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.
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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.