November 18, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair

Our last 2 conference days on December 18 and 19th are fast approaching! We invite you to join us for the remaining program that is part of the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference, Reconnecting and Visualizing Future Pathways for Art Therapy in a Diverse Society. There are 51 brand new sessions that were not included in the program presented on October 23-24. So, it’s time to get registered!

  • Important registration deadlines to ensure you don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend:
    – Register by December 17th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time to be included as a participant at the December 18th conference date.
    – Register by December 18th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time to be included as a participant at the December 19th conference date.

The last 2 days of our program this year offers 51 brand new hours of educational sessions that you can access on the actual conference day/s, and/or on-demand. So even if your schedule does not allow you to attend during December 18th and 19th your conference registration will provide access to the program on-demand! There are four convenient ways to register: online, by fax or mail using the registration form, or by phone (during business hours) 888-290-0878 or 703-548-5860. Click here to view the full program. Register here.

December 18th and 19th Dynamic Plenary Sessions You Will Not Want to Miss!

  Join us on December 18th at 10:00 am Eastern Time for our plenary session, Turning Up the Bullhorn: Challenging the Expected Outcomes of Art Therapists on Social Justice Issues in the Community. In this session Berenice Badillo, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Jennifer Clay, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, & Makeda “Dread” Cheatom will share how art therapists and arts activists can collaborate with community entities to create spaces that amplify the voices of BIPOC. The panelists will discuss projects in alternative spaces in the community that include site specific art in bi-national regions, contemporary art museums, community colleges, and multicultural arts programming.


On December 19th, our keynote session, at 10:00 am Eastern Time Andrea Davis, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC-AT-S, Martina E. Efodzi, MDiv, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, LPC and Jennifer Anderson, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC will present The Covid-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Therapists and the Therapeutic Experience. These art therapists from differing therapeutic environments as they discuss various aspects of the pandemic and its impact on the therapist, the therapeutic environment and materials used.



For more information view the full program, and register today!