Conference News

Announcing our Conference Keynote Speaker and the Opening of Early Bird Registration!

Announcing our Conference Keynote Speaker and the Opening of Early Bird Registration!

April 9, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We invite you to attend the American Art Therapy Association’s 51st Annual Conference to be held in Washington, DC, October 29 to November 1, 2020. Early bird registration is now open, and we have a lot of news to share, from our keynote speaker to new flexible child care and cancellation policies, to local announcements, so read on!

Save the Date for the AATA’s 51st Annual Conference, Art Therapy in the Nation’s Capital: Advancing Mental Health

Save the Date for the AATA’s 51st Annual Conference, Art Therapy in the Nation’s Capital: Advancing Mental Health

February 26, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

Save the Date for the AATA’s 51st Annual Conference, Art Therapy in the Nation’s Capital: Advancing Mental Health, to be held in Washington, DC, October 29 to November 1, 2020. Once again AATA will include daily and two-day registration packages to help all attendees balance their personal and professional schedules! Early Bird registration will open on Thursday, April 2nd. Stay tuned for more announcements. Remember that registering early ensures the best selection of workshops, and advanced practice courses, as well as the lowest rates possible! Learn more about this exciting location.

Missed the first Virtual Conference? Now’s your chance, join us in February!

Missed the first Virtual Conference? Now’s your chance, join us in February!

February 13, 2020 

If you weren’t able to join us for our first Virtual Conference in December, we’d love to have you join us for an encore presentation of the event on Saturday, February 29, 2020! It’s a great opportunity to learn something new, build connections with fellow attendees, and earn continuing education clock hours—all from the comfort of home.

Blog Series: Breaking the Chains of Racial Trauma in Therapy

Blog Series: Breaking the Chains of Racial Trauma in Therapy

February 13, 2020 | Gwendolyn Short

In recognition of Black History Month, it’s my pleasure to introduce this blog series building on the topics covered during the “Breaking the Chains of Racial Trauma” plenary panel I moderated at AATA’s 50th conference in Kansas City in November of 2019! If you were in attendance, this is an excellent opportunity to revisit the content, and I’m honored to present it to others for the first time.

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2020 Conference

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2020 Conference

January 29, 2020

The AATA Education and Conference Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Undergraduate Student Poster sessions for the 2020 Conference to be held October 29 to November 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Undergraduate students are invited to submit poster proposals to present their scholarly and creative work in their study of art therapy. 

Thank YOU for Making Our 50th Year a Success

Thank YOU for Making Our 50th Year a Success

December 17, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to say thank you to each and every member for making our 50th Anniversary Year a success! Please scroll through some highlights from our celebration including a collaborative video, testimonials of support, and photos from conference and social media.

AATA Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Members at 50th Annual Conference

AATA Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Members at 50th Annual Conference

November 14, 2019

The American Art Therapy Association recognized recipients of annual awards and scholarships during the 50th Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO.  After a special 50th anniversary celebration with Rising Stars and Legacy Members, AATA Board President Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S, led the recognition of AATA’s Award and Scholarship winners at the Plenary Awards Ceremony on Thursday October 31, 2019.