December 5, 2019

These four articles are perfect for your holiday reading list! AATA members enjoy full access to Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association year round. And for a limited time through the end of the year, the following four articles are available open-access online. We are excited to offer this opportunity to share art therapy literature with your friends and colleagues. Renowned authors include pioneers in art therapy as well as art therapists contributing to the growing literature in the field of neuroscience!

Photos are from the Awards Ceremony during AATA’s 50th Annual Conference in Kansas City.


1)Medical Art Therapy Research Moves Forward: A Review of Clay Manipulation With Parkinson’s Disease by Deborah L. Elkis-Abuhoff and Morgan Gaydos.


Congrats to Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS and Morgan Gaydos, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC., recipients of the Art Therapy 2018 Best Paper Award!

2) Response Art in Art Therapy: Historical and Contemporary Overview by Barbara Fish.


Congrats to Barbara Fish, Barbara Fish, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPC, who was awarded the 2019 Honorary Life Member, the AATA’s highest honor! Pictured to her right is then AATA Board President Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S.


3) Visionary Architects of Color in Art Therapy: Georgette Powell, Cliff Joseph, Lucille Venture, and Charles Anderson by Stella A. Stepney.


Charles W. Anderson, ATR was awarded the 2019 Joan Phillips Legacy Award in recognition of a lifetime of exceptional service to the AATA and to the profession. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro PhD, ATR-BC, is pictured to his left and Dr. Strang to his right.

4) Practical Applications of Neuroscience-Informed Art Therapy by Juliet L. King, Girija Kaimal, Lukasz Konopka, Christopher Belkofer, and Christianne Strang.


Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the AATA. Andrea Davis, ATR-BC, LPC-S, is pictured to her left and Dr. Strang to her right.


*Note: A Journal subscription is included in AATA membership, so make sure your membership is current so you never miss an issue! Click here to renew.