Margaret Carlock-Russo, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS
I often share with students and new professionals that, for me, art therapy is more of a calling than a profession. Often art therapists not only provide support and services to clients but are also involved in educating the public and advocating to advance access to art therapy in many areas. It is up to us as practitioners to continually look for opportunities to expand awareness and access in the communities we serve.
AATA National Office
As most state legislatures prepare to begin their 2020 legislative sessions in January, we wanted to share some bills to watch this year and also recap the art therapy victories and advancements of 2019. 2019 was a successful year in the advancement of art therapy. We achieved independent licensure for art therapists in Connecticut and had art therapy legislation introduced in 13 states – a record for our 50th year!