Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Each February, AATA celebrates Black History Month and recognizes Black art therapists who served as pioneers for the art therapy profession and our association.
The Multicultural Committee is hosting an auction for the quilt completed at the AATA2023 conference. The proceeds support the Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award Fund and/or other Multicultural Committee endeavors.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to share the art created by five inspiring Latina/o/xs art therapists and profile the work they do in support of their clients and communities they serve. Click on each AATA Member’s image to read their full Feature Member profile.
As a way to honor AAPI Heritage Month, this panel brings us an opportunity to critically examine the lenses that we use to perceive race, cultures, art, and identities from social-justice oriented perspectives.
Join AATA on March 22, at 6 – 8 pm ET, for a live, virtual session, “Sankofa – Art of Afrofuturism.”
This panel presentation is a conversation between an art therapist, museum educators, and research professors who examine black art in the context of the past, present, and future to determine the implications of the concept of afrofuturism in art therapy and art education.
“Art therapy can be a safe, less intrusive approach to therapy for the BIPOC communities when self-disclosure of an art therapist further inspires authenticity and rapport building with BIPOC clients. As a BIPOC art therapist, showing up as my authentic self by incorporating cultural references, terminology, and my artwork into my practice allows my BIPOC clients to feel safe enough to also show up with what is true to them and their culture.”
Join AATA on February 25th at 12 – 1:30 pm ET for Black History Continues – The Future of the Field: a live, virtual session celebrating Black History Month. Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC and a panel of black art therapy students will present about black visionary architect art therapists who have inspired them.
Feb. 8, 2023 | By Naarah Macklin, MS, LMHC
The start of this journey began with an individual asking to touch my hair in a professional setting. The question was innocent enough. But why would she ask to touch my hair? What makes my hair such a form of curiosity? This experience began my quest to explore answers within safe spaces for individuals to get together and share their own personal experiences related to hair.
Thanks to our presenter, AATA Board member Michael Galarraga, our session moderator, AATA President Elect Nadia Paredes, and everyone who attended AATA’s bilingual learning event, Art Therapy: Como si dice?. For those who missed it, the recording is now available On-Demand through our Continuing Education platform.
Join Us October 13 as We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Special Virtual Session! ¡Únanse a nosotros para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana!
October 6, 2022
We invite you to join us in this bilingual session to celebrate, honor, and represent our cultural efforts in the field of art therapy! ¡Te invitamos a unirte con nosotros en esta sesión bilingüe para celebrar, honrar y representar nuestros esfuerzos culturales en la profesión de la terapia de arte!