Art Therapy Today
Are you registered for the #AATA2022 Virtual Conference, Dec. 17th - 18th? It’s a packed schedule, including TWO keynotes and several Shared Interest Group sessions! Take a look at some of the sessions, all recorded specially for this conference. And get access to more than 30 CEU credits.

⇒ Developing Cultural Humility Using Art-Based Group Practices During COVID-19 
⇒ Art Therapy in Museums: Possibilities for Programs and Practice 
Mindfulness Art Therapy for Psychosis: Treating Psychosis in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting
⇒ Awakening Awareness: Integrating Vertical and Horizontal Processing via the Expressive Therapies Continuum 
⇒ The Neurobiology of Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction and Trauma 
⇒ Navigating Hybrid Group Art Therapy: Facilitating Between Two Worlds 
⇒ Growing with Grief: An Art Therapy Curriculum to Prevent Complicated Bereavement 
⇒ Art Therapist Self-Care in Coping with Disaster Response 
⇒ Just Stab It! Modulating Anger and Frustration through Needle Felting Art Therapy 
⇒ The DRAWs Note: Comprehensive and Standardized Documentation of Art Therapy 
And much more!
⇒⇒ Learn from art therapists and cutting edge researchers from across the country! Get access to over 30 CEU credits during the live Virtual Conference and on demand via the conference platform for 3 months.
⇒⇒ Meet and connect with colleagues, then share experiences during Shared Interest Group sessions. And, on both days, AATA President Girija Kaimal will be hosting a conversation about leadership opportunities and career development. 
⇒⇒ Choose to register for one day (Dec. 17th or 18th) OR the full conference package, which includes registration for both days, plus access to on-demand sessions.
⇒⇒ Take advantage of a more than 40% discount for last month’s In-Person Conference attendees on Virtual Conference registration! And, if you become a member of AATA or rejoin, you will receive an additional discount.
⇒⇒ Plan ahead for San Diego! Once you pay for your Virtual Conference registration, you can count on a 10% off discount toward your hotel stay for the 2023 Annual Conference, October 25 – 29, 2023, at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego.

See the full schedule and register today!
As the 2023 AATA Conference Program Chair, Carolyn Brown Treadon, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, mentioned, the most inspiring part of last month’s conference wasn’t the presentations, but the connection and re-engagement with art therapists from across the country. We want to extend that feeling into the Virtual Conference — and year round! 

And connect with other art therapists and students!

LGBTQ+, 12/17, 9:15am
BIPOC, 12/18, 9:15am 
Una mañana linda: Networking for Latinx and/or Spanish Speaking Art Therapists, 12/17 and 12/18, 9:15am
Doctoral Education, 12/17, 1:30pm
Licensure Advocacy, 12/17 and 12/18, 1:30pm
School-based Art Therapy, 12/18, 1:30pm
◊ Neuroscience, 12/18, 1:30pm
Private Practice, 12/17, 9:15am
If you participated in the Virtual Conference events in 2021, please remember that on-demand access for the session included in your conference package will expire on Dec. 31, 2022. Click here for access to the 2021 conference sessions.

If you need assistance, please email Jake Berry at
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Member Corner
Is your AATA membership about to expire? Renew today by logging into your MyAATA account. And for a limited time (through TONIGHT), you’ll be entered in a raffle to win one of the following items:

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Volume 39, Issue 4, of Art Therapy is now available!

As always, AATA members have full access to the entire issue by logging into MyAATA, clicking on Professional Development, and the link to the Journal.  

⇒⇒ Read the issue's Editorial, Antifascist Art Therapy, authored by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jordan Potash.

“Everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” I stared at these words on a wheat-pasted poster accompanied by a stenciled portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who wrote them in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail. The Washington, DC–based street artist, who goes by the moniker Absurdly Well, generally illustrates modern politicians and leaders. At this moment in July 2022, though, he offered a historic reference as a contemporary warning.
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