AATA News

Journey to Art Therapy

Journey to Art Therapy

The American Art Therapy Association is pleased to launch a new virtual series entitled Journey to Art Therapy!

Findings from the AATA Credentialing Survey

Thank you to so many of you who shared your experiences in our credentialing survey conducted December 2021 – January 2022. Your personal stories and feedback are helping AATA continue to advocate for a remedy to the current credentialing crisis and frame the conversation about the future of credentialing. Please download the findings from the survey here.

The Education Committee is Looking for New Members!

March 10, 2022
AATA’s Education Committee is currently looking for new professional members and student members at each level. Join us as we develop recommendations for education standards; support accreditation of art therapy education programs; and further continuing education possibilities!

AATA Statement Opposing Legislative Proposals Targeting LGBTQIA+ Students

AATA Statement Opposing Legislative Proposals Targeting LGBTQIA+ Students

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) stands in strong opposition to the national trend of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation typified by Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, colloquially known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. At a time when our nation’s young people are already facing a mental health emergency, further stigmatizing LGBTQIA+ youth will only make it more challenging for them to seek help, and may result in many spiraling into crisis. 

ACATE Council Positions Open July 1st for Two Educators and One Practitioner

ACATE Council Positions Open July 1st for Two Educators and One Practitioner

February 17, 2022 | Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)

The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) is currently seeking applications and nominations for two (2) Educator and one (1) Practitioner positions that will become open on July 1, 2022. Please consider applying or nominating someone whom you believe will work tirelessly to promote best practices for art therapy educational programs and help ACATE lead the upcoming standards revisions process for the art therapy accreditation standards.

Call for Proposals for AATA’s 2022 Annual Conference is Now Open!

Call for Proposals for AATA’s 2022 Annual Conference is Now Open!

February 18, 2022
We are excited to invite you to submit a proposal to present at the American Art Therapy Association’s 53rd Annual Conference to be held in Minneapolis, MN, November 9 – 13, 2022! Proposals must be submitted online by April 3, 2022. To learn more about the requirements, please download the Call for Proposals document.

Three More Art Therapy Programs Receive Initial CAAHEP Accreditation!

Three More Art Therapy Programs Receive Initial CAAHEP Accreditation!

February 17, 2022 | Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)
CAAHEP awarded initial accreditations to the Art Therapy master’s programs at Caldwell University (New Jersey), Loyola Marymount University (California), and University of Louisville (Kentucky).

Update your Journal Preferences and Get an ArtSnacks Discount

Did you know that last year alone, articles published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association were downloaded more than 150,000 times? (Check out AATA’s 2021 Impact Report for a look at the five most downloaded articles.) It’s clear that AATA...

CAAHEP Accreditation for Southwestern College!

February 10, 2022. Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy/Counseling and Art Therapy for Clinical...