Each February, AATA celebrates Black History Month and recognizes Black art therapists who served as pioneers for the art therapy profession and our association.
CAAHEP has awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy master’s programs at Adler University in Illinois and Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, effective January 18, 2024.
Join us March 5, 2024, for a virtual CE session, Exploring Art Therapy Groups Among African American/Black women from Research to Program Implementation, with Michelle “Starr” Starling, M.Ed., MA, LPC, ATR-P. This session will focus on the development and implementation of an art therapy program designed to support the mental health and wellness of African American/Black women.
Currently, I am working with African American women. I dedicated my thesis work towards learning more about their relationship with the mental health community and how to remove their help-seeking barriers in order to introduce them to art therapy.” — Michelle “Starr” Starling
By AATA President Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR
I had the privilege to attend both the White House and NEA Summit on Arts and Culture and the Arts and Health Pre-Summit Caucus. These first-of-its-kind convenings brought together policymakers, arts advocates, and artists to collaborate on how art can contribute to the health and well-being of individual and communities.
“My adventurous and fulfilling journey in art therapy wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic mentors I had along the way. I urge the art therapy community to connect and collaborate, and create opportunities to train and learn with the next generation of art therapists.” — Bani Malhotra, PhD, ATR-BC
January 26, 2024 | By Jordan Potash, Editor in Chief
The Art Therapy Journal has continued to see our readership increase – as represented by a 49% increase from 2019 to 2022. Building on this acclaim, in 2024, we are looking forward to another year of expanding our readership and the breadth of topics covered by our authors.
Join AATA for a 3-part virtual CE series on Art Therapy Supervision, featuring Dr. David Gussak, Andrea Davis, and Dr. Bani Malhotra.
As we enter this New Year, I am honored to begin my service as AATA’s 28th President and continue to build on the progress we’ve made as an association and profession.
The 2024 Call for Proposals is now open! Here are some tips from the Conference Committee to help jumpstart your proposal submission.