My Journey Exploring Medical Art Therapy for Burn Care: From Practice to Applied Research

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn By Bani Malhotra, MA, ATR-BC Working with a burning patient in India. Medical art therapy is a rapidly growing subspecialty of art therapy. Art therapists all over the world work in different medical settings, providing a range of services to children and adults in hospitals, outpatient clinics, palliative care settings, or community … Read more

Featured Member: Barbara van der Vossen, ATR-P, LGPC

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The American Art Therapy Association represents a diversity of professionals, students, and organizations across the nation. We recognize and celebrate the work of our members at all levels through our Featured Member series. September 8, 2022 “Everyone longs to feel acknowledged and understood, and the art medium makes that connection process all … Read more

Featured Member: shanina dionna – American Art Therapy Association

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The American Art Therapy Association represents a diversity of professionals, students, and organizations across the nation. We recognize and celebrate the work of our members at all levels through our Featured Member series. August 25, 2022 “I never sought out to be an advocate let alone a therapist when I started this … Read more

First Open-Air Clay Art Studio for Community Members Affected by the Marshal, Co., Fire

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn By Michael Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC Volunteers Laura Fessenden, Jordan Yates, Zoe Schlanger, Jennifer Blanchard, and Kelsey Geiger Naropa University art therapy professor Michael Franklin, program graduates Jordan Yates and Zoe Schlanger, MA Art Therapy candidate Kelsey Geiger, and Moxie Bread Company volunteers, together coordinated our first Open-Air Clay Art Studio (OACAS) for … Read more

Featured Member: Matthew Chernaskey, MA, ATR

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The American Art Therapy Association represents a diversity of professionals, students, and organizations across the nation. We recognize and celebrate the work of our members at all levels through our Featured Member series. August 11, 2022 What excites (or inspires) you most about your job right now? “Boyfriend Material.” Graphite pencil and … Read more

Featured Member: Martina E. Efodzi, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, LPC

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The American Art Therapy Association represents a diversity of professionals, students, and organizations across the nation. We recognize and celebrate the work of our members at all levels through our Featured Member series. July 28, 2022 What excites (or inspires) you most about your job right now? “Aya: Bouncing Back from Adversity.” … Read more

AATA Statement on the US Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn June 30, 2022 The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) is writing in response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that eliminates the constitutional right for individuals to access abortion services and rejects nearly a half century precedent. No matter where one stands on this issue, … Read more

Art Therapy for a Client with Dissociation Issues

The core definition of dissociation, within a psychological context, refers to the extent to which we disconnect from our consciousness. Dissociation can exist along a spectrum. On one end of the spectrum, the existence of dissociation may represent a client disconnecting from their experiences where they report feeling separated from themselves, their relationships, and their … Read more

Using Art Therapy in a Large Organisation

Workplaces can sometimes be a melting pot of stress, conflict, and subsequent anxiety. Introducing programs that aim to reduce these experiences has a significant impact on reducing stress, absenteeism, and high employee turnover. It also helps improve job satisfaction and productivity. Art therapy has shown to be beneficial in providing tools to combat stress and … Read more

Featured Member: Megan VanMeter, MA, LPC (AZ), LMHC (IN), LPC-AT/S (TX), ATR-BC

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The American Art Therapy Association represents a diversity of professionals, students, and organizations across the nation. We recognize and celebrate the work of our members at all levels through our Featured Member series. June 2, 2022 What excites (or inspires) you most about your job right now? I launched a private practice … Read more