The American Art Therapy Association Impacts School-Based Prevention and Intervention Services

This story and more in last week's issue of Art Therapy Today
Mar 14, 2016 12:05 PM ET
"Emergence" by Featured Member Nomita Advani

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.

Last week's issue of Art Therapy Today includes:

AATA's Role in School-Based Prevention and Intervention Services. The National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP) is a coalition of organizations of professionals working in schools to support student success. The American Art Therapy Association is pleased to be one of NASISP's 20 member organizations. This important affiliation enables the AATA to make a difference in school-age children's lives. NASISP aims to empower professionals, including art therapists, by encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration, and affirming our role in education's best practices and involvement in school improvement efforts. READ MORE

2016 Conference on Track to Be Largest Ever! Early Bird registration for this year's conference in Baltimore, MD, has broken all previous records and is shaping up to be a landmark event. There is still room for interested attendees, so register today. READ MORE

AATA Featured Member. Nomita Advani, MA, LCPAT, traces her experiences from art educator to art therapist and outlines how art making had such a powerful effect on her students. Today, Nomita works primarily with the Safe Start Program by providing services to children and adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence. Additionally, she contributes her time for art therapy work with children with neurological disorders through the non-profit, Karina Association, as well as with youth groups in the Choice Program in Baltimore, MD. READ MORE

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