Current Issue of Art Therapy Today Features an Important Announcement from The American Art Therapy Association

Current Issue of Art Therapy Today Features an Important Announcement from The American Art Therapy Association

Image taken from "The Next Chapter: Altered Book Making Group for Pediatric BMT/Oncology Caregivers" by Hope Heffner and Abbien Crowley Ciucci

"You've Got Something in Your Teeth" by Margaret Prescott

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CAMPAIGN: Art Therapy in the News

CONTENT: Newsletter

Art Therapy Today provides readers with the most up-to-date information about The American Art Therapy Association's (AATA) activities, current news related to the art therapy profession, and announcements pertaining to events or opportunities provided by the AATA.

The AATA serves its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.

This issue includes:

An Important Notice from the AATA. In light of recent tragedies and incidents of terror around the world, the AATA acknowledges the dire circumstances and struggles affecting so many – our hearts and thoughts are with the peoples of all nations. We are reminded of the work to be done in communities across the globe in helping those directly impacted to cope with the aftermath and trauma caused by such events. We are also reminded of the positive impact of art and art therapy in the prevention of violence and teachings of peace. READ MORE

The Next Chapter: Altered Book Making Group for Pediatric BMT/Oncology Caregivers. Two art therapists at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss altered book-making as a way to address the needs of pediatric caregivers when their children are faced with life-altering diagnoses. READ MORE

Support a New Professional on Giving Tuesday: Your Donation Will be Matched. On this year's Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2015, join the AATA's Network for Good Campaign in raising funds to send up to 10 New Professional art therapists to next year's annual conference in Baltimore, MD. READ MORE

AATA Featured Member. Margaret V. Prescott, President of the Evergreen Art Therapy Association (EATA), discusses how the AATA and EATA has supported learning and enabled her to build bonds and friendships. She describes art as a "lifesaver" and reviews how her passion for art and helping others led her to art therapy. READ MORE

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