June 18, 2020 |Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CSAC, Nominating Sub-Committee Chair

How can the American Art Therapy Association aid in addressing individual, collective, and generational trauma, at personal, communal and systemic levels? How does the association itself need to evolve to support the urgent need for transformative anti-racist actions? How can the Association assist in addressing the unconscionable health and economic disparities laid bare by the COVID-19 epidemic?

The AATA is an association of professionals leading the nation in the advancement of art therapy as a regulated mental health and human services profession and advocating so that the services of credentialed, culturally proficient art therapists are available to all individuals, families, and communities. The leadership of AATA is responsible for setting the strategic plan that guides our Association. Yet, our organization is a microcosm of the wider society, and how we work to achieve our vision matters.

We need leadership that is ready to tackle systemic racism, a global pandemic, and other, as yet unknown, challenges we will be facing in the coming years. At the same time, AATA leaders will be continuing efforts on educational, licensure, membership, and public awareness fronts to advance the profession of art therapy.

We need you! Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for possible inclusion in the 2020 Candidate Slate for election to the AATA’s Board of Directors or Nominating Committee. Art therapists from minority groups and art therapists with a commitment to the promotion of diversity, equality, and equity are strongly encouraged to apply for nomination.

The AATA is currently accepting nominations for AATA members to serve two-year terms (2020-2022) in the following positions:

Board of Directors (3)
Speaker of the Affiliates (1)
Treasurer (1)
Nominating Sub-Committee (1)

Applications and nomination forms are due today, June 18, 2020 by midnight EDT. Find all forms, position descriptions, and more information on MyAATA. 

Please reach out to the AATA National Office with any questions or if you need assistance. Call 888-290-0878 or email, info@arttherapy.org.

Thank you!