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About our Members: AATA At A Glance 2021

About our Members: AATA At A Glance 2021

February 10, 2020

Thank you for being a part of AATA! This infographic is only a snapshot of our members’ involvement to elevating the art therapy profession. We hope it’ll inspire others to get involved and connect. See you at the next member meeting or on MyAATA!

Congratulations to Students for Acceptance in the 2020 Undergraduate Poster Session!

Congratulations to Students for Acceptance in the 2020 Undergraduate Poster Session!

January 28, 2021

The AATA Education Undergraduate Sub-Committee is pleased to acknowledge Elizabeth Allen, Jamie Cannon, Catherine Casey, and Jacey Ludlam for their scholarship and acceptance in the Undergraduate Poster Session. We acknowledge Elizabeth Allen for her outstanding poster presentation, “Common Threads: Community Weaving with Patients with Cognitive and Physical Trauma,” and winner of this year’s competition. 

January Update on the AATA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Listening Sessions

January Update on the AATA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Listening Sessions

January 28, 2021 | Gretchen M. Miller

Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped promote the DEI Committee’s Listening Session series over the last couple of months!  Twelve groups were facilitated by The Ivy Planning Group.  Throughout this series over 100 art therapists, art therapy students, AATA members, and non-members participated, contributing feedback about their experiences and views related to DEI in the art therapy field and within the AATA. We appreciate the time each participant volunteered to show up and contribute to this important process. We value the feedback and conversations that were shared. These voices, experiences, and views about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of art therapy and the AATA will help us create sustainable change and a shift in culture for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession. 

Art Therapy Program at Ursuline College Receives Initial CAAHEP Accreditation

Art Therapy Program at Ursuline College Receives Initial CAAHEP Accreditation

January 28, 2021

AATA is pleased to announce that the Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy program at Ursuline College received initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The CAAHEP Board approved the accreditation recommendation by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) on January 15, 2021.

Call for Proposals is Now Open for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Call for Proposals is Now Open for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

January 28, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We are pleased to invite you to consider submitting a proposal for the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held at the 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. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Florence via email at bflorence@arttherapy.org.

Save the Date for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Save the Date for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

January 14, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

Mark your calendar for AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held at the newly renovated Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in sunny San Diego, CA! The core conference program will be Thursday, Oct. 28th to Saturday, Oct. 30th. As we continue to monitor the global Covid-19 pandemic, AATA will once again develop a contingency plan for an “all virtual event” if the situation requires it. If we go forward with the conference in San Diego, sessions will be recorded onsite and we will also hold a post virtual conference so that regardless of your attendance interest both options will be available.

Celebrate Student Scholarship! Join us for the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Session

Celebrate Student Scholarship! Join us for the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Session

January 14, 2021 | Heather Denning

The Undergraduate Education Sub-Committee is happy to announce they will be hosting the Undergraduate Poster Session virtually on January 21st at 6PM EST.  Although this event could not be hosted during the annual AATA conference in 2020, the committee is now able to host this event online showcasing student achievement and scholarship. This event requires pre-registration, is free, and open to the public.

AATA Condemns Riot on the Capitol and Future Threats of Violence

AATA Condemns Riot on the Capitol and Future Threats of Violence

January 13, 2021

The insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th was not only a flagrant assault to our democracy, but a very traumatic event for millions of Americans across the country. Even if we were not physically in the Capitol on that day, we share a sense of horror, helplessness, and grief simply from viewing the video footage.

Wishing you Safety and Peace this Holiday Season

Wishing you Safety and Peace this Holiday Season

December 17, 2020 | Margaret Carlock-Russo

In this season of joy and cheer, I wish you a happy holiday. This year in particular, we welcome the celebration of kindness, hope and humanity toward one another that so many of you have shown by your spirit, words and actions. You have shown up for your clients in their times of need, often risking your personal safety and putting your own struggles to the side. You’ve brought warmth into our art therapy community and helped ease the burdens of others during an unprecedentedly challenging year.

A Note of Gratitude and Renewal for the New Year

A Note of Gratitude and Renewal for the New Year

December 17, 2020 | Kat Michel

It’s been a year like no other. As we count down to the beginning of 2021, I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for this community, for our chapters, and for all the members who joined together in AATA to support each other during the challenging times of the past year.