BECOME AN AATA MEMBER

Our goal is to support you at every stage of your professional journey—whether you’re a student seeking mentorship or a professional looking for advice or support.

 

As a member, your dues help AATA raise awareness of art therapy and advocate on behalf of the clients and the communities you serve. With our chapters, we work to make mental health services more accessible, and promote legislative initiatives that advance the profession and support the well-being of art therapists.

Looking to join AATA as an organization? Learn more about our Affiliate Membership.

Benefits For Professional Members

Your membership ensures you access to reliable clinical and practice resources and education opportunities you need to advance your career. As a professional member, you’ll receive exclusive access to resources and connections, including:
  • Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, showcasing leading research and practice-based articles.
  • The MyAATA Community, an online forum where members can connect, support each other, and share resources; and the MentorMatch program, which helps new professionals connect with seasoned practitioners.
  • The Art Therapy Career Center, the leading resource for making employment connections, with free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and access to employment services.
  • Free, no-cost referrals through our public Art Therapist Locator tool designed to help grow your practice.
  • Updates on state licensure requirements to help you navigate the complicated and quickly changing requirements.
  • Registration discounts on conference and special events, as well as continuing education courses through the AATA Institute for Continuing Education in Art Therapy. (Some of our virtual sessions are completely free for members!)
  • Discounts on art supplies, including a 30% discount from Faber-Castell.

Benefits For Student Members

As a student member, you’ll receive exclusive access to resources and connections, including:
  • Free Student Professional Liability Insurance coverage (for Student PLUS members).
  • Opportunities to apply for members-only art therapy scholarships, such as the Myra Levick Scholarship and the Laura Greenstone Memorial Scholarship.
  • The Art Therapy Career Center, the leading resource for making employment connections, with free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and access to employment services.
  • Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, showcasing leading research and practice-based articles.
  • The MyAATA Community, an online forum for members to connect, support each other, and share resources, including the Student Corner.
  • The MentorMatch program, which helps new professionals connect with seasoned practitioners.
  • Updates on state licensure requirements to help navigate the complicated and quickly changing requirements.
  • Special student-rate registration discounts on conferences, special events, and continuing education courses. (Some virtual sessions are free for members!)
  • Discounts on art supplies, including a 30% discount from Faber-Castell.

How to Become a Member

1. Find a membership that works for you

2. Create a MyAATA account (or log in to your MyAATA account)

3. Purchase a membership and get started!

Membership Tiers

Choose from the annual membership options below.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

New Professional (Individuals who have completed graduate-level training in art therapy within the last 12 months. Available for one year.) $77
Professional (Individuals who have completed graduate level training in art therapy) $175
Credentialed Professional (Individuals who maintain current registration and/or certification through the ATCB) $175
International Professional (Individuals living outside of the United States working in the field of art therapy or interested in art therapy) $88

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Student (Individuals currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs of higher learning and interested in art therapy.) $59
Student Plus (Individuals currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs of higher learning and interested in art therapy.) $86
International Student (Individuals living outside of the United States working in the field of art therapy or interested in art therapy) $88

OTHER MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Associate (Individuals who are interested in the field of art therapy but have not completed graduate-level training) $175
Retired Associate (Associate members who have reached age 65 and are retired from their primary professional activities) $88
Retired Professional (Individuals who have reached age 65, or who are eligible to retire with full benefits under the current Social Security regulations, and are retired from their primary professional activities) $88
Affiliate Membership (For organizations or company-wide memberships) Learn more.

Have Questions? Our membership team would be happy to help you! Call us at 1-888-290-0878 or email membership@arttherapy.org.