yet registered, but plan on attending, be sure to register before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) on Friday, September 28. 

Final Results of 2018 AATA Annual Election

Final Results of 2018 AATA Annual Election

September 20, 2018 

The results of the 2018 Annual Election are in! A warm congratulations to all those who were newly elected and reelected to the following positions:

Treasurer: Nadia Paredes, ATR, LMFT
Speaker, Assembly of Chapters: Elizabeth Hlavek, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Board of Directors:
– Louvenia Jackson, PhD, MFT, ATR
– Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR
– Lisa Wasserman, PsyD, ATR-BC, ATCS
Nominating Sub-Committee: Gaelynn P. Wolf Bordonaro, PhD, ATR-BC
Honorary Life Member: Cheryl Doby-Copeland, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT

Two Weeks Left to Register at the Lower Rates: Don’t Miss Out on the Numerous Opportunities to Connect with Colleagues at Conference!

Two Weeks Left to Register at the Lower Rates: Don’t Miss Out on the Numerous Opportunities to Connect with Colleagues at Conference!

September 13, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

Are you ready to network with art therapists from around the world?  The 49th AATA Annual Conference, to be held October 31 to November 4, 2018 in Miami, FL provides a perfect venue to meet new colleagues and explore the diversity of our profession.  The conference is an excellent way to meet and interact with the AATA national office staff, board members, and art therapists from around the world.  Conference presentations are just one way to make the conference a meaningful experience, read on for more ways to network and make the most of all the opportunities conference has to offer.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Best Practices for Art Therapists and Resources for the Public

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Best Practices for Art Therapists and Resources for the Public

September 13, 2018 

This AATA resource offers information and best practices for art therapists and other mental health clinicians to support suicide prevention and awareness for our clients, families, communities, and survivors.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide every year, according to statistics published the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Just 3 Weeks Left to Register at Lower Rates…Let’s Go!

Just 3 Weeks Left to Register at Lower Rates…Let’s Go!

September 6, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

Now that Labor Day is past and the Fall Season is upon us, it’s time to get registered for the American Art Therapy Association’s 49th Annual Conference, to be held October 31 to November 4 in Miami, FL.  There are only 3 more weeks left to register at the lower advanced registration rates. 

What’s the Buzz? The Latest Discussion on the MyAATA Community

What’s the Buzz? The Latest Discussion on the MyAATA Community

September 6, 2018

Since launching the MyAATA Community last month, we’ve heard members weigh in on topics ranging from licensure to mentorship, research, professional identity, and beyond. If you’re a member and haven’t joined the discussion yet, now is your chance to connect with fellow members for discussion, guidance, or inspiration.

Virginia Board of Health Professions Votes to Recommend Licensure for Art Therapists to the Governor and Legislature

Virginia Board of Health Professions Votes to Recommend Licensure for Art Therapists to the Governor and Legislature

By Clara Keane | August 30, 2018 | Advocacy

On August 23, 2018 the Virginia Board of Health Professions (BHP) voted to recommend licensure for art therapists in the state of Virginia.  Following years of advocacy work and a full year in the formal sunrise review process, a group of art therapists gathered to witness history unfold in the field of art therapy.  After the BHP’s Regulatory Research Committee made their final recommendations and “concluded that all criteria [for state regulation] were met,” the Committee voted unanimously to “adopt a separate license for Art Therapists to practice in Virginia.”

The Hotel Block is Nearly Full! It’s Time to Get Registered!

The Hotel Block is Nearly Full! It’s Time to Get Registered!

August 23, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

If you’ve been planning to register for the American Art Therapy Association’s 49th Annual Conference, to be held October 31 to November 4 in Miami, FL we wanted to let you know that the hotel block is nearly full.  The conference Advanced Registration ends on September 28 – and so will the lower rates, so it’s time to get registered!

Time to Focus, Register and Save!

Time to Focus, Register and Save!

August 16, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

As summer comes to a close, we wanted to remind you that the American Art Therapy Association’s 49th Annual Conference, to be held October 31 to November 4 in Miami, FL is going to be hot, hot, hot!  So if you’ve been putting off registration – it’s time to focus, register and save!  The expansive conference program, consisting of more than 260 sessions presented by 286 art therapy experts, offers a wide-range of up to 33 units of continuing education.