Membership News

Update on Volume 35 of AATA Journal & 3 Month’s Free Access to Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Update on Volume 35 of AATA Journal & 3 Month’s Free Access to Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

February 28, 2019 

Due to technical difficulties with our publisher’s typesetter, Volume 35(3) and Volume 35(4) were delayed at the end of last year and beginning of this year. The journals are on their way, and we anticipate that these technical issues have been resolved so that the publication schedule for the 2019 issues will proceed as expected.  Currently, articles from Volume 35(3) can be accessed online.

AATA’s first-ever “Ask Me Anything” featuring Dr. Cheryl Doby-Copeland

AATA’s first-ever “Ask Me Anything” featuring Dr. Cheryl Doby-Copeland

February 14, 2019

We are honored and delighted to have Dr. Cheryl Doby-Copeland join us for our first-ever AATA Ask-Me-Anything (AMA)!  With over 43 years of experience as a clinical art therapist, Dr. Doby-Copeland has exemplified leadership in the field, mentorship for students and new professionals, and commitment to providing art therapy services for underserved or marginalized clients.

AATA Sends Letter to Second Lady Reaffirming Inclusivity

AATA Sends Letter to Second Lady Reaffirming Inclusivity

February 6, 2019

We have heard and share concerns expressed by some of our members regarding the discriminatory admissions and hiring policies at the Immanuel Christian School, where Karen Pence has recently returned to work as an art teacher.

Introducing AATA’s New Collaboration with SimplePractice

Introducing AATA’s New Collaboration with SimplePractice

January 24, 2019

The American Art Therapy Association is pleased to announce a new collaboration with SimplePractice, a comprehensive digital practice management platform tailored for health and wellness professionals, including art therapists. We look forward to working together to help our members simplify, build, and grow their practices.

Celebrating the Accomplishments of 2018

Celebrating the Accomplishments of 2018

December 20, 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to share some collective accomplishments we’ve made to support and advance the profession. Below we’ve highlighted gains and improvements in the membership experience, public awareness, legislation, accreditation, and broad collaborations.

Preliminary Findings from 2016 AATA Membership Survey

Preliminary Findings from 2016 AATA Membership Survey

December 12, 2018 | By David Elkins and Sarah Deaver

The American Art Therapy Association conducted its most recent membership survey in September, 2016 in order to collect membership demographics and other aspects pertinent to the art therapy field. This brief report is intended to provide an updated and concise commentary on the results, prior to the membership survey planned for 2019.

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.