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.
Michigan Association of Art Therapy shared Ontario Art Therapy Association's post.
2 weeks ago
From our neighbors to the north... ... See MoreSee Less
Michigan Association of Art Therapy shared ArtSoul Therapy's post.
2 weeks ago
Open Studio at ArtSoul Therapy!Reserve your spot for our next open studio on July 10th, or August 14th! ... See MoreSee Less
Michigan Association of Art Therapy shared Abdullah Hammoud's post.
3 weeks ago
In support of our licensure protection bill HB6098! Thank you Representative Abdullah Hammoud!!We should use every tool that we can to address mental health. Art therapy is an awesome and effective practice that helps people with with things like PTSD and behavior disabilities to overcome their illness. This Spring, I rolled out a bill that would allow art therapists to legally practice in Michigan.
The sculpture below is titled “Veteran with PTSD” by Peter J. Buotte, MFA, MPS, and is digitally-printed on granite base, from 2016. The artist, a veteran and practicing art therapist himself, has used art therapy to help other veterans address physical and mental wounds from their time in service.
His statement on the origin of this piece:
“The Spirit of Survival is a nationwide sculpture program which seeks Wounded Warriors to voluntarily pose as a sculpture. The intent is to provide honor and dignity to today’s Veteran who was physically and-or mentally wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. It acknowledges the reality of invisible wounds and includes Veterans of all services, ranks, genders, ages, and heritages." ... See MoreSee Less