Featured Member: Wendy Bradley
“Meeting with [Ukrainian] people in war via Zoom, with bombs going blasting in the background or hindered by power outages. It brings the reality of their despair to the forefront each week. But it has also been incredibly rewarding. Seeing the resiliency, the courage and bravery in each person, holding their space in the smallest moments has been an honor.”
AATA’s 2023 Scholarships, Honors, and Awards
Join us in honoring the unsung heroes and visionaries of our field by nominating them or yourself for an award. Apply for a scholarship to support your own career.
Creative Arts Therapies Week 2023
Creative Arts Therapies Week, the third week of March, is an opportunity to spread awareness about art therapy and other life-enhancing mental health professions!
Sankofa: A Vision of Black Healing and Liberation Through Afrofuturistic Art
Join AATA on March 22, at 6 – 8 pm ET, for a live, virtual session, “Sankofa – Art of Afrofuturism.”
This panel presentation is a conversation between an art therapist, museum educators, and research professors who examine black art in the context of the past, present, and future to determine the implications of the concept of afrofuturism in art therapy and art education.
ACATE Invites Public Comments on Proposed Standards
ACATE invites public comments on the Proposed CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines of Accreditation of Educational Programs in Art Therapy – 2023. Submit your comments by March 31.
ACATE Council Positions Open July 1 for an Educator and Practitioner
ACATE is currently seeking applications and nominations for one Educator and one Practitioner positions that will become open on July 1, 2023. Apply by April 10!
Featured Member: Rhonda Johnson
“I am a Black art therapist. Simply showing up as part of a treatment team, or being available for my Black, Latinx, Asian, queer, white, and other clients is an act of social justice. That said, I’m no social justice expert. I am challenging myself to be open, to listen, to keep learning.”
Featured Member: Tuesdai Johnson
“It truly excites me to consult with mental health educational programs to inform them of the best practices to support their BIPOC students, staff, faculties, and their families. Consulting and discussing topics of diversity and inclusion with individuals with similar passion is one of the most thrilling aspects surrounding my current work.”
Black History Continues – The Future of the Field
Join AATA on February 25th at 12 – 1:30 pm ET for Black History Continues – The Future of the Field: a live, virtual session celebrating Black History Month. Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC and a panel of black art therapy students will present about black visionary architect art therapists who have inspired them.
New Counseling Compact Informational Resource
February 8, 2023
The interstate compact is an agreement between states to honor counseling licenses issued by the other states who have signed on to the compact. Once implemented in its entirety, it will provide what amounts to license portability across the country for licensed counselors.