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AATA Conference 2021

  • 23 Oct 2021
  • 19 Dec 2021


Shout Out to Our California Art Therapists!

*Conference Logo Art by Kathleen Fogel Richmond, LMFT, ATR-BC

AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference is Virtual

RECONNECTING AND VISUALIZING FUTURE PATHWAYS FOR ART THERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY


Registration is Now Open!


CONFERENCE DATES:  Saturday, October 23  |  Sunday, October 24  |   Saturday, December 18  |  Sunday, December 19 | Mid-Week Sessions During November


Let's celebrate art therapy in California and support our art therapists!  If you or someone you know is participating in the conference and would like to be added to our program list here, email Program Name, Description, Date, and Presenters to info@socalarttherapy.org.

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Saturday, October 23

TR-35 | PTSD & Art Therapy: Clinical Approaches & Cultural Humility for Trauma Recovery | Intermediate to Advanced | ATCB, NBCC, NY LCAT Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC

PTSD requires specialized strategies and art therapy approaches to support healing from interpersonal violence, microaggressions and transgenerational traumas. Participants will explore stages of trauma recovery: safety, mourning/remembering, and meaning- making/post-traumatic growth. Three trauma- focused art therapy protocols will be described as well as practical applications of cultural humility in trauma-focused art therapy.


Sunday, October 24

MC-2 | COVID-19 Experiences in Mexico, Israel, and U.S. through Cross-cultural Art Therapy Program | Intermediate to Advanced | ATCB, NY LCAT by Einat Metzl, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, RPT-S, Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Ana Laura Treviño

Three Art Therapy directors of a collaborative international summer program discuss how art therapy students were brought together to reflect on their Covid-19 experiences, explore cultural consideration of the pandemic and its aftermath, and work to serve communities through zoom supported art therapy paradigms in the US, Mexico, and Israel.

TA-63 | The Art of Memory Reconsolidation | Intermediate to Advanced | ATCB, NBCC, NY LCAT by Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR-BC

This presentation reviews the neuroscience of memory-based systems, while highlighting the potential of expressive arts practices for positive memory change and fear reduction. Arts protocols and interventions that demonstrate these principles focus on the role of art media. Case studies and empirically supported qualitative research examples will be provided.

RE-61 | Artmaking During a Global Pandemic: A Collaborative Autoethnography| Basic | ATCB, NY LCAT by Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Sarah Heller, MA, AMFT, Parisa Frost, MA, AMFT, and Eva Wang, MA, AMFT

Artmaking during pandemic could increase personal wellness, self-understanding, and emotional health. Themes explored through a collaborative autoethnography reveals the effects of the art process, materials on personal wellness. This dynamic ethnographic exploration reveals the power of artmaking during crisis. A virtual art gallery will be featured. Handout


Wednesday, November 17

MC-155 | On the DEI Journey with Cultural Humility in the Art Therapy Profession| ATCB, NBCC, NY LCAT by Louvenia Jackson, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC, and Tamela Blalock, MBA, CAE, CMP, DES

All are invited to attend this session. Registration details will be provided in the near future.


Saturday, December 18

 Plenary Session:Turning Up the Bullhorn: Challenging the Expected Outcomes of Art Therapists on Social Justice Issues in the Community, will be presented byBerenice Badillo, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Jennifer Clay, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC and Makeda “Dread” Cheatom.

This panel challenges how art therapists and arts activists collaborate with community entities to create spaces that amplify the voices of BIPOC. The panelists will discuss projects in alternative spaces in the community that include site specific art in bi-national regions, contemporary art museums, community colleges, and multicultural arts programming. 


SC-71 | Art for Peace: In Person and Online | Basic | ATCB, NY LCAT by Barbara Fish, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPC, Jill McNutt, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, ATRL, LPC, Caroline Heller, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCPC and Elizabeth Bryan Jacobs, Graduate Student

The Art for Peace Group was inspired by the events of September 11th, 2001. Since Covid-19, participants engage in artmaking online, supporting our ability to respond mindfully to personal and world events. This workshop offers the group through video conference and in person to support our intentional participation. 

 

Sunday, December 19

TR-72 | Art Therapy Trauma, Pain and Resiliency Drawing Protocols | Intermediate to Advanced | ATCB, NBCC, NY LCAT by Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR-BC, Rebecca Bokoch, Katherine Goodman and Julia McAnuff

The protocols have demonstrated significant decreases in the impact of trauma, in negative affect and in pain rating and increases in endorsed resiliency resources which were maintained at follow-up, in person, online and during the pandemic. Empirical and case studies art will illustrate the 10 years of research.

PP-137 | The Resilient Therapist: Applying Wisdom from Diverse Southern California Contemporary Arts Practice | Intermediate to Advanced | ATCB, NY LCAT by Teresa Grame, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT-S, PhD Candidate, Zulma Digaudio, PsyD, LMFT, ATR, RPT and Ingrid Jimenez, LMFT, ATR

This worksop will demonstrate studio arts approaches supporting therapist resilience during challenging times.  Arts-informed experiences, including those inspired by diverse contemporary Southern California artists, will be illustrated through examples.  Through use of art materials, participants will identify their own sources of resilience and a plan for continuing creative practice.

RE-97 | Personal Art-making and Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic | Basic | ATCB, NY LCAT by Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Schelsey Mahammadie-Sabet, Ilyse Lindsay and Nicole Rademacher, MFA, MA, AMFT

This presentation explores the role that personal art- making had on well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results of this art-based research study included an exploration of themes that emerged from a survey and art-response completed by professional artists.

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