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. 

Research/Evaluation (RE)

Sessions that present theory and practice of clinical evaluation, the use of standardized assessments, systematic case studies, outcome studies, and all forms of inquiry, using or exploring various research methodologies.


Research/EvaluationRE18Unveiling The Proto-Concept Of Mental Health Immunity: Perspectives Of Art TherapistsPamela LiePaper10/711:00 am
Research/EvaluationRE216Daddies Cry Too: A Cumulative Collage Exploring Fathers Lived Experiences of PPDTaNica HolmesPaper10/712:00 pm
Research/EvaluationRE144Promoting Compassion through Virtual Peer Support with an Artistic Journey Towards Well-beingJee Hyun Kim, Deanna MankPaper10/72:00 pm
RE50Expressive Therapist Self-Inquiry for Self-Care and Community CareMaria Riccardi, Gabrielle GingrasWorkshop10/72:15 pm
RE68Diving Deep into Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR): A case study and outcomesJill OpaleskyPaper10/74:00 pm
RE111Unveiling the Neural Impact of Art Media through fNIRS ImagingSunhee K. Kim, Sunjoo KimPaper10/811:00 am
RE208Visual Conversations: Community Resilience over ViolenceMary RobertsPaper10/812:00 pm
RE5Art Making on the Nervous System: A Crossover Mixed Methods StudyMary Andrus, Katelin E. FeddersenPaper10/82:00 pm
RE168Semantic Memory, Drawing, and Color: How Drawing May Impact Recall in AphasiaBrionna BallPoster10/84:00 pm
RE160Evaluating Art Therapy’s Impact On Stress Using fNIRS, EDR, HR/HRV, And SpO2Lyudmyla SavinkovaPoster10/84:00 pm
RE60The Impact of Art Therapy on Caregiver BurnoutMelissa GernonPoster10/84:00 pm
RE209Grounded Theory Investigating Pseudo-Identity Developed in Religious CultsRachel KimPoster10/84:00 pm
RE206Arts-based psychosocial support trainings in humanitarian emergencies: clinical, ethical and professional implicationsAsli Arslanbek EvciPaper10/911:00 am
RE130Imagination and Arts-Based Practice in ResearchNancy GerberPaper10/912:00 pm
RE129Art-based Self-care for Healthcare WorkersJee Hyun KimPaper10/92:00 pm
RE7Impact of Art Therapy on Hope and Anxiety with Cancer PatientsJen McHalePaper10/94:00pm