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August 18, 2019
Michigan Association of Art Therapy's cover photo

Alcohol ink tiles experiential from our Summer Annual Meeting!

August 16, 2019
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation helps people with special needs in Metro Detroit

MAAT Secretary Mary Beth Seefelt is one of the art therapists who is a part of the FAR program. 🙂

A special group of children and adults is using art as therapy through the nonprofit FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation.

August 16, 2019

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August 11, 2019
Don Seiden: Art Therapist

A legend indeed... in memory of Don Seiden.

Shot back in 2008 for a documentary course at DePaul University.

August 9, 2019
Tee Major Fitness

As an art therapists, we should always try to be authentic as possible and be able check ourselves when necessary.

August 4, 2019
The Traumatic Impact and Aftereffects of Gun-Related Violence - American Art Therapy Association

Resources that address gun violence and its traumatic aftereffects.

April 11, 2019 As the nation’s leading non-profit organization for advancing the art therapy profession, the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) provides our members and the public we serve with important content to support the wellbeing of all individuals, families, and communities. The follo...

August 3, 2019

Exciting new developments for art therapy research!

A few weeks ago I was privileged to be invited to listen and respond to a series of arts therapy research “pitches” at HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Hands down, this randomized controlled trial puts all other art therapy research to date to shame. The complexity of this contribution by Dutch art therapist Suzanne Haeyan is unsurpassed; there is also finally a reliable instrument (Self-Expression and Emotional Regulation in Art Therapy Scale) that Suzanne and her team developed. Just passing this on because this research (summary published in Journal of Personality Disorders and several other journals) is an essential read.

July 28, 2019
Photos from Michigan Association of Art Therapy's post

We had a great time at our Professional Development panel yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out!

July 25, 2019
Peer Support Space

Even when you can't "see" it... 🙂

July 24, 2019
Casting the Last Goodbye: Art Therapy In the Dying Process - Sam's Fans

Art therapy and processing on how to say goodbye...

Read about legacy-making in art therapy and how hand-casting can be a way to say goodbye to loved ones. Blog post written by art therapist Jackie Kolenz!

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