Art Therapy Today
¡La Asociación Estadounidense de Arte Terapia (AATA) les invita a asistir a una sesión virtual bilingüe para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Arteterapia: ¿Cómo se dice? se centrará en como los arte terapeutas pueden trabajar mejor con personas latinas y traducir la terminología de arte terapia al español. Esta sesión califica para creditos de educación continua y será presentada por Michael Galarraga, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP, y moderada por la Profesora Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR. Únase a nosotros el jueves 13 de octubre a las 7:00 p.m. ET.

AATA invites you to attend a bilingual virtual session to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Art Therapy: ¿Cómo se dice? will focus on how art therapists can better work with Latinx individuals and translating art therapy terminology into Spanish. This session will be presented by Michael Galarraga, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP, and moderated by Prof. Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Participants will be able to earn CEU credit. The fee is $25 for members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for students. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of Spanish fluency level!
We are only have one month to go before we meet in Minneapolis for our first in-person conference since 2019. Needless to say, we're excited!  It has been a few years since we’ve done this in-person, so here’s a checklist to help you get to the conference...

Are you registered? If not, register here
Celebrating at the Opening and Closing ceremonies? These two events require a separate registration and ticket, so make sure you get yours before it is too late. Add Celebration Ceremonies to your registration here
Have you booked your hotel room using the AATA Hotel Block? Reserve your hotel room here
Got artwork to display? Complete a submission form here!
Ready to showcase your creations at the conference? Reserve a table in the Marketplace here!

Contact with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!
CAAHEP has awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy master’s programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, effective September 16, 2022.
Haven’t yet cast your vote in the 2022 AATA Elections? An email from Association Voting with the subject line "Remember to Cast Your Vote in the 2022 American Art Therapy Association Election" was sent to you with personalized instructions on how to cast your vote. You have the chance to vote for new AATA Leaders and the four proposed changes to the AATA Bylaws. Can't find the the email? Contact the AATA National Office at
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
"As a Hispanic, I am very proud of how connecting with our community matters, so there was always the stinging thorn of not having given back to my community in my hometown as I had originally planned!  But when the Pandemic allowed me to provide services virtually, I was able to start serving both here and back home. I knew my purpose was finally met and now feel complete professionally and personally. I can now serve in two countries and help more people than I originally thought I would."

⇒ Join AATA President Elect Nadia Parades as she presents a virtual session Art Therapy: ¿Cómo se dice? with Michael Galarraga, MS, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP, on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Register here.
AATA invites undergraduate students to share their scholarly and creative accomplishments in an Undergraduate Poster Session held during this year's Virtual Conference, Dec. 17-18. Poster presentations are graphic displays of work with individual discussion. Information regarding the guidelines and how to submit a proposal can be found here.

Check out some example posters from the Undergraduate Poster Session during the 2020 Virtual Conference.  
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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AATA members have full access to the entire issue by logging into MyAATA, then clicking on Professional Development, and the link to the Journal. Read the issue's Editorial, Creating Our Own Suspension Bridge Between Practice and Evidence, co-authored by Associate Editors Dr. Theresa Van Lith and James Bulosan. 

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The International Journal of Art Therapy, Canadian Journal of Art Therapy and Journal of the American Art Therapy Association are collaborating to simultaneously publish special issues in 2023 to address intersectionality, anti-colonialism, and cultural humility in the field of art therapy.

Everyone is welcome to submit cover art for the upcoming Special Issue on Cultural Humility by Oct. 30. 
Adler University
Oct 2022
Attend a bilingual virtual session to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Art Therapy: ¿Cómo se dice? will focus on how art therapists can better work with Latinx individuals and translating art therapy terminology into Spanish.
Oct 2022
Join us for AATA's All Member Meeting! We will be discussing the in-person and virtual conferences, and much more!
Nov 2022
Join us for our first in-person conference since 2019 to be held Nov. 9 - 13 in Minneapolis!
Dec 2022
AATA is developing the program for our 2022 Virtual Conference, which will consist of selected recordings from the in-person conference in Minneapolis, Nov. 9 - 13. Stay tuned!
Art Therapy in the News
In a space of uncertainty, painting sunsets allows me to have a feeling of normality and calmness. These moments let me leave my body just for a minute and focus on the wet paint, bright pink hues and take me back to sitting in the sand, watching the horizon and ocean melt into one another.
Since 2018, more than a dozen states have passed or proposed bills that would allow school districts to treat days missed for mental health issues the same way they treat absences for physical health issues.
For those engaging in art therapy, just having an activity to engage their hands and a bit of mental distraction while talking out problems can help in making those problems seem more malleable and the feelings around them less intense.
Kasoff went on to create the nonprofit, "Say it With Clay," which breaks the mold of traditional therapy by introducing malleable materials into the mix. "We use hands-on play programming for children and adults with disabilities and/or temporarily struggling with anything," she said.

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