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. 

Multicultural Perspectives (MP)

Sessions in this category distinctly highlight the impact of diverse cultural backgrounds on art therapy practices. Multiculturalism is viewed as a term encompassing one or more cultures, frequently extending beyond dominant white cultures. These discussions may shed light on multicultural practices, leveraging examples from domestic & international art therapy work. Emphasis is placed on the significance of incorporating cultural nuances into therapeutic approaches, fostering a comprehensive understanding of how cultural diversity enriches the field of art therapy.


TrackCourse #TitlePresenter(s)TypeDateTime
Multicultural PerspectivesMP42The Courage Project: Community Activism meets Arts-Based Autoethnography Performance ArtJennifer Rozell-Whitaker, Corrin Corbin, Jose Guzman-Corrales, Serena Wade, Sarah RizziPerformance10/712:00 pm
Multicultural PerspectivesMP52ARTventures Around the World: Multicultural PerspectivesAngela Lowden, Cheryl Silinskas, Lisa HeapWorkshop10/72:15 pm
Multicultural PerspectivesMP132Bridging Cross-Cultural Applications with Traditional Art Therapy AssessmentsJennifer Baldwin, Arika VanBrunt, Sangeeta PrasadPanel10/72:15 pm
Multicultural PerspectivesMP204Bridging Past and Present: An Art Therapist’s Inquiry into Holocaust artworkElizabeth HlavekPaper10/74:00 pm
Multicultural PerspectivesMP219Planning and Facilitating an Art Therapy Workshop in Rural El SalvadorRuth Guttfreund, Kimberly PicernoPaper10/811:00 am
Multicultural PerspectivesMP205“Art Therapy: illuminating Latin American identity.”Ana TrevinoPaper10/812:00 pm
Multicultural PerspectivesMP148Traditional Cultural Artmaking Practices and Their Impact on WellnessLala Minassian, Vivian RodriguezPaper10/911:00 am
Multicultural PerspectivesMP152Exploration of marginalized sexuality in art therapy that centers safety and multiculturalismShirin Mazdeyasna, Leesa TabriziWorkshop10/92:15 pm