AATA News

Featured Member: Maru Serricchio-Joiner

Featured Member: Maru Serricchio-Joiner

“I am a Third Culture Kid (TCK)… I would like to think that I invite art therapists, as well as myself, to be curious, open, and a little skeptical about the impact social justice has on our field.”

Big News for Art Therapists in New Mexico!

Big News for Art Therapists in New Mexico!

October 28, 2022 | Deborah Good, PhD, HLM, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, LPCC
New Mexico LPATs are now eligible to apply for Medicaid reimbursement as private practitioners. This is a huge victory because, as many of you know, Medicaid approval status sets the standard for all other insurance companies.  Art therapists in New Mexico have worked for 28 years to make this happen — and hope all of you will take advantage of this incredible recognition for the art therapy license.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 in Review

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 in Review

10/21/2022
Thanks to our presenter, AATA Board member Michael Galarraga, our session moderator, AATA President Elect Nadia Paredes, and everyone who attended AATA’s bilingual learning event, Art Therapy: Como si dice?. For those who missed it, the recording is now available On-Demand through our Continuing Education platform.

International Shared Interest Group: Three New Ways to Connect!

October 20, 2022
Are you an International Student or International Professional member of AATA? Did you grow up or currently live outside of the United States? Is a primary part of your practice or research internationally-focused? There are Three New Ways to Connect!

AATA’s 2022 Non-Partisan Voter Guide

AATA’s 2022 Non-Partisan Voter Guide

October 20, 2022
As mental health professionals, art therapists are closely connected with the needs of the communities they serve. Election Day is our chance to be a champion for our clients—and advocate for mental health and the values that are core to our profession. This nonpartisan Voter Guide breaks down the key issues and answers questions about voting.

Featured Member: Nadia Paredes

Featured Member: Nadia Paredes

October 6, 2022
“I weave and paint because I am two things: a creative Mexican in an organized German frame. In my representations I try to integrate all I am: the old world and the new world.”

Two Art Therapy Programs Receive CAAHEP Initial Accreditation

October 6, 2022 | Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)
CAAHEP has awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy master’s programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, effective September 16, 2022.