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!


Art Therapy with Refugee and Migrant Populations: Join Discussion with our Panel of Experts

Have you checked out the online discussion led by Lynn Kapitan, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM on the topic of this year’s conference Master Class, Art Therapy with Refugee and Migrant Populations? The session will be held on Saturday, November 2, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. This ticketed conference session will be led by keynote speaker Dr. Essam Daod and a panel of art therapists whose work has served the psycho-social needs of displaced people. The session will bridge global and local perspectives for attendees interested in developing resources in their own communities to address the tremendous need for accessible trauma-informed, culturally-relevant care for refugees and migrants.

Let’s Discuss! Our panel of experts would like to hear from you! Dr. Lynn Kapitan has invited all members of the MyAATA to post questions online in order to help shape the session’s in-depth discussion and provide attendees the opportunity to have their specific questions answered live. If you’d like to attend and hear from our experts in-person, be sure to register in advance for the Master Class.


Journal Chat: Informed Consent and Digital Literacy

If you’ve ever had a question like, “How can art therapists and their clients hold conversations about sharing art through social media outside of sessions?” or “What do I need to do to make sure I’m prepared to use digital media in my session?,” then this month’s Journal Chat is tailored for you.

Join Editor-in-Chief Jordan Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCPAT (MD) LCAT (MD) and authors Nancy S. Choe, ATR and Natalie Carlton, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPCC on the MyAATA forum for a discussion that delves “behind the screens” of informed consent and digital literacy in art therapy. This month’s article is:

Nancy S. Choe & Natalie Carlton (2019). Behind the screens: Informed consent and digital literacy in art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 36(1), 15-21.

In this article, the authors present a series of vignettes concerning the use of digital and social media in art therapy, and provide practical information that art therapists can use when approaching these subjects with their clients.