Upcoming Events

All Member Meeting
February 28, 2024, 8PM

Meet the new AATA President and Board Members at the first All Member Meeting of 2024! It’s a great way to meet other AATA members, too. 

This event is open only to Members of AATA.

Register here.

Exploring Art Therapy Groups Among African American Black Women
from Research to Program Implementation

March 5, 7 – 9 PM

This virtual session will focus on the development and implementation of an art therapy program designed to support the mental health and wellness of African American women. The course will explore cultural challenges, help-seeking barriers and usage disparities among African American women/ Black women associated with mental health services. Students will be guided through the results of a Thematic Content Analysis of four emergent themes and engage in a culturally enriched art task.

Register here.

3-Part Virtual Art Therapy Supervision Series
Beginning January 30, 2024

Hosted by David Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM

SESSION 1: Collaborative Essentials
Establishing and Fostering a Dynamic Supervisory Experience

With David Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 7 – 9 PM ET

SESSION 2: Synergistic Consultation
Fostering Collaborative Relationships with Current Supervisors and Mentors
With David Gussak and Andrea Davis, LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 7 – 9 PM ET

SESSION 3: Harmonizing Perspectives
Fostering and Nourishing an Inclusive Mentoring Dynamic in Art Therapy
With David Gussak and Bani Malhotra, PhD, ATR-BC
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 7 – 9 PM ET

Learn more and register here

2024 At a Glance

All Member Meetings

Register here

  • February 28, 8-9:30pm ET
  • April 24, 8-9:30pm ET
  • June 26, 8-9:30pm ET
  • September 25, 8-9:30pm ET
  • November 27, 8-9:30pm ET

State and Local Chapter Meetings

By invite only

  • January 10
  • March 13
  • May 8
  • August 14
  • October (to be held in-person during AATA2024)
  • December 11

Committee Chair Meetings

By invite only

  • February 14
  • April 10
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • November 13

Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2024! Sign up for Art Therapy Today, our bi-weekly newsletter.

Past Events

Our First Ever Technology Summit!
Held on Dec. 2, 2023

Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technology is transforming the art therapy profession, mental health care, and art more broadly. The Summit is divided into 7 sessions, and was held live, virtually on Dec. 2, 2023.

Plenary Panel – Aspiring for the Future of Technology in Art Therapy
Session 1 – Generative AI Art, Identities, and Attunement in Art Therapy
Session 2 – Transcending Tech Media for Art Therapy: Scanography
Session 3 – Creating the Improbable: Using Expressive Technologies like MidJourney
Session 4 – Art Therapy in the Global AI Context: Ethical Considerations
Session 5 – Creating a Strong Digital Presence Online: Professionally, Ethically, Creatively
Session 6 – AI Imageries in Art Therapy: Exploring the Intersection of Ethics, Expression, and Equity

Learn more.
Find speakers and event schedule

The Trauma Hiding in Plain Sight:
Workplace Bullying, Treatment Considerations, and a Case Example of Recovery as Seen Through the Structure of the Expressive Therapies Continuum
Held on Nov. 18, 2023

View in the AATA Online Learning Academy

“I want to invite you to a virtual session about the all-too-common trauma of workplace bullying. As an art therapist, and someone who has experienced workplace bullying first-hand, this is a critical topic to address for our clients’ sake as well as for our own, especially in light of data that indicates nearly half of people in the American workforce say they’ve experienced or witnessed bullying while in an occupational capacity.”

— Megan VanMeter

(Learn more in this blog post, Workplace Bullying Isn’t About A Mean 4th Grader on the Playground; It has Serious Consequences)

Hosted by
Megan VanMeter, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, LPC-AT/S

Giving Unicorns Wings: Creating Ideal Treatment Conditions and Interventions for Neurodiverse Children, Adolescents, and Adults (with autism, ADHD, and learning differences)
Held on Sept. 23, 2023

View in the AATA Online Learning Academy 

Did you know that nearly a quarter of the people who enter your treatment room in the U.S. are likely to be neurodiverse and process their experiences differently than their neurotypical counterparts? 

In this seminar, discover how ableism (social prejudice against people with disabilities) inflicts psychological harm on individuals with “invisible disabilities”. Explore an original art therapy social skills treatment approach designed to accept the client for who they are, create positive social feedback cycles, and stimulate social and emotional coping skill-building. You will acquire powerful skills for this cohort that has useful applications for most clinical populations, such as “Reverse Art Therapy” Social-Coping Skills Lessons, Targeted Positive Reflection, Compassionate Social Coaching, and a range of group and dyadic art therapy tasks that develop social skills. Learn more

Attendees will receive 4.0 Continuing Education Hours.

Hosted by
Michael Fogel, MA, ATR-BC, LPC 

Identity, Art Therapy, and Working with the LGBTQIA Community
Held on Aug. 14, 2023

View in the AATA Online Learning Academy

Our individual identities are important to mental health and growth. This presentation will cover identity work, the intersection of layers of identity, and use of art therapy interventions to aid in working with clients in LGBTQIA+ populations. The session will incorporate the presentation of information as well as discussion, and art making elements throughout. There will be dedicated discussion on self-disclosure, terminology, and interventions for creative arts therapists to use. Learn more

Attendees will receive 2.0 Continuing Education Hours.

Hosted by
Jenni Ford, LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC

Asian/Asian American Art Therapists: Embodying the Contexts
Held on May 20, 2023

View in the AATA Online Learning Academy

As a way to honor AAPI Heritage Month 2023, this panel brings us an opportunity to critically examine the lenses that we use to perceive race, cultures, art, and identities from social-justice oriented perspectives. What does it mean to be an Asian/Asian American art therapist in the United States in 2023? The panel explores and articulates the impacts of the contexts that Asian/Asian American art therapists find themselves in—historically, politically, spatially. Through this exploration, the panel will invite us to consider “culture” as a process-oriented, fluid concept that is constantly changing through the dynamic interactions we have with others instead of seeing it as a fixed product. Learn more

Attendees will receive 1.5 Continuing Education Hours.

Facilitated by
Miki Nishida Goerdt, LCSW, LCSW-C, ATR-BC
with Panelists
Jayashree George, DA, ATR-BC, LMFT, SEP
Tsz Yan (Winnie) Wong, MAATC, ATR
Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC

Art Therapy Supervision CEU Series
Held April 4, 18, 25, 2023

View in the AATA Online Learning Academy

This three-part series features AATA Past President Margaret Carlock Russo, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, and Nicole Randick, EdD, ATR-BC, REAT, LPC, NCC. Learn more

Hosted by
Margaret Carlock Russo, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS

Hosted by
Nicole Randick, EdD, ATR-BC, REAT, LPC, NCC

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