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:
2019 Call for Applications and Nominations: Celebrating Leadership, Excellence, and Advancement in Art Therapy
March 21, 2019
The American Art Therapy Association champions individual members who are making an impact in our profession and community. Every year we recognize members who are elevating the field, and we support the next generation of art therapists who will transform the profession.
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
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.
March 14, 2019 | By Jordan Potash
We are seeking submissions for two upcoming special issues of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Submissions are due by August 30, 2019.
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.”
March 7, 2019
On March 1st the Joint Committee on Public Health voted unanimously, “Joint Favorable” on HB 5444, An Act Requiring Licensure of Art Therapists – meaning they recommend the bill to both chambers of the General Assembly.
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.
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
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.