Art Therapy for Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families

Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, AATA President
Nov 11, 2016 8:30 AM ET
From left: Rusty Noesner, Melissa Walker, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, and Dr. Donna Betts <p>US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, October 6th. </p>

Art therapy helps Veterans and military service members. The evidence is building, and the public is taking notice. The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) dedicates this special report to America’s Veterans, and highlights the ways in which art therapy is improving their lives.

On October 6th, I attended an exhibit of art by military service members, “Unmasking the Trauma of War,” at the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters, in Washington, DC. The exhibit was prominently mounted in the main lobby, and remained on display throughout October. It was sponsored by the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care and the DoD National Intrepid Center of Excellence.

Click here to read the full report in Art Therapy Today.