Leading with Intention to Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leading with Intention to Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

September 8, 2020 | Margaret Carlock-Russo, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, AATA President   After July’s virtual member meeting, members told us they wanted to learn more about AATA’s next steps in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)—and hear more from...
A Colorful Canvas

A Colorful Canvas

July 30, 2020 | Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC   Why do we need racial diversity, equity and inclusion? Let’s think about a muslin canvas frame. Many painting frames are created for white canvases. These muslin canvases are primed with white gesso to prepare...
It’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color Mental Health Month

It’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color Mental Health Month

July 2, 2020   July is known as Minority Mental Health Month and, more recently, people have been using the more inclusive term, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month. As Mental Health America puts it, “The continued use of...
Honoring Pride and BLM: An Art Therapy Perspective

Honoring Pride and BLM: An Art Therapy Perspective

June 30, 2020 | Gabrielle Cooper   With hundreds of Pride celebrations around the world canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, or reimagined with Black Lives Matter protests, this Pride Month has certainly been historic. We asked Gabrielle Cooper, a graduate student...