Thank you for sharing your experiences in our credentialing survey conducted December 2021-January 2022. Your personal stories and feedback are helping AATA continue to advocate for a remedy to the current credentialing crisis and frame the conversation about the future of credentialing. Please access the survey's findings and the immediate next steps AATA is pursuing based on the survey respondents' feedback.
To recap, AATA and the ATCB are entirely different organizations (as detailed in this post
). However, AATA leadership have communicated member concerns to the ATCB’s leadership and will continue to do so. AATA is also in communication with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which oversees the ATCB.
As the largest organization representing the art therapy profession, AATA will continue to do everything in our power to advocate for the best possible outcomes for our members and non-members.
The American Art Therapy Association is pleased to launch a four-part virtual webinar series entitled Journey to Art Therapy! Beginning on April 20 and running through July 13, 2022, this FREE series aims to broaden access to the practice of art therapy by sharing diverse stories of individuals' journeys into the field.
Don’t Forget! April 3 is the deadline to submit a proposal to present at the American Art Therapy Association’s 53rd Annual Conference to be held in Minneapolis, MN, November 9-13, 2022. We’re looking forward to being together in person again and your proposal will help make this an exciting and vibrant conference.
The American Art Therapy Association needs passionate members like you to join our dynamic group of volunteers to help us grow and advance the field for the next generation of art therapists!