Art Therapy Today
AATA's Annual Conference program continues to grow! Check out our latest additions: Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) and Master-Level Clinician Supervision Sessions. SIGs are taking the place of Focus Groups that were previously held at our conferences. These are informal conversations where practitioners gather to talk about shared experiences and learn from one another. 
AATA is collaborating with the Artistic Fuel Foundation to support the Uvalde community in the wake of the horrific school shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Please join us for a one-night outdoor film screening of Mass to help raise funds for an art therapy program to assist community healing in Uvalde, Texas! The Ties That Bind Benefit will be held on August 27th in Leesburg, Virginia, and will feature live music, food trucks, wellness activities facilitated by local art therapists, and a panel discussion prior to the film screening. Mass explores the emotional journey of two families impacted by a school shooting and their reconciliation with one another. Learn more about the Artistic Fuel Foundation and purchase tickets here.
Join us for our next virtual All Member Meeting on August 31 at 7 p.m. ET. AATA President Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR-BC, will be sharing upcoming recommendations regarding organization’s bylaws as part of our next steps toward creating effective leadership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within our association. Register here to receive the link to login and join the conversation.
The Art Therapy Journal's special issue on sex positive art therapy aims to disseminate theoretical paradigms, case reports, research, and perspectives that indicate how art therapists have worked with individuals, groups, agencies, institutions, and communities to incorporate beneficial and healthy sexuality dialogues. Submissions are due by September 30.
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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Member Corner
"What excites me about the art therapy profession is observing the client's engagements between themselves, the art-making process, and their discovery of its therapeutic benefits. Especially among my children and teen clients, I am always inspired by their willingness to use art materials to discover novel and meaningful ways to create their own emotional language."
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 approved 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
Registration is now open for AATA's annual conference to be held IN PERSON in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Sign up today to ensure you have a spot in all your first choice sessions.
Art Therapy in the News
Loudoun Now
Leesburg-based Artistic Fuel will host an outdoor film screening and benefit to raise money to create an art therapy services program for Uvalde, Texas, the site of a mass shooting at an elementary school. The Artistic Fuel Ties That Bind Benefit will be in two parts at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg on Saturday, August 27.
Notre Dame University of Maryland
Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan visited Notre Dame of Maryland University this week to salute nine master’s in art therapy degree candidates presenting their thesis projects in the state’s only graduate program preparing students to become professional art therapists.
Saint Albans Messenger
Thanks to a $10,000 grant received in March from the United Way, Abenaki Circle of Courage director Brenda Gagne and staff were able to provide 21 children with day-long supervision and care, breakfast, lunch and snacks, as well as immersive cultural activities.
Metro Philadelphia
KleinLife is providing the summer camp at no cost to families, and they want to go further — they launched a campaign Thursday to raise $750,000 to fund free after-school programs and social services for Ukrainian refugees, many of whom have settled in the Northeast.
"In every war, there was artistic life," says curator and art historian Monika Fabijanska, "either underground or above ground, wherever possible." Creating is an essential outlet. "Art allows you to process and name our feelings, and find other people who feel it and process it."

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