March 26, 2024

We are pleased to introduce our 2024 Ethics Continuing Education virtual series! Save the date for three Tuesday sessions throughout May.

The first session of the Ethics series, Doing the Right Thing: Ethics, the Law, Technology, and More, will be presented by former AATA President and Honorary Lifetime Member Mercedes Ballbé ter Maat, Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC, HLM on May 7. Dr. ter Maat will explore ethical and legal concepts related to the practice of art therapy services, whether remotely, using a video conference platform, telephone, or text and email. The presentation will address ethical decision-making models, moral principles and personal values, self-care, practicing within the art therapist’s area of expertise, cultural sensitivity, knowledge of licensing laws, and professional boundaries.  Participants will also engage in related topics, including federal and state laws/statutes, ethical codes, the use of technology in art therapy and counseling, and telehealth platforms. 

Save the date for the first Ethics session on Tuesday, May 7, 7 – 9pm ET! (Registration link coming soon)

About the Presenter

Mercedes Ballbé ter Maat is currently a professor at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology. Renowned for her leadership in mental health counseling, school counseling, and art therapy, she brings nearly four decades of rich research and hands-on experience to her work. (Learn more about Dr. ter Maat in this Featured Member profile.) 

The series will continue Tuesday, May 14, with a second session hosted by Aishwerya Iyer, ATR, M.A. and a third session presented Tuesday May 28 by Traci Bitondo, PhD, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ACS, ATCS. Keep an eye out for additional details to come regarding this continuing education series.  

About the Series

Each 2-hour virtual session can be purchased individually or as a 6-hour bundle at a discounted price ($138 for AATA members). To become a member, get started here. 

Beginning in 2023, all Board-Certified Art Therapists (ATR-BCs) need to complete six continuing education credits in ethics as part of their 100 continuing education credits. By attending this series, art therapists may receive up to six ethics CE credits (two for each session). All art therapists are welcome to attend! 

All sessions will be available for 30 days On-Demand after each live event.