AATA News

Art Therapy Programs in Kansas and Virginia Receive Accreditation

Art Therapy Programs in Kansas and Virginia Receive Accreditation

March 21,2019

We are pleased to announce that the art therapy graduate programs at Emporia State University and The George Washington University were granted initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)! To date, seven art therapy programs have received initial accreditation:

It’s Creative Arts Therapies Week – Share Your Story!

It’s Creative Arts Therapies Week – Share Your Story!

March 14, 2019 

March 10-16, 2019 is Creative Arts Therapies Week, an opportunity each year to spread awareness about these life-enhancing professions!  Take a moment this week to share what you do as a creative arts therapist every day to improve the lives of others.  There are many ways to spread the word!  Have a conversation with a colleague, engage on social media using #CATsWeek2019, or contact your elected officials to share your experience about the power of creative arts therapies.

Joint Statement: National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations & National Organization for Arts in Health

Joint Statement: National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations & National Organization for Arts in Health

March 14, 2019 | By NCCATA and NOAH

In order to foster increased mutual understanding, create open dialogue, and develop strategies for collaboration, the Boards of the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) and the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations, Inc. (NCCATA) held a joint meeting on the 23rd of February in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by The Music Settlement.

Congressional Briefing: How Congress Can Empower the Addiction Workforce to Save Lives

Congressional Briefing: How Congress Can Empower the Addiction Workforce to Save Lives

March 7, 2019

On March 6, 2019 leading addiction and mental health experts convened on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to make immediate and strategic investments in the substance use disorder (SUD) workforce during a Congressional briefing titled, “Equipping the Frontline of a Crisis: How Congress Can Empower the Addiction Workforce to Save Lives.”

Creative Forces Veteran Testifies on behalf of the AATA before U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

Creative Forces Veteran Testifies on behalf of the AATA before U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

February 28, 2019 | Advocacy

On Tuesday February 26, 2019 Christopher Stowe Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (ret.) testified on behalf of the AATA alongside Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee.  They urged the subcommittee to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $167.5 for FY 2020, a $12.5 million increase from FY 2019.

Here’s a Great Way to Position Your Organization in Front of a Targeted Audience

Here’s a Great Way to Position Your Organization in Front of a Targeted Audience

February 28, 2019 

Consider marketing opportunities at the American Art Therapy Association’s Annual Conference.  AATA’s special 50th Anniversary  conference will be held October 30 to November 3, 2019, in the middle of America’s Heartland in Kansas City, Missouri!  We anticipate more than 1,100 attendees at this year’s conference.

Update on Volume 35 of AATA Journal & 3 Month’s Free Access to Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Update on Volume 35 of AATA Journal & 3 Month’s Free Access to Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

February 28, 2019 

Due to technical difficulties with our publisher’s typesetter, Volume 35(3) and Volume 35(4) were delayed at the end of last year and beginning of this year. The journals are on their way, and we anticipate that these technical issues have been resolved so that the publication schedule for the 2019 issues will proceed as expected.  Currently, articles from Volume 35(3) can be accessed online.