Membership News

In Tribute to Dr. Mildred Lachman-Chapin

In Tribute to Dr. Mildred Lachman-Chapin

October 16, 2019

Mildred (Millie) Lachman-Chapin, MEd, ATR-BC, HLM, died on August 26, 2019 at the age of 97. An educator, clinician, author, and internationally-exhibited painter, Millie was involved with the AATA since its founding in 1969. Thank you to the friends and colleagues who submitted the below reflections

2019 Election Results are in – Thank You for Voting!

2019 Election Results are in – Thank You for Voting!

October 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce the 2019 election results for leadership positions with the American Art Therapy Association. These newly-elected leaders will be installed at the American Art Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO. Thank you to everyone who participated in these elections!

In Tribute to Don Seiden

In Tribute to Don Seiden

September 16, 2019

Thank you to all the friends and colleagues who submitted the below reminiscences and notes in memory of Don Seiden. Special thanks goes out to Dan Anthon and Mary Andrus who coordinated and organized this article and to Randy Vick for writing the introduction with details of Don’s life.

In Memoriam: Dr. Mildred Lachman-Chapin

In Memoriam: Dr. Mildred Lachman-Chapin

September 3, 2019

AATA mourns the passing of Mildred (Millie) Lachin-Chapman MEd, ATR, HLM who died on August 26, 2019 at the age of 97. Millie was an educator, clinician, internationally exhibited painter, author, and was involved with the AATA since its founding in 1969.

In Tribute to Gladys Agell

In Tribute to Gladys Agell

September 3, 2019

The art therapy community lost a champion when Gladys Agell, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Dr. Agell was the AATA’s 9th President (1983-1985) and was awarded Honorary Life Membership in 1986 in recognition for her outstanding and pioneering contributions to the Association and to the profession as a clinician, educator, researcher, and editor.

Have You Voted?

Have You Voted?

August 22, 2019

Elections will soon close. Get your vote in today! To ensure that the AATA community fully and fairly represents our members, we need broad engagement from you in the elections process. The AATA’s Board of Directors should truly represent your interests, your needs, and your clients – so make sure that your voice is heard by participating in the annual elections.

Have Your Voice Heard: Vote in AATA’s Elections

Have Your Voice Heard: Vote in AATA’s Elections

August 8, 2019

Elections are open. Get your vote in today!  To ensure that the AATA community fully and fairly represents our members, we need broad engagement from you in the elections process. The AATA’s Board of Directors should truly represent your interests, your needs, and your clients – so make sure that your voice is heard by participating in the annual elections. Information about online voting has been released, and elections are open now through August 31, 2019. Read on for FAQ’s on the voting process.

Two Topics on MyAATA: Art Therapy with Displaced People and Ethics in Digital Media

Two Topics on MyAATA: Art Therapy with Displaced People and Ethics in Digital Media

August 7, 2019

There’s always something new to learn on the MyAATA forum! This month we’re featuring two special opportunities to engage with other members and experts on best practices, new perspectives, and research. Join the online conversation on art therapy with displaced populations with Dr. Essam Daod and panel of experts, in advance of his keynote address at the AATA’s 50th Anniversary Conference.  You won’t want to miss our second Journal Chat on informed consent and digital literacy to learn about the latest in ethics and digital media!

Mark Your Calendar — AATA Elections Open Next Week

Mark Your Calendar — AATA Elections Open Next Week

July 24, 2019

Vote! It’s easy, it’s online, and takes just a minute. Professional members of the Association are encouraged to vote in the upcoming election, which opens August 1 and runs through August 31, 2019. The Candidate Slate, available on MyAATA, gives biographies and Q&A for those running for two-year term (2019-2021) volunteer and officer positions with the AATA.

Introducing the MyAATA Journal Chat! This Month: Psychosocial Support in Palliative Care

Introducing the MyAATA Journal Chat! This Month: Psychosocial Support in Palliative Care

July 10, 2019

Let’s talk research! Come join our new MyAATA Journal Chat with Jordan Potash, Editor in Chief of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, and fellow AATA members. We highlight an article, brief report, or viewpoint for forum members to read, pose questions, and discover ways of applying the publication to their own work.