We invite you to join us in this bilingual session to celebrate, honor, and represent our cultural efforts in the field of art therapy! ¡Te invitamos a unirte con nosotros en esta sesión bilingüe para celebrar, honrar y representar nuestros esfuerzos culturales en la profesión de la terapia de arte!


¡La Asociación Estadounidense de Arte Terapia (AATA) les invita a asistir a una sesión virtual bilingüe para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Arteterapia: ¿Cómo se dice? se centrará en como los arte terapeutas pueden trabajar mejor con personas latinas y traducir la terminología de arte terapia al español. Esta sesión califica para creditos de educación continua y será presentada por Michael Galarraga, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP, y moderada por la Profesora Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR. Únase a nosotros el jueves 13 de octubre a las 7 pm ET.

AATA invites you to attend a bilingual virtual session to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Art Therapy: ¿Cómo se dice? will focus on how art therapists can better work with Latinx individuals and translating art therapy terminology into Spanish. This session will be presented by Michael Galarraga, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP, and moderated by AATA President-elect Prof. Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR. Join us on Thursday, October 13 at 7 PM ET.

Participants will be able to earn CEU credit. The fee is $25 for members; $40 for non-members; and $15 for students. Register here


About the Virtual Session

In this session, we will discuss the intersectionality of providing art therapy to Latinx individuals, considerations of the art media used, and how to ensure that the clinical terminology we use in English sessions and documentation translates to a Spanish speaker’s needs. It is important to recognize that the offerings and services we provide to diverse populations are thoughtfully rendered. It is important to consider how we use different translation services in our sessions and for our documentations. No one cultural, racial, or ethnic group is a monolith, and having open dialogue about how we can support peoples’ understanding is needed now more than ever! We hope that this session will be informative and encourage you to reflect on what your art therapy practice needs are to serve those within the Latinx community. A friendly reminder that this session will be provided bilingually!


En esta sesión, presentaremos la interseccionalidad de proporcionar terapia de arte a individuos latinos, hablaremos de consideraciones de los medios de arte utilizados y cómo garantizar que la terminología clínica que usamos en las sesiones y documentación en inglés se traduzca a las necesidades de un hablante de español. Es importante reconocer que las ofertas y servicios que brindamos a diversas poblaciones se prestan cuidadosamente. Es importante tener en cuenta cómo utilizamos los diferentes servicios de traducción en nuestras sesiones y para nuestra documentación. Ningún grupo cultural, racial o étnico es un monolito, y tener un diálogo abierto sobre cómo podemos apoyar la comprensión de las personas es necesario ahora más que nunca. Esperamos que esta sesión sea informativa y lo aliente a reflexionar sobre cuáles son sus necesidades de práctica de terapia de arte para servir a aquellos dentro de la comunidad Latina. ¡Un recordatorio de que esta sesión se proporcionará bilingüe!


About Michael Galarraga, MS, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP

Michael Galarraga (he/him) is a practicing art therapist and an AATA Board Member. He has previously served on both Virginia and Georgia Art Therapy chapters to promote community engagement projects supporting advocacy for the profession of art therapy. Michael’s work has more recently been centered on advocating for People of Color in the LGBTQIA+ community and Spanish speaking/Latinx individuals in need of therapeutic services. He is the proud owner of Intersection Therapy, LLC, a private practice in Philadelphia, PA and an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more about Michael in his Featured Member profile.


About Nadia Fernanda Paredes Guapo, MA, LMFT, ATR

Nadia Fernanda Paredes Guapo, MA, LMFT, ATR is an art therapist with more than 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and is the current treasurer of the AATA. She earned her degree in Psychology from the University Iberoamericana in Mexico City and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Art Therapy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She has a license as a bilingual art therapist and marriage and family psychotherapist in the United States in the state of California. She is certified as a facilitator of Intuition Painting® and as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She has experience giving bicultural services to older immigrants, pregnant adolescents, and as a consultant in the area of preparation for natural disasters. At this moment she has a business focused on creative wellbeing and is a professor of continuing education at the Anáhuac University in Mexico City, teaching the use of diverse art techniques and materials as a form of introspection and mental health prevention. University. Learn more about Nadia here in her Featured Member profile.