The conference is organized into seven main subject tracks to help participants find areas of interest. During the proposal submission process, each proposal submitter selected one category to best describe their session. AATA uses these categories for the final Program Guide. 

Click “learn more” under each category to review sessions. To see session schedule by date, click here.

Clinical Approaches

Sessions that present information on therapeutic best practices, case studies, and art therapy techniques and methods. Includes Addictions/Substance Abuse (AS), Child/Adolescents (CA), Forensics (FS), Geriatrics (GE), Medical Settings (MS), Psychiatric Settings (PS), and School Settings (SS).

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Contemporary Issues/Current Trends

Sessions that present information in Activism (AC), Grief/Mourning (GM), Technology (TE), Autism (AU), Professional Practice (PP), Trauma (TR), and Ethics (ET).

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Education & Supervision (ES)

Sessions that present information on updates in art therapy training and education and the latest teaching methods. Or focus on supervision techniques, and educational developments.

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Multicultural (MC)

Sessions that present information about how art therapy heals diverse people, and/or increases multicultural competency by learning about cross-cultural relationships.

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Research/Evaluation (RE)

Sessions that present theory and practice of clinical evaluation, the use of standardized assessments, systematic case studies, outcome studies, and all forms of inquiry, using or exploring various research methodologies.

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Studio & Community (SC)

Sessions that present art studio-based approach, and how artist-centered art therapy practice and community outreach programs are designed to improve our collective well-being.

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Theory & Assessment (TA)

Sessions that present studies in art therapy assessments, current research, and theoretical models which should be presented by experienced researchers.

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