FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Review our Membership Categories for full details about different membership levels.

CAN I JOIN THE AATA EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT AN ART THERAPIST MYSELF?

Yes! While most of our members are art therapists or art therapy students, we welcome individuals and groups from assorted backgrounds including related mental health fields, other creative arts therapies professions, educational institutions, and the arts.

HOW DO I LOGIN TO THE MEMBERSHIP SECTION OF THE WEBSITE?

In order to log in to MyAATA and view your profile, organizational documents, access the Journal archives and more, please click on the link called MyAATA at the top right of the page. Enter your primary email address as your Username and then type in your password. If you do not recall your password, click on the link stating “I can’t remember my password” under the login fields. A link will be emailed to you shortly at the address we have on file for your account.

Please contact membership@arttherapy.org if you are unable to login, do not receive an email to reset your password.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY ADDRESS OR CONTACT INFORMATION?

After logging in to MyAATA, you can update your address and/or contact information from the “My Account” page. Above your current address information, click on the grey pencil icon to update your information. Remember to save your changes before exiting.

Please contact membership@arttherapy.org if you are unable to login, do not receive an email to reset your password.

WHEN DOES MY MEMBERSHIP EXPIRE?

You can verify your membership period by logging in to MyAATA and viewing your membership information on the “My Account” page.

Those with installment memberships may see advancing expirations on a month-to-month basis. Contact membership@artttherapy.org for more information about the terms of installment membership.

I RECENTLY JOINED THE AATA. WHY HAVE I NOT RECEIVED A PAPER COPY OF THE JOURNAL?

Physical copies of the Journal are mailed quarterly. If you registered after the printing date, generally two weeks before the mailing, you would not receive the journal for that quarter or previous quarters. Students and International members do not receive the Journal in the mail.

However, all members maintain full access to current and archived issues of the Journal online and can retrieve a digital version of the publication through the “Publications” section of MyAATA.To access electronically, please log in and click on “Journal” to access the electronic, archived journals.

HOW DO I PAY THE FEE FOR MY ATR OR ATR-BC?

The maintenance of art therapy credentials is handled by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), a separate organization from the American Art Therapy Association. They can be reached at 877-213-2822 or 336-482-2858. Their website is www.atcb.org.