July 10, 2019
One year ago, the AATA joined thousands of people and organizations across the country strongly condemning the Trump Administration’s systematically separating children from their caregivers. While Congress passed a border funding bill last week, which included health standards for both adults and children for “medical emergencies; nutrition, hygiene, and facilities; and personnel training,” many lawmakers and advocates believe that the protections aren’t strong enough.
July 1, 2019
The 2019 election season is here with online voting for the Annual Election commencing August 1. All voting members will receive a notice with voting instructions via e-mail. Find more information about elections and this year’s ballot, including the 2019 Candidate Slate, on MyAATA.
June 27, 2019 | Susan Boxer Kappel
Now that summer is officially here if you have not already completed your registration we invite you to do so now! Plan to join us for the American Art Therapy Association’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Advanced registration is now open. Here are some more ways to expand and enrich your conference experience in Kansas City this year.
June 27, 2019
Thank you to everyone who responded to our call to action. It worked! Bills to expand services of Licensed Mental Health Practitioners, including Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs), passed both the Senate and the Assembly in the final days of the Legislative Session.
June 27, 2019
We are proud to announce that a distinct art therapy license has been enacted in Connecticut! On June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed the state budget, which included licensure for art therapists.
June 26, 2019 | By Janet Kempf
Now is your time to contribute to the profession and promote best practices for art therapy educational programs! The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) is now accepting applications to fill soon-to-be open positions on the council, including: 3 educators, 1 practitioner, and 1 public member.
June 19, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Gladys Agell, ATR-BC, HLM on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the age of 88. Dr. Agell was the AATA’s 9th President (1983-1985) and received Honorary Life Membership in 1986 for her outstanding and pioneering contributions to the Association and the profession as a clinician, educator, researcher, and editor.
June 13, 2019
The June 17 deadline is fast-approaching for applications and nominations for Honors, Research, and Government Affairs awards. Finish your applications this weekend and get them in by Monday at 5 pm Eastern Time. Read below and find more information on MyAATA for opportunities in each category.
June 13, 2019
With only one week remaining of New York’s 2019 legislative session, we are calling on our members in the state to support legislation — one for Medicaid and one for private insurance — that would expand access for New Yorkers to vital services of Licensed Mental Health Practitioners, including Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs)! Art therapists in New York State are licensed as LCATs, so this not only affects our profession but also the many diverse clients we serve.
June 13, 2019 | Susan Boxer Kappel
It’s Time to Get Focused and Register for the American Art Therapy Association’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. You could pay more for your conference registration but why?