Membership News

Looking for a Way to Earn Continuing Education and Expand Your Knowledge?

Looking for a Way to Earn Continuing Education and Expand Your Knowledge?

December 5, 2018

The American Art Therapy Association’s Institute for Continuing Education (ICE/AT) is available 24/7 and offers a robust catalog of courses from prominent and well-respected art therapists, researchers, authors, and educators.  AATA’s ICE/AT includes courses in Assessment, Multiculturalism, Ethics, Trauma, Supervision, Professional Practice, and so much more! 

AATA Board of Directors Announces Updates to the Strategic Plan

AATA Board of Directors Announces Updates to the Strategic Plan

September 27, 2018 

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) undertook an organization-wide strategic planning process in 2015 from which the Board of Directors (BOD) determined core priority areas and approved 3-year key performance goals.  The AATA staff, committees, and working groups use this document to develop annual work plans.

Share Your Questions and Input for the Neuroscience and Art Therapy Plenary Session on AATA’s Online Open Forum

Share Your Questions and Input for the Neuroscience and Art Therapy Plenary Session on AATA’s Online Open Forum

September 27, 2018 | By Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw

The Saturday Morning Plenary presenters at this year’s AATA Conference in Miami, FL invite you to provide questions and share areas of interest to help inform their presentation scheduled for Saturday, November 3, from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. by participating in a dedicated online Open Forum discussion available in MyAATA. The presentation, Building for Tomorrow: Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapies consists of a panel of art therapy and neuroscience experts who will discuss how neuroscience informs clinical practice in art therapy and the creative arts therapies and why a “brain-based perspective” matters.

Final Results of 2018 AATA Annual Election

Final Results of 2018 AATA Annual Election

September 20, 2018 

The results of the 2018 Annual Election are in! A warm congratulations to all those who were newly elected and reelected to the following positions:

Treasurer: Nadia Paredes, ATR, LMFT
Speaker, Assembly of Chapters: Elizabeth Hlavek, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Board of Directors:
– Louvenia Jackson, PhD, MFT, ATR
– Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR
– Lisa Wasserman, PsyD, ATR-BC, ATCS
Nominating Sub-Committee: Gaelynn P. Wolf Bordonaro, PhD, ATR-BC
Honorary Life Member: Cheryl Doby-Copeland, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT

What’s the Buzz? The Latest Discussion on the MyAATA Community

What’s the Buzz? The Latest Discussion on the MyAATA Community

September 6, 2018

Since launching the MyAATA Community last month, we’ve heard members weigh in on topics ranging from licensure to mentorship, research, professional identity, and beyond. If you’re a member and haven’t joined the discussion yet, now is your chance to connect with fellow members for discussion, guidance, or inspiration.

Discount on Art Supplies: AATA Members Receive 25% off all AEM Hi Arts Products!

Discount on Art Supplies: AATA Members Receive 25% off all AEM Hi Arts Products!

August 9, 2018

Do you find yourself constantly shopping for art materials to use with clients?  Maybe you have an end-of-summer art project to complete.  You’re in luck!  AATA members now receive a 25% discount on all AEM Hi Arts products.  Login to MyAATA and look under “Funding & Art Supplies” to find the exclusive AATA member discounts.

AATA Elections Now Open! (August 1-31, 2018)

AATA Elections Now Open! (August 1-31, 2018)

August 2, 2018 

All voting members are encouraged to participate in the election of volunteer leadership positions with the American Art Therapy Association.  Voting opened Wednesday, August 1 and will remain open until Friday, August 31 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).  All voting members should have received an e-mail from Association Voting with instructions to cast an online vote.  If you have not received this message and you have questions about the voting process or would prefer to receive a paper ballot, please contact the AATA National Office via phone (888-290-0878) or e-mail (info@arttherapy.org).

Save the Date: New MyAATA Online Member Community Opens August 8

Save the Date: New MyAATA Online Member Community Opens August 8

August 2, 2018 

We are excited to announce the launch of the online MyAATA Community forum on Wednesday, August 8th! The MyAATA Community is a platform for members to explore, network, and engage with each other and with industry experts throughout the year. We invite you to login to MyAATA beginning next Wednesday to join with your colleagues in building this new community. Hope to see you there!

Editor in Chief Sought for Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Editor in Chief Sought for Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

August 2, 2018

The American Art Therapy Association seeks applications for the position of Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. The journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication which has a readership comprised of educators, practitioners, and students. Its mission is to inform the readership of research, recent innovations, and critical issues related to art therapy.  Deadline for nominations or applications is no later than September 30, 2018.