The conference is organized into seven main subject tracks to help participants find areas of interest. During the proposal submission process, each proposal submitter selected one category to best describe their session. AATA uses these categories for the final Program Guide. 

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Contemporary Issues/Current Trends

Sessions that present information in Activism (AC), Grief/Mourning (GM), Technology (TE), Autism (AU), Professional Practice (PP), Trauma (TR), and Ethics (ET).

ActivismAC42Art Therapists as Peace BuildersJordan PotashPaper10/2812:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Grief/MourningGM13Your Life Within Me – Exploring An Art Intervention For Mothers After StillbirthEinat S MetzlPaper10/2811:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Grief/MourningGM18Art Therapy Altered Books: A Narrative Reframing after Traumatic LossSharon Strouse, Sarah VollmannHalf Day Advanced Practice Course10/298:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Grief/MourningGM200Everything is Different: An Intimate Glimpse of the Grief Healing JourneyElizabeth Gardner-Hill, Melissa Hedlund Nelson, Carla DePalma, Lisa D’InnocenzoPanel10/262:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Grief/MourningGM41Continued and Imagined Bonds After Sibling Loss: A Creative Arts Therapy PerspectiveCassie Lynn Dobbs, Caitlin KraterPaper10/2812:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Grief/MourningGM49Art Therapy Postventions for Long-Term Survivors of Family Suicide LossNoah Hass-Cohen, Rebecca N BokochPaper10/282:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Grief/MourningGM50Unspoken Pain: Using Expressive Arts to Process Pregnancy LossHayley WildsWorkshop10/2710:50 AM – 12:20 PM
Grief/MourningGM63Creating Hope: A Visual Journey through the Grief Work of ChildrenKrista Ann BallWorkshop10/262:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Grief/MourningGM7Endemic Times: Art Therapy Techniques for Grief, Loss & IsolationMarla BergerAll Day Advanced Practice Course10/259:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TechnologyTE152Creating a Digital Art Toolkit: Assessing Appropriate Apps for Your PracticeBethany AltschwagerHalf Day Advanced Practice Course10/298:00 AM – 11:00 AM
TechnologyTE184Preserving Our Humanity and Creativity in the Age of AINancy Choe, Natalie Carlton, Ricky Garner, Henry PerezPanel10/2810:50 AM – 12:20 PM
TechnologyTE204Digital Art Tool to Enhance the Detection of Distress in Oncological CareMarie julie DeschampsPaper10/272:00 PM – 2:50 PM
TechnologyTE208Connecting while Disconnected: Re-Integrating the Body Back into Remote TherapyJoshua Blair BrancheauPaper10/273:00 PM – 3:50 PM
AutismAU119Embrace Your Inner Hero/Anti-Hero: Applications of the Special Interest Connection FrameworkJessica StallingsWorkshop10/2610:50 AM – 12:20 PM
AutismAU128Special Interest Connection Theory and Framework: A Neurodiversity Positive ApproachJessica StallingsPaper10/2711:00 AM – 11:50 AM
AutismAU19Healing While Designing Clothes: Improving Wellbeing in ADHD & ASD IndividualsChukwuma Udezeh, Elizabeth ByePaper10/2812:00 PM – 12:50 PM
AutismAU33Bookmaking With ASD Clients in a School SettingLyndsey HedgerHalf Day Advanced Practice Course10/298:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Professional PracticePP106Art Therapy in a Hospital-Based Clinic for Healthcare Employees in CrisisKula Moore, Kate MarderPaper10/263:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Professional PracticePP129Creating a Proper Goodbye: A Two-Part Workshop on Clinical ClosureKim AndersonAll Day Advanced Practice Course10/259:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional PracticePP132IFS-Informed Art Therapy: Creating the Internal Family in Clay with CompassionPeggy Lee KolodnyWorkshop10/2810:50 AM – 12:20 PM
Professional PracticePP136Integrating Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy with Art TherapyElizabeth HlavekPaper10/2711:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Professional PracticePP137Fragility and Resiliency Seen Through Art: 2 Art Therapist Share Cancer StoriesMichael A. Franklin, Patricia IsisPaper10/283:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Professional PracticePP143Virtual Art Therapy: Research and Practice During and Since the PandemicMichelle Winkel, Sheila Lorenzo de la Peña, Gretchen M. Miller, Kathryn Snyder, Margaret Carlock-RussoPanel10/2710:50 AM – 12:20 PM
Professional PracticePP157Inspiration from Within: A Strengths-Based Approach to Clinical SupervisionElizabeth Gardner-HillWorkshop10/264:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Professional PracticePP183Models for Museum Based Art TherapyRaquel Farrell-Kirk, Alicia Ballestas, Joseph Scarce, Renee BuonoPanel10/282:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Professional PracticePP201Resiliency Through Power Dynamics of MasculinityMichael Galarraga, Rob BelgrodPanel10/282:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Professional PracticePP212Creative Collaborations: How to Build Therapeutic Programs with Your Local MuseumsRaquel Farrell-Kirk, Alicia BallestasWorkshop10/264:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Professional PracticePP214Mind/Body and Mood Regulation Practices for In-Person and Telehealth PracticeEllen HorovitzAll Day Advanced Practice Course10/259:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional PracticePP214Lessons Learned: Expanding Art Therapy Practice to PublicationHeather J. Denning, Janet Kempf, Jennifer Schwartz, Molly O’Neill HaagaPanel10/272:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Professional PracticePP223Journey of an Art Therapist Battling Cancer and Use of Visual ModalitiesDeborah AdlerPaper10/272:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Professional PracticePP226Planting a Seed: Sustainable Practice Through Supervision for Supervisees and SupervisorsRob BelgrodPaper10/262:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Professional PracticePP230Connecting Museum-Based Therapists Via an Online, International RepositoryCarolyn Treadon, Minette HandPaper10/273:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Professional PracticePP26Democratizing Scholarly Writing in Art Therapy with Curiosity, Creativity, and Self-compassionDavid Gussak, Michael A. Franklin, Bani Malhotra, Elizabeth GrahamPanel10/2810:50 AM – 12:20 PM
Professional PracticePP27Understanding Transpersonal Art Therapy: Theories, Methods, and PracticesMichael A. FranklinPaper10/284:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Professional PracticePP62Embracing Change: Chaos Theory Informed Creative Approaches for Addressing Career DevelopmentBarbara Parker-BellPaper10/282:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Professional PracticePP68Connecting Creativity & Mindful Self-Compassion: An Integrative Approach to Art TherapyCatherine Harris, Paige ScheinbergPaper10/2612:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Professional PracticePP77Food as material in art-based community projects in Singapore: Cultural implicationsMaya Tomoe Kitakado Cannon, Ronald LayPanel10/272:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Professional PracticePP89Embodying and Modeling a Compassionate Presence: Art Therapist Art Making in SessionCatherine M Harris, Paige ScheinbergPaper10/263:00 PM – 3:50 PM
TraumaTR103Make One Take One: Community Art Piece Addresses Community TraumaDelaine Due, Rachel GriffinPaper10/263:00 PM – 3:50 PM
TraumaTR116Treating Trauma Using the Body Narrative: A Compassionate Art Based, Storied InterventionPaula Howie, Hugh K. MarrAll Day Advanced Practice Course10/259:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TraumaTR124Art Therapy for Refugee Youth: Summarizing Research and Identifying Next StepsHolly Feen, Jessica Smigels, Julie MorenoPanel10/264:00 PM – 5:30 PM
TraumaTR220Art therapy, trauma, and rural communities: Creative ways to make an impactLorelei Voronin, Kristin Jonette RamirezPaper10/272:00 PM – 2:50 PM
TraumaTR228Trauma-Informed Parent-Child Creative Arts Therapy Group for Intimate Partner Violence SurvivorsMelissa Ulloa, Katherine Tineo-Komatsu, Amanda ShafranWorkshop10/272:15 PM – 3:45 PM
TraumaTR55The “I” That Experiences; the Eye That Observes: Art, Play, Transitional SpaceLisa D’InnocenzoPaper10/2611:00 AM – 11:50 AM
TraumaTR60Covid-19 Survivals: Family Art Therapy in South KoreaHana JooPaper10/2612:00 PM – 12:50 PM
TraumaTR64Art Therapy with Veterans: Differences Between Combat and Military Sexual TraumaStephanie ClarkPaper10/282:00 PM – 2:50 PM
TraumaTR70Collective storytelling: Art and Film to process an unexpected lossMary AndrusPaper10/284:00 PM – 4:50 PM
TraumaTR75Bringing Hope to Hurricane Ian SurvivorsJoseph ScarcePaper10/262:00 PM – 2:50 PM
EthicsET118Exploring Present and Future Applications and Ethical Considerations for Virtual Art TherapyCamille Henson, Ashley Bella DaramolaWorkshop10/2610:50 AM – 12:20 PM
EthicsET123Technology Ethics: Working Remotely With ClientsMercedes ter MaatPaper10/264:00 PM – 4:50 PM
EthicsET15Becoming Curious about Creativity: Defining Creative Experiences in Art TherapyLisa HinzPaper10/2811:00 AM – 11:50 AM
EthicsET43Publishing Ethical Case Studies: Writing WorkshopJordan Potash, Theresa Van Lith, Emily Nolan, James Bulosan, Gretchen M. MillerAll Day Advanced Practice Course10/259:00 AM – 5:00 PM