MAAT works to provide educational opportunities in art therapy, to promote public awareness of the field of art therapy and the therapeutic use of art by publicizing research and maintaining standards of clinical practice.

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Clawson, MI

October 10, 2019
Art Therapy Association of Colorado: ATACO

Take care of your inside as well as your outside 🙂

Today is World Mental Health Day. Let's spread awareness by sharing what we do to care take of our mental health!
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthday #arttherapy #arttherapists #colorado #arttherapyco

October 9, 2019
Nebraska Art Therapy Sunrise Review is Underway - American Art Therapy Association

Nebraska is on a roll! Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Nebraska Art Therapy Licensure Coalition for submitting their 65-page (184 including appendices!) questionnaire to initiate the sunrise review (407 Credentialing Review) by the Department of Health and Human Services to determine the need to regulate art therapy in Nebraska!

October 7, 2019
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

We eagerly await the award s announcement with our fingers crossed! I hope we get a grant to fund our much needed board retreat so we can continue building momentum! It's time to regroup and set new goals!

MCACA is excited to be making our FY20 grant awards announcement on October 18 at 10 am! Join us via Skype or in person. Info on our website, here:

October 6, 2019

This is where art therapy is threatened in the mix between LPCs and Psychologists. If this is added to HB 4325 LPCs who also have an Art Therapy degree/credential would not be allowed to assess clients using projective techniques (KFD, HTP...any art therapy assessment). This would open the door for psychologists to push legislation that would give them exclusive rights to using projective techniques. If this language is added it would close the door to art therapists practicing under a counseling license.

October 3, 2019
Featured Member: Karianne Spens-Hanna, M.Ed - American Art Therapy Association

Karianne Spens-Hanna is the featured art therapist in AATA's latest newsletter! Congradulations Karianne!

"I would tell someone who is interested in pursuing a career in art therapy to shadow Art Therapists, research the various places they could work, be prepared to pave your own path and possibly create a position for yourself, continue to make your own art, find ways to have quiet in your life throug...

October 3, 2019

Is anyone planning to go to Lansing tomorrow? I (Amber) will be there and I know there will be a few others.

October 1, 2019
Art Therapy and Non-First-Person Narratives

Giving space to the image and allowing distance to process

Shifting a pronoun can make all the difference.

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