Art Therapy Today
 AATA National Office

“Be strong, be loud, and be assertive for those you serve.” – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6)

This week, the AATA joined the National Council of Behavioral Health and over 600 mental health advocates for Hill Day 2019! The advocacy training was packed with strategies, tips, and inspirational moments preparing advocates for meetings with their elected officials the following day.
Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair
Time is running out to save on conference registration! Register by September 30 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. You can register online or call the National Office at (888) 290-0878 or (703) 548-5860 to register by phone. 
M.A. Counseling Art Therapy Specialization
Caldwell University
The first CACREP accredited program of this type in the nation. The program fulfills educational requirements in both art therapy and mental health counseling.
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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Architecture, Interior
Member Corner

AATA National Office
We are very appreciative of the time many of you have taken to help us better understand the needs and priorities of our members. We commit to using the information and thoughtful suggestions shared to contemplate and implement worthwhile improvements. The winner of the $75 Blick gift card is Courtney Carnes! Thank you for being part of our community.


AATA National Office
Thank you to all the friends and colleagues who submitted reminiscences and notes in memory of Don Seiden. Special thanks goes out to Dan Anthon ATR-BC and Mary Andrus DAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, LCPC who coordinated and organized this article and to Randy Vick MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, HLM for writing the introduction with details of Don’s life.
Leara Glinzak, ATR, MSAT
What I have learned overall from clients I have worked with is to continue to learn and grow, practice with empathy, and grief and trauma are also more prevalent in client’s lives no matter which population I was working with than I had initially realized when first entering the field.
Master of Science in Art Therapy
Mount Mary College
Develop a sophisticated professional identity as an artist-therapist through Mount Mary University’s Master of Science in Art Therapy program. This accredited program is grounded in a profound belief in the healing power of the arts and creative process. Students implement theory and practice in a wide range of clinical contexts.
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Adler University
Cedar Crest College Undergraduate
Oct 2019
Join the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association for a networking event for creative arts therapists and mental health professionals to connect and participate in self care! The event will take place at Seton Hill University Arts Center on October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Oct 2019
Be part of this historical year in America’s Heartland when we "meet in the middle" to celebrate 50 Years of Healing Through Art. The conference will take place October 30 to November 3, 2019. Follow our story on social media #AATA50th!
Art Therapy in the News
Rivard Report 
"Art therapy helped me create a meaningful life without pain,” writes Salina Shelton. “And thanks to my experience, led me to become a certified art therapist which, when coupled with my training as a licensed professional therapist lets me help people in pain. When my clients find out I have chronic pain, they relax and know I am there to help and not to judge them."
Washington Post 
The call that changed Rep. Susan Wild’s life came the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. The freshman Democrat was at home preparing for constituent meetings, a town hall and a cookout she and her longtime partner, Kerry Acker, were supposed to host later that day when he returned from a New York trip.
Leara Glinzak, an art therapist and the owner of I Light LLC, has been carting around a massive loom throughout Grand Rapids, Mich. this summer. The loom is part of a community-wide project and Glinzak tells Fox17 that carrying it is "my normal routine by myself."
Tampa Bay Times
Clocks are non-existent in the Pinellas County Juvenile Detention Center, so it can be easy to lose track of time. A 14-year-old girl, who has been at the facility for around two months, is aware of this as she focuses on her carefully created painting of rolling green hills.

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