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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2 weeks ago

Michigan Association of Art Therapy

Last week the Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed an audience of high schoolers at the Turning Points USA High School Leadership Summit. In his remarks, the Attorney General made light of therapy dogs, art materials – specifically coloring books and playdough – art activities, and students who were encouraged to “draw about their feelings."

The AATA and the American Counseling Association (ACA) collaborated in writing a formal response to his speech, asserting that these “remarks were highly misguided and they further stigmatize young people who seek mental health services and ways to manage stress at a critical transitional time in their lives.” While art therapy was not specifically called out in the Attorney General’s speech, the AATA supports the inherent emotional benefits of art-making as well as the critical need for attention to mental health awareness and access to services on college campuses.

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Self expression and creative pursuits are good for you!

Hashem Al-Ghaili
Art and creativity can improve your health.
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1 month ago

Michigan Association of Art Therapy

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