American Art Therapy Association


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American Art Therapy Association,

n.pr a national organization of professionals who believe that creative process involved in the making of art can help heal and enhance the quality of life.
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The American Art Therapy Association states that art therapy is a method to "restore a client's functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being.
She has received multiple honors from the American Art Therapy Association, and has published extensively on art therapy.
When someone who's depressed isn't in touch with their feelings, they may be able to project those feelings into the creative process and better understand their emotions," says Amanda Alders, president of the Florida chapter of the American Art Therapy Association.
The American Art Therapy Association defines the field in the following way: a creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages with the aim of resolving conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal skills, managing behavior, reducing stress, and increasing self-esteem and self-awareness (1).
The American Art Therapy Association describes it this way: "[A]rt therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development.
The second edition refers to the Ethical Principles for Art Therapists from the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and Code of Professional Practice of the Art Therapy Credentials Board (both included in the book), and takes into account changes to the Ethics Document of the AATA in 2003.
The American Art Therapy Association (1985) suggests that the arts can be used to both help children engage in healthy social behavior and increase receptivity to learning.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 17, 188-194.
becoming less concerned with outer appearances and events and more absorbed in internal reflection" according to art therapist Susan Spaniol in an editorial in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.
Art therapists are registered through the American Art Therapy Association upon completion of a masters-level program and 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience above and beyond graduate internships.
The expert panel of judges, assembled through ALFA's partnership with the American Art Therapy Association, met at ALFA offices to view the finalist works of art and choose the grand prize winner.
2014 Judges included La Ventana Clinical Director Carol Dietrich, RN, LMFT, RDT; Board Certified Art Psychotherapist and Professional Member of American Art Therapy Association Michelle Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CG; and Artist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Publisher of Gurze Books, Leigh Cohn, M.

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