As Hispanic Heritage Month came to a close this past weekend, AATA wanted to thank 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.

During the session, Michael and Nadia shared some crucially important resources for art therapists working within the Latinx community. You can find links to these resources listed below:


Art Therapy Resources for working with the Latinx Community

Spanish Clinical Language and Resource Guide

Relevant Medical Terminology in Spanish

Spanish Terms for Mental Health Professionals

Asociacion professional española de arteterapeutas

Glossary of Mental Health Terms in Multiple Languages (incl. Spanish)

And finally, we would love to hear your feedback! If you have any suggestions for future events, more Spanish-speaking programming, next year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, or anything else, feel free to email membership@arttherapy.org.

About Michael Galarraga, MS, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP

Michael Galarraga (he/him) is a practicing art therapist and an AATA Board Member. He has previously served on both Virginia and Georgia Art Therapy chapters to promote community engagement projects supporting advocacy for the profession of art therapy. Michael’s work has more recently been centered on advocating for People of Color in the LGBTQIA+ community and Spanish speaking/Latinx individuals in need of therapeutic services. He is the proud owner of Intersection Therapy, LLC, a private practice in Philadelphia, PA and an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more about Michael in his Featured Member profile.


About Nadia Fernanda Paredes Guapo, MA, LMFT, ATR

Nadia Fernanda Paredes Guapo, MA, LMFT, ATR is an art therapist with more than 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and is the current President-Elect of the AATA. She earned her degree in Psychology from the University Iberoamericana in Mexico City and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Art Therapy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She has a license as a bilingual art therapist and marriage and family psychotherapist in the United States in the state of California. She is certified as a facilitator of Intuition Painting® and as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She has experience giving bicultural services to older immigrants, pregnant adolescents, and as a consultant in the area of preparation for natural disasters. At this moment she has a business focused on creative wellbeing and is a professor of continuing education at the Anáhuac University in Mexico City, teaching the use of diverse art techniques and materials as a form of introspection and mental health prevention. University. Learn more about Nadia here in her Featured Member profile.