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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September 13, 2019
Healing with Art

If needed...

September 11, 2019
Mariners Inn | Detroit Performs Clip

Expressive therapies heal! This wonderful video features an extensive segment on art therapy with Michigan art therapist Karianne Spens-Hanna!

Mariners Inn utilizes art as part of the therapies to help heal the residents at the treatment center for substance abuse and homelessness. Episode 905/Segme...

September 9, 2019
Connecticut Families: How art therapy can help your child take control of their emotions

Connecticut is just one of the latest states to obtain art therapy licensure... 🙂

Art therapy recently received licensure in the state, giving it added credibility as the field is growing. News 8’s Sarah Cody heads to Madison to show us examples of how this creative therap…

September 5, 2019

Wish words...


August 30, 2019
Art program gives teens chance to paint mural at Bright Walls

Our own Erika Magers is the art therapist involved with this endeavor.

The teens are learning about mental health and coping strategies with an art therapist.

August 27, 2019
Creative pen pals wanted

Cool idea! Swap artwork with people all around the world!

Pen Pal Painting Exchange, is a new way to create art, while connecting with others in our global community. Order a kit, pick a theme, and send back your canvas. We will swap your work with another person. Then you are free to connect!

August 25, 2019
BAAT - The British Association of Art Therapists

From Great Britain...


By Neil Springham & Paul M. Camic

This article describes video-based observation of three mentalization-based treatment (MBT) art therapy groups in services for people who have received a diagnosis of personality disorder. Four focus groups (service user researchers, MBT trained psychologists, MBT trained art therapists, and the three art therapists who submitted videos) developed descriptions of the practice they observed on video. A grounded theory method was used to develop a proposition that if the art therapist uses art to demonstrate their attention, this tends to help potentially chaotic and dismissive groups to cooperate, whereas if the art therapist gives the appearance of passivity, it tends to increase the problematic interactions in the group.

#ArtTherapy #ArtTherapist #IJATInscape #PersonalityDisorder #BPD

This article has been made FREE ACCESS until the 31st December ... See more

August 21, 2019

MAAT would like to offer congratulations to our Assembly of Chapters Chair, Alison Maples, for receiving her ATR the end of last April. Also last month, MAAT Membership Chair Autumn Heddy-Reed and President-Elect Amber James both passed the ATCB national exam and now board certified! Great news!

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.

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