AATA News

Just One Week Left to Submit 50th Anniversary Conference Proposals

Just One Week Left to Submit 50th Anniversary Conference Proposals

January 24, 2019 | By Susan Boxer Kappel

Don’t miss the opportunity to share your work, best practice, research and other innovative art therapy clinical approaches with your colleagues at this year’s Annual Conference.  You have one week to submit your proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference.  Join a prestigious collection of presenters at the AATA’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Submissions are due on February 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

3 Additional Art Therapy Graduate Programs Receive Accreditation!

3 Additional Art Therapy Graduate Programs Receive Accreditation!

January 24, 2019 

The AATA is thrilled to announce that three additional art therapy masters programs have been approved for accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  A warm congratulations to the art therapy programs at Antioch University Seattle, Florida State University, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods-College! 

Introducing AATA’s New Collaboration with SimplePractice

Introducing AATA’s New Collaboration with SimplePractice

January 24, 2019

The American Art Therapy Association is pleased to announce a new collaboration with SimplePractice, a comprehensive digital practice management platform tailored for health and wellness professionals, including art therapists. We look forward to working together to help our members simplify, build, and grow their practices.

AATA Denounces Discriminatory School Policies

AATA Denounces Discriminatory School Policies

January 17, 2019

As the nation’s leading organization advancing art therapy and healing through art, the American Art Therapy Association is aware that Second Lady Karen Pence is returning to teaching art. While we support art education, we are very mindful that institutions still exist today that openly discriminate against LGBTQIA children, youth and families. The AATA would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our wholehearted embrace of the LGBTQIA community.

Be a Presenter at the 50th Anniversary Conference This Fall!

Be a Presenter at the 50th Anniversary Conference This Fall!

January 17, 2019  | By Susan Boxer Kappel

There are just two weeks left to submit your proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference.  Join a prestigious collection of presenters at the AATA’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Submissions are due on February 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Visit the Proposal Submission site to learn more.

Message of Support during Government Shutdown

Message of Support during Government Shutdown

January 10, 2019 

In these divisive times, as the partial government shutdown approaches a record number of days, the AATA would like to share our support for those who are impacted. Our members who are furloughed government employees as well as their clients who rely on government agencies for assistance are both facing unprecedented challenges. Our thoughts are with all those feeling the effects of this shutdown.

Save the Date! Arts Advocacy Day 2019, March 4-5 in Washington, D.C.

Save the Date! Arts Advocacy Day 2019, March 4-5 in Washington, D.C.

January 10, 2019

Mark your calendar — Arts Advocacy Day: The National Arts Action Summit will take place March 4-5, 2019 in Washington, DC!  Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations.

Registration Now Open for the Inaugural International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference in London, July 11 – 13, 2019

Registration Now Open for the Inaugural International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference in London, July 11 – 13, 2019

January 10, 2019  | The British Association of Art Therapists

The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) are delighted to announce that registration is now open for this inaugural international conference!  Art Therapists from 35 countries present the newest of practice innovations and research. This conference is of interest to arts therapists and colleagues wishing to extend their skills and knowledge, make new contacts, and build networks.

AATA Conference Attendees Send Stars of HOPE Following the Tallahassee Yoga Studio Shooting

AATA Conference Attendees Send Stars of HOPE Following the Tallahassee Yoga Studio Shooting

January 3, 2019  | By Stephanie Wray

Every year at the annual conference of the American Art Therapy Association, attendees are invited to create artwork in the open studio — a wonderful way to step back and process during the intensive days of learning.  At the 2018 conference held in Miami, attendees were invited to join Stars of HOPE, USA in painting 12-inch wooden stars with a message of hope.