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

March 22, 2019

Attention dual-degree art therapists! FYI: These types of jobs also highlight why art therapy needs to be licensed in the state of Michigan!

March 20, 2019
Arts Action Fund

Looking for woman artists!

Calling all WOMEN ARTISTS! United Airline's #HerArtHere contest deadline is 3/24. 6 finalists will receive their own gallery show plus 100K award miles and 2 winners will have the chance to paint a canvas like no other- an aircraft! Visit their website for more info. #WomensHistoryMonth

March 18, 2019
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Legislative Postcards

March 18, 2019

So MAAT just finished meeting with Representative Vaupel (District 47) who serves as the chair of the committee on Health Policy for the Michigan House of Representatives. Vaupel was supportive of our efforts, gave positive feedback on our progress and freely advised us of potential challenges for our bill. We are excited about next month and our Day On The Hill event! If you are able to attend please click on the link and follow the event instructions from there!

March 18, 2019
Fostering Creativity: Ennis Center for Children

A brief overview of art therapy as told by art therapists from across the United States.

A brief overview/video of the profession of Art Therapy by AATA (American Art Therapy Association) and handouts by Cathy Malchiodi and (2016 & 2018).

Fostering Creativity has two master's-level, credentialed Art Therapists who oversee all therapeutic arts programming @ Ennis Center's Flint and Detroit locations, in addition to facilitating individual art therapy sessions.

The program partners with a number of professional art therapists and skilled artists to provide art therapy and therapeutic arts groups to children affected by foster care/out-of-home placement (Flint & Pontiac) and youth involved in the juvenile justice system (Detroit).

March 12, 2019
Children's Center helps kids overcome mental illness through art

Cindy Read is a MAAT member and a Board-Certified Art Therapist doing great work at the Children's Center. We wish Fox would've shown her hard-earned credentials. 🙂

Art is everywhere at the Children's Center, from the clothing closet where families can shop to the library where kids create the book covers on the walls. From Monet to Van Gogh to a Bert and Ernie Picasso - kids are learning, creating and communicating through art.

March 10, 2019
Meet MAAT Members

Mary Beth Seefelt, MA, ATR

Mary Beth Seefelt is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree from The University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in the field and has served a wide variety of populations as an Art Therapist, including: homeless LGBTQ youth, inpatient infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS, the elderly, Holocaust survivors, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, homeless women and their children, victims of domestic violence, and youth and adults with mental health challenges. She has also supervised graduate art therapy students from UIC and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was an adjunct associate professor in the art therapy program at UIC for a number of years before returning to Michigan. Mary Beth also enjoys supervising new professionals who are working towards receiving their ATR credentialing.
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March 9, 2019
American Art Therapy Association

Support the Creative Arts Therapies!

How are you celebrating #CATW2019 this week? We celebrate this annual recognition of creative arts therapies with our National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations colleagues: American Music Therapy Association, Inc., American Dance Therapy Association, North American Drama Therapy Association, National Association for Poetry Therapy, and American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama-ASGPP

Use #CATW2019 on social media this upcoming week to show your support and spread awareness about the benefits of the creative arts therapies!

March 7, 2019

Legislative Postcards

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