April 22, 2021 | Kat Michel, Sr. Manager of Member Services

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.

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About the session

The lens of neuroscience will be used to explore assumptions that underlie the practice of art therapy and increase understanding of connections between artmaking, emotional processing, and emotional expression. Experiential components will reinforce information about interconnections between art making and brain regions associated with visual-motor, emotional, autonomic, and cognitive behaviors.

What you will learn

  1. Participants will be able to identify central nervous system circuits that may be instrumental in the integration of art making with cognition and emotions.
  2. Participants will be able to identify the connections between emotions and regulation of autonomic and motor systems.
  3. Participants will integrate information about central and autonomic circuits that may provide the biological basis to support two central assumptions of art therapy.

About the Presenter

Christianne Strang PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S is an art therapist with more than 30 years of clinical art therapy experience and is past president of the American Art therapy Association. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and creative arts therapies. Her research is focused on how visual processing is affected in disease states such as Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration. She also provides art therapy services to individuals in treatment for anorexia and bulimia.

Registration Fees

AATA Members: $40

AATA Student Members: $20 (Contact AATA at info@arttherapy.org for the discount code)

Non-Members: $64

Continuing Education

Attendees who participate on May 22nd during the live presentation will earn 2 credits of continuing education. For those who are not able to attend on May 22nd, an on-demand viewing will be available until November 30, 2021.  On-demand attendees will earn 1.5 hours of continuing education and will be required to complete a multiple-choice test.

Register Now

(Registration will close on May 21 at midnight Eastern Time)

If you have questions or need more information email kmichel@arttherapy.org. We hope that you can join us!