Thank you for your interest in joining the American Art Therapy Association (AATA)! Your membership allows AATA to advocate on your behalf the important issues impacting our profession including state licensure and insurance requirements.


Best of all, AATA membership provides you with the important research, tools, and connections you need to succeed in the field, including the prestigious Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. See below for an overview of the benefits of membership.

You can also submit your membership form and payment via mail, with an additional $5.00 processing fee. Click here to download the application form.

Membership with AATA is now available in two payment formats. The “Single Payment Option” allows you to pay your dues in full at the beginning of your membership year.

The “Installment Option” allows you to pay twelve equal installments over the course of your membership year. This option includes an administrative fee of 5% which equals less than 73 cents per month. Click here to explore the installment option for membership.

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Thank you for your interest in joining a local chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA)! There are nearly 40 local chapters where you can make new contacts, share solutions and ideas, and enjoy activities and events with your peers.

If you are already a member of the AATA, you can join a chapter by logging in to your existing member account and paying online, or by calling Member Services at 888-290-0878.