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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Research/Evaluation (RE)

Sessions that present theory and practice of clinical evaluation, the use of standardized assessments, systematic case studies, outcome studies, and all forms of inquiry, using or exploring various research methodologies.

Research/EvaluationRE10Body Image Across Clinical Populations: Treatment Approaches in Art TherapyEileen Misluk-Gervase, Heidi Moffatt, Taylor McLane, Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, Cynthia WilsonPanel10/282:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Experiences of Post-Master’s Arts-Based Supervision with Art Therapists of Color

Madoka Urhausen
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Research/EvaluationRE111Critical Art Therapy Research:Methodology And Ethics Of Study With Emigrated Hong KongersTsz Yan (Winnie) WongPaper10/264:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE14Body-Based and Embodied Methods in Art TherapyMia de BethunePaper10/2811:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Research/EvaluationRE153Problem-Solving in the “Person Picking an Apple from a Tree”Linda GanttPaper10/2711:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Research/EvaluationRE167Self-Reported PTSD Symptoms and Default Mode Network fMRI post Art Therapy TelehealthHeather Spooner, Asli Arslanbek Evci, Bani Malhotra, Girija KaimalPaper10/2712:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE17How Pragmatism Creates Solutions and Builds Optimism when Designing Art Therapy StudiesTheresa Van LithPaper10/282:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE25Brain Stuff: Concepts in Neuroscience for TherapistsChristianne E. StrangAll Day Advanced Practice Course10/259:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Research/EvaluationRE36Evocative qualities of artistic masksGirija Kaimal, Asli Arslanbek Evci, Bani Malhotra, Kristyn StickleyPaper10/2812:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE58El Duende One-Canvas Art Making and the Significance of an Interim PeriodAbbe MillerPaper10/262:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE59Trends in Doctoral Dissertation ResearchNancy Gerber, Michele Forinash, Lisa Hinz, David Gussak, Danielle ChenPanel10/262:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Research/EvaluationRE74Reducing Anxiety Levels with Virtual Art Therapy: A Quasi-Experimental Pilot StudyMichelle Winkel, Cheryl-Ann Webster, Hedaya AlDaleelPaper10/262:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE8An Art Therapy Research Strategic Plan: Exploring New FrontiersNancy Gerber, Theresa Van Lith, Madeline CentracchioPaper10/2611:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Research/EvaluationRE86Investigating Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR)® Method: Pilot Study and Related ITR OutcomesJill OpaleskyPaper10/283:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Research/EvaluationRE88An Experimental Study of Racial Micro-aggressions and Repair in Art TherapyJayashree GeorgePaper10/284:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Neuroscience: Evidence, Myths, and MaybesChristianne E. StrangWorkshop10/294:00 PM