AATA News

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Each February, AATA celebrates Black History Month and recognizes Black art therapists who served as pioneers for the art therapy profession and our association.

Join Us for a Virtual CE Session, Exploring Art Therapy Groups Among African American/Black Women

Featured Member: Michelle “Starr” Starling

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

Representing Art Therapy in a First-Ever National Convening on Arts and Health

Representing Art Therapy in a First-Ever National Convening on Arts and Health

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.

Featured Member: Bani Malhotra

Featured Member: Bani Malhotra

“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

An Exciting Year for the Art Therapy Journal!

An Exciting Year for the Art Therapy Journal!

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.

9 Tips for a Successful Proposal

9 Tips for a Successful Proposal

The 2024 Call for Proposals is now open! Here are some tips from the Conference Committee to help jumpstart your proposal submission.

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