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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 40 Chapters.
News - Oklahoma Tornado
The American Art Therapy Association sends our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by the recent catastrophic weather events including the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma. These disasters have devastated lives in communities throughout the southern portion of the country and may continue as weather conditions remain threatening. Read more.
Advanced Registration for the American Art Therapy Association’s 44th 2013 Annual Conference, to be held June 26-30, 2013, in Seattle, WA is now open. Our theme is Art Therapy: Connecting Visual Expression and Healing.
Most of the sessions will be held at the Washington State Convention Center, which is connected to the conference hotel, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Click here
for more information.
For information about the 43rd Annual Conference that was in Savannah, GA, including the conference proceedings, and continuing education, please click here.
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The practice of art therapy requires a master's degree in art therapy and often a license and credentials, depending on state regulations. We invite the public, mental health professionals, and educators and community leaders to use use our on-line Find a Therapist
(Art Therapist) and Art Therapist Locator
to connect to local qualified art therapists.
| Children's Mental Health Awareness Actions
Art therapists and Art Therapy Chapters across the country are engaged right now in programs that support children, their families, teachers, and their communities to address mental health issues. National Children's Mental Health Awareness is a time ofboth continuing and renewed arts therapy programming for this particularly vulnerable group. Explore http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.asp
for background, materials, and other resources and partners that can help throughout the year in addressing the positive mental health of young people.
American Art Therapy Chapters across the country are participating by holding their own Awareness Day events throughout May to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth.
Tune in for the premiere of the Awareness Day virtual event on May 7 at 3 p.m. EDT on www.samhsa.gov/children/virtualevent.asp
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Editor Sought for Art Therapy Journal
The American Art Therapy Association, representing approximately 5,200 members, seeks applications for the position of Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. The journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, which has a readership comprised of educators, practitioners, and students. Its mission is to inform the readership of research, recent innovations, and critical issues related to art therapy. To read the full announcement and job description please click here
for an Art Therapy Master’s program are set by the Education Committee of the Association. See Universities and Colleges
and the Education
sections for more information about the requirements for entry into the art therapy profession.Review the following information to explore opportunities available:
Art therapists are master’s level professionals working in a variety of settings to help people address their health and well being. 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 careers.
Outstanding member benefits include: the Art Therapy Journal, practice insurance, health insurance, discounted electronic, office and art supplies from various companies exclusively for members.
Join your local Chapter to maximize your member benefits!
Read how art therapy is benefiting people around the world.
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Plan to attend our 2013 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, June 26-30, 2013.
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Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association is an informative member benefit that attracts a worldwide audience of art therapists who want to stay current in the field. Members receive the journal and archived issues FREE as part of their member benefits.
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