Featured Member: Nadia Paredes – 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. This week, we asked Nadia Paredes to share with us her experiences about what Hispanic Heritage Month means to … Read more

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: 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

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

Art Therapy for a Client Experiencing a Creative Block

Creative blocks can be experienced by a wide range of professionals (writers, musicians, artists, performers, designers, etc) and hobbyists. For a professional, it can be debilitating if their primary source of income is impacted by a creative block. Outside of professional creatives, having a creative block can also be difficult for anyone who uses creativity … Read more

Why Licensing Matters to the Future of Art Therapy as a Profession

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn April 21, 2022 | Margaret Carlock-Russo, Ed.D., LCAT(NY), ATR-BC, ATCS, Past President, American Art Therapy Association For a long while, even before art therapists first became licensed anywhere in the US, art therapists have been debating the value of professional licensure. Many of us who have been professionals in the field for … Read more

ACATE Council Position Open July 1 for an Art Therapy Practitioner

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn April 21, 2022 | Ron Hunt, DDS, MS, Chair, Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) is currently seeking applications and nominations for one (1) Practitioner position that will become open on July 1, 2022. Please consider applying or nominating someone whom you believe … Read more

Art Therapy for a Client with Trust Issues

Trust is a vital component of any secure relationship. ‘Trust issues’ is a colloquial term that stems from a lack of trust present in interpersonal relationships. We all carry a certain amount of distrust as we attempt to navigate uncertain situations with the view of seeking honest and truthful interactions. However, for some people, distrust … Read more

An Artist Welcomes You With the Tools of Play Therapy

As I traversed Dawning: dust, seeds, coplees, Seoul-born, New York-based artist Mimi Park’s environmental installation at Lubov, I noticed the gallerist duct taping a fresh battery to one of the two vibrating toothbrush heads — with pipe cleaner accents, they resembled fishing flies — that roamed a small clearing . “Coplee Swarm” (2022) is normally … Read more