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.


Clawson, MI

Congratulations to Arizona for receiving their title protections!!Thanks to all those who attended our Meet and Greet on Sat. We were able to virtually connect our Phoenix and Tuscon locations to celebrate the successful passage of SB 1434 for title protection and hiring standards for art therapy practice in Arizona! Congratulations to AzATA members who helped make this happen!! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Arizona for receiving their title protections!!

2 weeks ago

Michigan Association of Art Therapy

Art as part of the grieving process and symbol of mourning...Motoi Yamamoto was in art school when he lost his younger sister to brain cancer. Studying oil painting at the time, there were any number of ways the young artist could have chosen to honor his sister’s passing and speak to the loss her absence had created. Painting her portrait in oils, for instance, could have provided him with a sense of closure. Most acts of creation, after all, typically contain a beginning period, a middle and an end. You make a piece and then move on.
But Yamamoto went in a completely different direction...

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Art as part of the grieving process and symbol of mourning...

Starting soon... led by our own Kelly Darke!

Art + Brain = HappinessJun 28, 6:00pmMindful Art CenterThe 6 week art therapy intensive that combines art and neuroscience to improve your overall well-being (increase happiness!) is starting on Wednesday, June 28 at 6pm to 7pm. Each Wednesday we will work on a new art process that you can use every day to help reduce your anxiety, and on the final meeting we will discuss our successes and challenges of working on this process every day.
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Art + Brain = Happiness

3 weeks ago

Michigan Association of Art Therapy


Annual Summer MAAT MeetingJun 10, 11:00amDownriver Council for the ArtsIts that time again...
Time for another MAAT meeting and what a meeting this will be! Fresh from our strategic planning event, we are excited to share the results and how you can be more involved. We will discuss future member involvement/interaction, the Royal Oak board retreat, our recent Beaumont health fair event, the national conference and more! As always, we will be serving refreshments and planning an art experiential. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
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Annual Summer MAAT Meeting