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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June 20, 2019
The Effectiveness of Art Therapy for Anxiety in Adult Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A recently published high quality study on anxiety and art therapy

Objectives: Art therapy as a treatment option for anxiety is regularly employed in clinical practice, but scientific evidence for its effectiveness is lacking, since this intervention has hardly been studied. The aim was to study the effectiveness of art therapy (AT) on anxiety in adult women. The s...

June 19, 2019
New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA)

Good for you New York!!! Thank you for being a trailblazer in the field!

Senate Bill S3421A
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health practitioners eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program!! This includes services provided by the scope of practice of a mental
health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist, and psychoanalysts. This is a huge movement within the field of mental health and for all LCATs in New York State. Please continue to share the news with your employers, clients, and outreach programs to increase the reach of LCATs across New York! #arttherapy #medicaidcoverage

June 17, 2019
Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal

This National Geographic article and images from 2015 strongly convey the power of art therapy, especially to people who have little knowledge of what art therapy is. These masks (made by veterans who suffered from trauma) were created in the art therapy program at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda. These masks are moving, beautiful and painful and it's why we always stress that having a qualified art therapist is essential in order to make sure to "do no harm" when engaging in art therapy practice.

This photo series originally appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine. Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often ret...

June 17, 2019
The Paris of the Midwest: Finding Art in the Post-Industrial Ruins

Wayne State (which offers the only accredited graduate art therapy program in Michigan) is in the heart of Detroit. Many of us who graduated from there have been heavily influenced by the art and culture of social justice of the city...

The after-math of the industrialization era in the U.S. is not a new story to be told. In fact, the effects of large factories and a once…

June 12, 2019
State takes over reporting on arts' economic impact in Michigan, at least for now

Interesting data about the arts in Michigan

Breadcrumb Home Arts & Culture June 10, 2019 05:37 PM State takes over reporting on arts' economic impact in Michigan, at least for now Sherri Welch Tweet Share Share Email More Print Arts advocate Creative Many tracked impact since 2010-11, will shut down this month Most recent report showed nearly...

June 11, 2019
Meet MAAT Members

Amy Rostollan-Hamman is a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC), with a Master’s of Education Degree in Art Therapy from Wayne State and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Amy has previously worked for eight years at Acadia Stonecrest Center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Detroit and served as Team Lead for the Activities Department. She is currently Assistant to the Director and Art Therapist at the Ennis Center for Children in Detroit, Michigan. Amy works with young individuals who have been affected by foster care, and the juvenile justice systems. She has also helped facilitate the Fostering Creativity Programs in both Pontiac and Flint, Michigan. Amy has experience training interns from Wayne State University and has participated in supervising new professionals who are working towards attaining their credentials. Presently, she is serving as acting President for the Michigan Association of Art Therapy. Amy feels the act of art making, ... See more

June 10, 2019

Wow! Thanks for the love everyone! 700 likes!

June 10, 2019
Creative Many’s closure will leave statewide gap in arts advocacy


Breadcrumb Home Nonprofit June 09, 2019 06:35 AM Creative Many’s closure will leave statewide gap in arts advocacy Sherri Welch Tweet Share Share Email More Print Detroit-based Creative Many to cease operations at end of June Closure follows inability to find way to support operations as well as p...

June 10, 2019
‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey

Reaching out to students before it's too late...

Schools can be hesitant to screen students for mental health issues if school resources aren't available for follow-up care. But one district found ways to work with community organizations and mental health providers to identify and help those in need.

June 6, 2019
Connecticut Art Therapy Association - CATA

Fantastic Connecticut! Michigan hopes to follow in your footsteps!

We did it!!! 💖🎉 #cata #aata #arttherapy #arttherapist #arttherapylicense

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