Art Therapy Today
We are thrilled to announce that art therapists in Ohio have secured licensure! On July 4, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed HB33, the state budget, into law, which included language creating a path to licensure for art therapists in the state and requiring the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSW) Board to license and regulate art therapists. 

We applaud the efforts of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association and volunteers who have worked to secure art therapy licensure in Ohio for over 40 years! AATA is looking forward to working with the Buckeye Art Therapy Association as they work to implement the licensure with the state board. 

⇒ Join us to celebrate our big win for licensure during the next virtual All Member Meeting on Wednesday, July 26 at 8 pm ET. Register here
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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We are so excited to report that more than 650 people registered for this year’s annual conference, so far! To put in perspective, that’s more than the number of people who attended last year’s conference!

Why is this so important? With more attendees, we will have richer dialogues, more diverse and deeper experiences to share—and more to learn from each other! Already, the AATA2023 program features five days of curated experiences, including sessions in all 19 program tracks, from activism and addiction, to technology and trauma. Whether this will be your first AATA conference ever or you’ve been a long-time attendee, we are so glad you’re coming, and your engagement at the conference will be a boost for us all!

Check out the program preview and register today, if you haven’t already!
Member Corner
By Ori Cruz, MPS, LCAT, AATA Nominating Committee

How can you help the American Art Therapy Association keep the profession moving forward? We need you, our members, to continue to step forward and serve on our committees and our board. Your work in your community and in our association is key to helping our profession keep up with the changing landscape of art therapy—from education and practice, to application and advocacy—and everything in between. As nomination season begins, I want to share my thoughts on serving as an AATA Director and now as a member of the Nominating Committee.
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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The following two articles from Volume 40, Issue 2 of the Art Therapy Journal are available for free access over the next three months:

This special issue aims to examine how art therapists are responding to the devastation that climate change is having on the individuals, groups, and communities that they work with and the environment that encompasses their practice. Manuscript deadline is August 31, 2023.
Jul 2023
Register for AATA's next virtual All Member Meeting on July 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
Adler University
Art Therapy in the News
Featuring AATA Members Lorelei Voronin and Kristin Ramirez
[Source: Wilson County News]
Featuring AATA Members Juliet King and Melissa Walker
[Source: Psychology Today]

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