Art Therapy Today
Join Ethics Committee co-chairs Deborah Fung, LCAT, ATR-BC and Jennifer Waters, MA, ATR, LPCC, LMHC in their virtual, live, 3-part CEU series on Art Therapy Ethics to be held May 5, 6, and 15. 

Each 2-hour session can be purchased individually or as a 6-hour BUNDLE at a discounted price. All sessions will be available for 30-day On-Demand viewing after the live event. 
There’s a powerful connection between the health of people, parks, and the planet. Join in the celebration by taking simple steps to care for yourself, care for others, and care for the Earth!

National ParkRx Day is a day celebrated across the United States to promote the growing movement of prescribing parks and nature to patients to promote people's health. This year, the National Park Service will be hosting a ParkRx Day event at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2023 with AATA, Project Create DC, and other partners. 

AATA Member Melissa Muttiah, ATR, of Project Create DC, will facilitate a simple grounding touch-stone art project and offer brief psychoeducation on grounding. AATA Student Members Jessica Croker (an intern at Project Create DC) and Anna Hailstone (an intern at Martha's Table) will be assisting with the art project. So please come by and support this amazing opportunity for people to learn more about making art for wellness, as well as art therapy!

When: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm (Activity stations will be open 1:30 - 3pm)
Where: Anacostia Park, Washington DC

Everyone is welcome, from older adults to families, youth and children!
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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The ATCB’S June 30 deadline for re-certification 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 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)! 
Member Corner
By Raquel Farrell-Kirk, MS, ATR-BC, Secretary, American Art Therapy Association

The Nominating Committee’s goal is to help our members stay informed about the positions available on this year's ballot, be engaged with each component of the nominations process, and get excited about volunteering with our association.

The official call for nominations for the Board of Directors and officers will occur later this year, making this the perfect time to start learning about the process and positions. Think about what your talents are and which positions would best allow you to share them. Consider your passions and what kinds of activities within AATA could help fuel them. Identify skills you want to develop so you can seek out the roles that will help you hone them.
"By showing up every day as my authentic self, showing unconditional positive regard, and aiming to cultivate a safe and warm therapeutic environment, I have witnessed the youth let go of guardedness and have freedom to explore their feelings and experiences through art and processing. It is rewarding to watch them discover new coping tools, find their creative voice, tap into their resiliency, and own their brilliance." 


⇒ Melissa will be facilitating an art project at the ParkRx Day event THIS Saturday, April 22, at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC. Please join us and support this amazing opportunity for people to learn more about making art for wellness, as well as art therapy!

National Park Service's ParkRx Day
When: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm (Activity stations will be open 1:30 - 3pm)
Where: Anacostia Park, Washington DC

Interested in boosting your career or championing a colleague’s work? Now is the time to nominate that changemaker advancing the profession. If you are a student or young professional, don’t miss the chance to apply for a scholarship that can support your future career!  

Applications are due May 3, 2023.  
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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Please check out these two limited free-access articles from the recent issue of the Art Therapy Journal:
The Compassionate Arts Psychotherapy Program: Benefits of a Compassionate Arts Media Continuum. By Noah Hass-Cohen, Rebecca Bokoch & Grace Fowler
Creating Through COVID: Virtual Art Therapy for Youth Resettled as Refugees. By Holly Feen-Calligan, Lana Ruvolo Grasser, Jessica Smigels, Natalie McCabe, Breanna Kremer, Alaa Al-Zuwayyin, Ismail Yusuf, Noor Alesawy, Jenna Al-Nouri & Arash Javanbakht
We are excited to share our Collection of Best Paper Award articles since this honor was established in 2012. Recipients demonstrate creativity and originality, scientific and professional quality, scholarship and significance. These articles advance the profession through innovative research, enhanced perspectives, and/or critical examinations. 
Adler University
Apr 2023
NJATA is hosting a series of webinars on building a private practice! Our first session in the series is Establishing Your Brand hosted by our Public Relations Chair Joanna Flora on April 23rd 10-11:30am.
Apr 2023
Join us for the third session of the 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.
This 2-hour session can be purchased individually. It will be available for 30-day On-Demand viewing after the live event.
Apr 2023
Please join the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association on April 29th for our next CE event, featuring presenter and AATA President, Girija Kaimal! Dr. Kaimal will discuss her research about creativity, theories of biology, and brain sciences related to health and well-being.
From the AATA Career Center
♦  Art Therapist, University of Utah Health: This position develops and implements art therapy programs and ensures safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided to the patient.
♦  Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Art Therapy, Temple University: The department invites applications for a full-time faculty position to teach courses in our undergraduate B.A. in Art Therapy program and coordinate fieldwork placements.
Visit AATA's Career Center, the one-stop shop to help art therapists at all levels find new opportunities! For questions about the Career Center, email

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