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This year’s conference will include a session for undergraduate poster presentations! Undergraduate students are invited to present their scholarly and creative work in their study of art therapy. Students will have a designated time to share and discuss their posters with attendees in a poster display session with other presenters.

Poster presentations may be submitted by an individual student or a group of students. The deadline for submission is April 2. The poster should make an impactful contribution to an art therapy audience in at least one of the following general categories:

• Research with Critical Analysis
• Student as Creative Facilitator 
• Student Creative Inquiry 
In this first of three sessions, past AATA President Margaret Carlock Russo, Ed.D., LCAT(NY), ATR-BC, ATCS and Adler Graduate School’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Nicole Randick, Ed.D, ATR-BC, REAT, LPC, NCC, will review how art therapy supervision is essential to professional identity and skills development. Participants will explore the supervision relationship and how to guide this relationship through a developmental model of supervision. 
  
Every year, AATA recognizes our members who work every day to advance the profession through leadership, research, and clinical endeavors. If you know a colleague or changemaker in the field, please take a moment to recognize them by nominating them. Also support the next generation of art therapists by encouraging art therapy students and young professionals to apply for scholarships!

Our awards and scholarships are available in five categories:
- Research
- Scholarships
- Honors
- Multicultural
- Governmental Affairs
  
The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) is currently seeking applications and nominations for one (1) Educator and one (1) Practitioner position that will become open on July 1, 2023.
Please consider applying or nominating someone whom you believe will work tirelessly to promote best practices for art therapy educational programs and help ACATE lead the upcoming standards revisions process for the art therapy accreditation standards.

Potential nominees must demonstrate a commitment to art therapy education, knowledge of contemporary art therapy and allied health practice, and sensitivity to the needs of art therapy students and consumers. Sitting ACATE members will review all applications and approve nominees that reflect the diverse communities of interest in art therapy.
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
June is just around the corner! Are you in need of CEUs for recertification? AATA's Online Learning Academy has got you covered!

Our Continuing Education catalog offers up to 290 diverse courses in Ethics, Neuroscience, Trauma, and more. AATA’s 2022 Virtual Conference Sessions just opened for Self-Study and are now available for purchase at PRE-PANDEMIC PRICING ($20 per CEU)
  
"Meeting with [Ukrainian] people in war via Zoom, with bombs going blasting in the background or hindered by power outages. It brings the reality of their despair to the forefront each week. But it has also been incredibly rewarding. Seeing the resiliency, the courage and bravery in each person, holding their space in the smallest moments has been an honor. And being able to connect with other art therapists, creative therapists, dance therapists and expressive arts therapists around the world each week, gives me hope and inspires me in my personal and professional life. It has by far been one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my career."
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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JOURNAL NEWS
  
We are proud to share this special issue of the Art Therapy Journal and Dr. Editor-in-Chief Jordan Potash’s editorial which reflects this special milestone: Forty Years of Wisdom, Discernment, and Imagination.
The Journal is inviting submissions for an upcoming issue: Special Issue on Art Therapy and Action with Editor, Theresa Van Lith, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. This special issue aims to examine how art therapists are responding to the devastation climate change has on the individuals, groups, communities they work with, and the environment that encompasses their practice. The deadline to submit is August 31, 2023.
Resources
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network is embarking on the next phase of research funding to address priority research questions identified by Creative Forces in art therapy: How, through what mechanisms, and to what extent does art therapy affect emotional processing, self-regulation, and other symptoms of traumatic stress for service members and/or veterans?
Adler University
Events
29
Mar 2023
 
Join us for our next All Member Meeting to get updates on state licensure efforts, the annual conference, and more! This virtual meeting will start at 8 PM ET to accommodate our West Coast members.
4
Apr 2023
 
Join us for a live, 3-part CEU series on Supervision featuring past AATA President Margaret Carlock Russo, Ed.D., LCAT(NY), ATR-BC, ATCS, and Dr. Nicole Randick, ATR-BCS, REAT, LPC, NCC.
April 4, 6-8 PM EST
April 18, 6-8 PM EST
April 25, 6-8 PM EST
Each 2-hour session can be purchased individually for $50 or as a 6-hour BUNDLE at a discounted price of $125.
All sessions will be available for 30-day On-Demand viewing after the live event.
Art Therapy in the News
Featuring AATA Student Member Jessica McGhee
Source: Syracuse University News
Featuring AATA Member Calliandra Perry
Source: Cure Today

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