Welcome to the American Art Therapy Association!
Encouraging the highest quality of Art Therapy services to the public; facilitating communication among members and colleagues; supporting state and federal legislative efforts that impact art therapy; disseminating information to the general public; and, recognizing excellence in Art Therapy in clinical, professional, educational, and research efforts.
The American Art Therapy Association connects you to the important work of Art Therapists around the world who use the creative process to help people of all ages improve their health and emotional well-being. The Association represents more than 5,000 members around the world and in its 40 Chapters throughout the United States.
About Art Therapy
Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the Art Therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.Learn More
In Memoriam: Bernard "Bernie" StoneThe American Art Therapy Association mourns the passing of one of our founding members, Bernard "Bernie" Stone who passed away at the age of 80 last April. Bernard was a lifelong painter and collector of American art and his collections were displayed at many notable galleries. In 1967 he was at the founding meeting of the American Art Therapy Association and was elected to its first Executive Board as Membership Chair. http://www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2479035&fh_id=14115
Join the Worldwide Network of Art Therapists
More than 5,000 professionals, researchers, students, educators and healthcare providers find membership in the American Art Therapy Association a great investment in their continuing education and career. Outstanding member benefits include: the Art Therapy Journal, practice insurance, health insurance, discounted products and services, publications and the Annual Conference hosting hundreds of Art Therapists from around the world. Join your local Chapter to maximize your member benefits!