Membership News

Kat Michel’s Departure from AATA 

Kat Michel’s Departure from AATA 

July 1, 2021

It is with appreciation for all her contributions to this association that I announce the departure of Kat Michel, Sr. Manager, Member Services, from AATA as she begins the next phase of her career. She has shared with us an incredible 7 years of passion, grace, and impact for what is now a stronger AATA.

2021 Call for Applications and Nominations

2021 Call for Applications and Nominations

May 24, 2021 

Every year AATA recognizes members who are elevating the field, and we support the next generation of art therapists who will transform the profession. This is your opportunity to honor colleagues and recognize the unsung heroes and visionaries of the field or take the next step in your career by applying for a scholarship. Read on and find more information on MyAATA for opportunities in the following categories: Multicultural, Honors, Research, and Governmental Affairs. All applications are due on June 15, 2021.

Nancy Schoebel Distinguished Legislative Service Award: Call for 2021 Nominations

Nancy Schoebel Distinguished Legislative Service Award: Call for 2021 Nominations

May 6, 2021 I Elizabeth Hlavek

The American Art Therapy Association has opened the call for nominations for the Nancy Schoebel Distinguished Legislative Award. Nancy Schoebel was an inspiring art therapist and a vigorous advocate of art therapy at the local and national levels who made enduring contributions to the field through her advocacy work. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2021. Please learn more about the selection criteria and nominate your colleague directly on MyAATA.

Announcing A New Virtual Learning Opportunity on May 22nd: Exploring Art Therapy Assumptions through the Lens of Neuroscience

Announcing A New Virtual Learning Opportunity on May 22nd: Exploring Art Therapy Assumptions through the Lens of Neuroscience

April 22, 2021 | Kat Michel

The American Art Therapy Association is pleased to announce a new virtual learning offering which includes artmaking and will provide attendees with two credits of continuing education. We invite you to join us on May 22nd at 2:00 pm Eastern Time for a virtual session, Exploring Art Therapy Assumptions through the Lens of Neuroscience, presented by Christianne Strang, PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S.

2021 Honors: Introducing the Outstanding Applied Creative Practice Award

2021 Honors: Introducing the Outstanding Applied Creative Practice Award

April 20, 2021 | Erin Partridge

This year, a new honor has been added to AATA’s annual awards that recognizes an art therapist (or current art therapy student) who has made remarkable creative contributions to the profession of art therapy as an active artist. I am pleased to announce the Outstanding Applied Creative Practice Award inspired by the life and work of art therapist, artist, author, and puppet maker, Dr. Lani Gerity Glanville.

Free Virtual Event on April 28: Getting Involved! Understanding the Nominations Process and How You Can Participate

Free Virtual Event on April 28: Getting Involved! Understanding the Nominations Process and How You Can Participate

April 22, 2021

You’re invited! Join us for a free virtual event, Getting Involved! Understanding the Nominations Process and How You Can Participate, on Wednesday, April 28, at 8pm ET. This session is open to anyone who may be interested in learning more about AATA’s election process and we encourage you to join if you yourself might be considering volunteer service on the AATA’s board or nominating committee. Registration is free and you do not need to be an AATA member to attend.

2021 Pearlie Roberson Annual Award

2021 Pearlie Roberson Annual Award

April 15, 2021 | Craig Siegel

Members of the AATA are encouraged to apply for the Pearlie Roberson Annual Scholarship Award, honoring Pearlie Roberson, an African American artist and art therapy client. The award provides financial support for work undertaken by a student or professional member of AATA, which targets multicultural aspects and capacities of art therapy in the community. The application deadline is May 1, 2021.

Consider Applying for a 2021 Research Grant or Award

Consider Applying for a 2021 Research Grant or Award

April 7, 2021 | Jill McNutt

Opportunities to participate in research and learn more about the status of evidence-based practice in art therapy include, annual research grants and awards, paper and panel presentations at the annual conference and a student poster presentation that includes both graduate and undergraduate contributions. Research awards and grants are offered annually to members of the AATA. Current and upcoming applications can be found at 2021 Award Schedule on MyAATA. 

2021 Scholarship Application Call: Imagine Yourself as an Awardee!

2021 Scholarship Application Call: Imagine Yourself as an Awardee!

April 8, 2021

The call for applications for AATA scholarships closes on May 1, 2021, so you still have time! The benefits of receiving a scholarship extend beyond dollars and cents. When you receive a national scholarship from the AATA, you experience increased networking opportunities from peers and colleagues. When you receive a national scholarship from the AATA, you experience increased networking opportunities from peers and colleagues. Read on to learn about how some of the recipients of 2020 scholarships benefitted from their award and imagine yourself as an awardee in 2021.

New 2021 Member Demographics Report Available Now

New 2021 Member Demographics Report Available Now

March 19, 2021

AATA’s new 2021 Member Demographics Report is now available online! This report is intended to be a current, shareable snapshot of the AATA membership community and contains information collected through February 9, 2021.