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We will continue to host these meetings to engage with our members throughout the year to share the ongoing work of AATA, as well as give members a chance to ask questions and share feedback. We will also continue the member-member discussions about the future of credentialing which we started in the December meeting, as part of a continued series of member-member discussions about current topics. We look forward to seeing you on Jan. 20! Register Here – Stay Engaged in 2022!
As we enter this New Year, I am honored to begin my service as AATA’s 27th president and continue the tremendous progress we’ve made as an association and profession. I also want to congratulate our newest board members, Jennifer DeLucia, Michael Galarraga, and Miki Goerdt, and introduce our new treasurer, Marygrace Berberian, who, in accordance with our bylaws, has been appointed for one year to fill the seat vacated by president-elect Nadia Paredes. I look forward to working with our entire board!
As AATA continues to advocate for a remedy to the ATCB situation regarding credential inactivation and other communications issues, we are appreciative of the continued conversation in the MyAATA Member Community. We hope to continue to provide a home for these discussions so that our members can help one another during this time.
A reminder, though, that AATA and the ATCB are entirely different organizations. AATA has no control over how the ATCB conducts its business (as detailed in this post). We have communicated the concerns of our members to the ATCB’s leadership and will continue to do so. We will also continue to relay information from both the ATCB and the NCCA, which oversees the ATCB. Last month, the NCCA provided us with this update, which Cynthia Young shared in a MyAATA Community forum post. We will continue to do everything in our power to advocate for the best possible outcomes for our members.
If you have not yet done so, please fill out this survey regarding any specific short- or long-term suggestions you may have regarding next steps. Your ideas will also help us continue to actively attempt to resolve these issues with the ATCB leadership and, together, support a credentialing system that works for everyone, protects the public, and empowers more people to thrive in our profession.
The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) shared with us their inaugural ACATE CANVAS newsletter. With this semi-annual newsletter, the council intends to inform its many stakeholders of the progress of art therapy program accreditation generally and the actions of the council more specifically.
Art Therapy in the News
[Virginia] Workshop planned to discuss racism - The Suffolk News-Herald (Featuring AATA Member Eileen Douglas)
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