Welcome! Membership in the American Art Therapy Association lives up to its promises. Membership is your direct, year-round connection to thousands of credentialed art therapists and others interested in the field.
Plan to attend the Annual Conference each year to make lasting friendships and expand your education through more than 170 CEC-eligible courses. We’ll be visiting Seattle, San Antonio, and Minneapolis in the coming years. But you don’t have to wait until June 2013 for the Seattle conference to access CECs--visit the Institute for Continuing Education in Art Therapy (ICE/AT) to access nearly 50 top learning opportunities and take courses at your leisure.
Stay current on the latest research in the field of art therapy through your personal copy of Art Therapy Journal: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association; learn about trends and the latest news through our Quarterly Newsletter and Monthly Educators Update; research the online Robert Ault Archives of the American Art Therapy Association.
Jumpstart your career--connect with employers and recruiters through the Art Therapy Career Center. Connect with employers and potential clients by registering with the free Art Therapy Locator and Find-an-Art-Therapist Locator (don’t miss their special members only discount of $35 per year). Get listed and get noticed today!
Network through Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Take full advantage of the discounts on art supplies and other money saving programs available only to members.
These are just a few of the outstanding programs that you are welcome to receive through your annual membership. Most importantly, you’ll benefit from knowing that you are part of a creative, collaborative, and growing field that makes a substantial, positive impact on people’s lives every day.
I look forward to your active participation.
Mercedes ter Maat, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC
President, American Art Therapy Association