Art Therapy Today
AATA National Office

As we prepare to head into the next decade, we’d like to take this opportunity to take stock and reflect on what we have accomplished collectively as a profession in this 50th year of our association’s life. We’ve made remarkable gains in legislative goals and public awareness for the profession as well as significant improvements and expansions in membership experience and programmatic offerings
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As 2019 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to say thank you to each and every member for making our 50th anniversary year a success! Please scroll through some highlights from our celebration including a collaborative video, testimonials of support, and photos from conference and social media.
Barbara Fish, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPC, 2019 Honorary Life Member

"My advice for the next generation of art therapists is the same as the advice that was given to me. Use the tools that you offer to others to guide your own path. By employing our own creative process as a resource in our lives, we can understand the personal challenges and rewards of self-investigation. Without our ongoing personal practice, our requests for client involvement in image making can fall flat. I encourage art therapists to use their imaginations to explore, expanding the potential and public awareness of art therapy."
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It has been our pleasure this year to provide content and news about the profession and the AATA year round on our Blog and News page. Just in case you missed them, here’s a list of informative blog posts as well as AATA news and statements published throughout the year.
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We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the American Art Therapy Association's 51st Annual Conference to be held in Washington, DC, October 29 to November 1, 2020. The submission deadline is January 31, 2020. Proposals can be submitted online, or you can download the Call for Proposals document to learn more about the requirements.

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
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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
Art Therapy in the News
Indiand University 

Eileen Misluk, an assistant professor at the Herron School of Art and Design and director of the art therapy program, hears students talk through the challenges they face while working and interning as art therapists. Students often ask how they can help clients who potentially have eating disorders or eating-related issues. As a result, Misluk developed a training program on how to identify these clients and work with them.  
Northern Virginia Daily

Board-certified art therapist Mary Knapp Cash found her voice in college. Now she’s ready to help others find theirs at a brand new practice in Woodstock.
Grand Rapids Herald Review

Andrea Boyadjis, MFA, BS, is one of the newest members of Lakeview Behavioral Health’s staff team. Boyadjis, an art therapist and mental health practitioner, commutes to Grand Rapids from the Twin Ports area. 
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The holiday season is a joyous time for most, but it can also bring on stress, depression and other challenges for certain people. Veterans and their family members might be facing difficult situations at this time of year, especially if they are transitioning back to civilian life after military experiences.
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In Sarah Guercia’s senior year, she took a class that sent her on a different path than planned, which brought her back home to Connecticut. There, she pursued her master’s degree in art therapy at Albertus Magnus College. In 2015, American Art Therapy Association awarded her with the Gladys Agell Award for Excellence in Research for her thesis work on art therapy and the flow state.

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