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American Art Therapy Association’s Golden Anniversary

American Art Therapy Association’s Golden Anniversary

This year’s AATA Conference which is being held in Kansas City, MO is destined to be a celebration extraordinaire.  Not only do the presentations look outstanding, they encompass a wide range of topics, address current and historical issues, and provide a fresh look at the art therapy profession.   Each night is a celebration, beginning with the […]

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The Art Therapy Credentials Board 2018 Annual Report

The Art Therapy Credentials Board 2018 Annual Report

The ATCB’s 2018 Annual Report is now available on the ATCB website. The report provides a summary of activities and highlights from 2018. It includes wonderful artwork by ATCB credentialed art therapists and art therapy graduate students. We hope that you find the information useful. Click the link here to read the report. Please contact […]

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Advice for Interacting with Dueling Parents

Advice for Interacting with Dueling Parents

I have long told my counseling graduate students that the biggest problem in treating children is that they come with parents. Mental health professionals have to navigate not only the conflict between the parents but often their own difficult communication and interaction with one or both parents. Parents sometimes have undisclosed motives for bringing a […]

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The Value of Volunteering for the ATCB

The Value of Volunteering for the ATCB

Ever think about volunteering for the ATCB? Are you looking for ways to advance the art therapy profession? Would you consider writing questions for the ATCB Exam? These are questions we often ask ATCB credential holders. Perhaps you’ve been asked by ATCB staff at an art therapy conference, or you’ve been approached by a current […]

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Ensuring Cultural Awareness in Your Professional Activities

Ensuring Cultural Awareness in Your Professional Activities

As I write this blog I am preparing to participate in an art therapist group exhibition on the theme of “Our Art Therapy Identity.” My identity is strongly linked to being part of an immigrant family, which is reflected in the paintings I have chosen to display. In one, a young girl is juxtaposed with […]

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How to Determine if Temporary Inactive Status is For You

How to Determine if Temporary Inactive Status is For You

As a credential holder, there are times in life that present circumstances where you may need to use “Temporary Inactive Status.” This article outlines the procedures and answers questions to empower credential holders with the ability to make an informed decision. Over the past few years as liaison to the Credentialing Committee, there have been […]

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Considering Retirement? What You Need to Know

Considering Retirement? What You Need to Know

For art therapy credential holders, there are many milestones to be reached: from applying for the Provisional Registered Art Therapist Credential (ATR-Provisional) at the beginning of one’s art therapy career, to achieving ATR status, passing the Art Therapy Board Certification Exam, obtaining the ATR-BC, and then, one day, after a long and vibrant career, considering […]

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Do You Need a Professional Will: Ensuring Continuity of Care for Your Clients?

Do You Need a Professional Will: Ensuring Continuity of Care for Your Clients?

It is difficult to think about becoming incapacitated or dying (DeSpelder & Strickland, 2014); it’s not something most people think about, and that includes art therapists working with clients in private or group practice. What would happen to your clients if you were suddenly gone? For many art therapists working in well-established agencies or hospitals, […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Art Therapy Excellence

Celebrating 25 Years of Art Therapy Excellence

Over the past 25 years, the art therapy profession has evolved and deepened its commitment to ensuring quality educational experiences and credentialing processes which promote the competency of art therapists and protection of the public. Specifically, the ATCB was “born” in 1993 as a result of forward thinking art therapists who saw a broad picture […]

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A Look Back at the Development of our Professional Identity

A Look Back at the Development of our Professional Identity

By Charles Anderson, BFA, ATR I feel fortunate to have witnessed the evolution of art therapy over the many years of my career, including over 40 years at Menninger’s, and after that (while I am supposedly in my retirement) at the psychiatric unit of a major medical center. I have observed that our profession has […]

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