AATA News

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Officers and Directors of the Board

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Officers and Directors of the Board

May 20, 2020 | Gioia Chilton

From responding to the global pandemic to moving forward with professional education and licensure, our art therapy association requires an active and engaged Board of Directors. Many of AATA’s members have incredible energy and skills that could benefit our organization. The Nominating Sub-Committee encourages you to bring forward that expertise through the nominations process and through participating in the association’s elections!

In-Person Conference, Virtual—or Both: We’re Planning for Every Contingency

In-Person Conference, Virtual—or Both: We’re Planning for Every Contingency

May 19, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

During these challenging times of Coronavirus, we understand the apprehension about making plans to attend a conference which may require air travel and a hotel stay—and is still five months away. Given the feedback we are receiving from our members, we are developing plans to ensure that everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the AATA 2020 Conference in some shape or form, be it in person or virtually.

Research Awards and More Opportunities to Get Involved in Art Therapy Research

Research Awards and More Opportunities to Get Involved in Art Therapy Research

May 7, 2020 | Jill McNutt

The AATA Research Committee is committed to “encouraging, supporting, and promoting a broad base of research that is grounded in diverse methodologies.” Read about the annual research awards and grants offered to AATA members and more opportunities to get involved in Art Therapy research.

2020 Call for Honors: Recognize your Peers, Mentors, and Influencers

2020 Call for Honors: Recognize your Peers, Mentors, and Influencers

May 7, 2020 | Andrea Davis

The Honors Working Group is accepting applications through June 15, 2020. This is your chance to recognize a colleague for their commitment to art therapy, whether it be through Association work, educating the art therapists of tomorrow, or providing clinical services to those in need. Check out MyAATA to find nomination forms and more information!

Apply for AATA’s 2020 Seed Grant for Art Therapy Clinical Research & Read about the 2018 Recipients’ Work

Apply for AATA’s 2020 Seed Grant for Art Therapy Clinical Research & Read about the 2018 Recipients’ Work

May 7, 2020 | Girija Kaimal

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, two exciting seed grants to promote art therapy research were funded in 2018. This was a first in the 50 year history of the AATA. Read about these two initial projects, one funded to study art therapy as a treatment for pain and the second to support immigrant and refugee mental at the US/Mexico border. We are delighted to offer another Seed Grant for Art Therapy Clinical Research this year! Find details on the 2020 application process below. If you have an innovative and collaborative research idea, make sure to submit your application by the July 15, 2020 deadline.

Collective Healing at AATA’s 51st Annual Conference

Collective Healing at AATA’s 51st Annual Conference

May 6, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

During these challenging times of coronavirus, we are all looking forward to an opportunity to see our colleagues and friends again. At the AATA’s 51st Annual Conference to be held October 29 to November 1, 2020, we will strive to provide a healing and rejuvenating atmosphere to work through the trauma and isolation we have all experienced during the past few months, including a special plenary on collective healing. Early bird registration is now open!

SURVEY: Impact of Coronavirus on the Art Therapy Profession

SURVEY: Impact of Coronavirus on the Art Therapy Profession

May 4, 2020

If you are an art therapist or art therapy student, please help us by completing this survey! The American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the leading organization in advancing the art therapy profession in the United States, is working to determine the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on our profession.

Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Applications Due May 1

Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Applications Due May 1

April 22, 2020 | Craig Siegel

The Multicultural Committee sponsors the annual Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award, named after an African American artist and art therapy client who requested that the scholarship provide an opportunity to “remember me” and to support efforts to “explore, express, connect…to enhance the multicultural aspects of the therapeutic experience.”