The conference is organized into nine main subject tracks to help participants find areas of interest. During the proposal submission process, each proposal submitter selected one category to best describe their session. AATA uses these categories for the final Program Guide. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Sessions within this category, grounded in the DEI activist movement, explore studies in art therapy assessments, current research, and theoretical models. The primary focus is on nurturing diversity, advancing equity, and ensuring inclusion within the art therapy domain. This commitment extends to addressing social inequities and advocating for systematic change within the field. Notably, discussions may illuminate strategies to address oppression and confront social justice issues, particularly tailored to the needs of specific populations.


TrackCourse #TitlePresenter(s)TypeDateTime
DEIDEI135Orgasm: Politics, Performance & PleasureMichaela Kirby, Daniel Blausey, Tamara GalinskyPanel10/710:50 am
DEIDEI195Illuminating the Shadows: Art-based Collaborative Autoethnography of Asian Art Therapy EducatorsMiki Goerdt, Tsz Yan (Winnie) Wong, Joyce Green, Jayashree GeorgePaper10/72:00 pm
DEIDEI224‘Bridging the Gap’: HBCUs Accessibility Towards Art TherapyJarai FinneyPaper10/73:00 pm
DEIDEI149Stop Making It Weird! Building Disability Humility Through Gestural Portrait MakingCathy Goucher, Jill ScheiblerWorkshop10/74:00 pm
DEIDEI73Building Bridges with Visual Thinking Strategies: Promoting Dialogue, Understanding and InclusionHolly Feen-Calligan, Susan Anand, Bani Malhotra, Elisabeth CallihanPanel10/74:00 pm
DEIDEI172Building An Antiracist Framework for Neuroscience Research in Art TherapyKerry Kruk-BorisovPaper10/811:00 am
DEIDEI197Family Art Therapy in the CaribbeanKarina DonaldPaper10/82:00 pm
DEIDEI128Emporia State University, Johnson County, and ARPA: A Grant-Funded Art Therapy BridgeGaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, Liz Schmidt, Joey Bourdow, Kaley WajcmanPanel10/82:15 pm
DEIDEI4We are the Most Beautiful People | Adults with Disabilities: Panel DiscussionBeth Ann Short, Zian Chavez (Producer), Robert LafadyPanel10/910:50 am
DEIDEI227Neurodivergent Art Therapist and Neurodivergent ClientsJessica StallingsPaper10/92:00 pm