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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/14/2024

    Join Aishwerya K. Iyer, ATR, MA for the 2nd of the 2024 three-part Ethics Series. Eligible for 2.0 CEU hours.

    About the Event

    Session Description: Ethical and effective art therapy is culturally relevant and culturally responsive. Based on her experience as an art therapist in the US and teaching in the first Master's art therapy program in India, Aishwerya K.Iyer, ATR, MA will examine the historical contexts of art therapy, approaches to art and mental health, and cultural values and frameworks in the two countries. Themes, similarities, and differences that are revealed can offer new insights, deepen understanding, promote collaboration, and contextualize art therapy, translating into cultural competence and ethical art therapy practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion, Participants will be able to:
    1. Compare and contrast the history, development, and practice of art therapy in both countries.
    2. Develop a deeper understanding of the factors shaping art therapy.
    3. Use the insights gained to provide ethical and culturally competent art therapy services.

    Registration Information

    Registration fees are $52 for AATA members and $82 for non-members.
    Attendees receive 2 CE credits.

    Aishwerya K. Iyer

    ATR, MA


    Aishwerya K. Iyer, ATR, MA is a registered art therapist from Rochester, Michigan. She works as an art therapist in the inpatient behavioral unit at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan. She also teaches online in the MFA Art Therapy program at MIT- ADT University, Pune, India. Aishwerya graduated with an M.Ed in Art Therapy from Wayne State University and also has an M.A in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pune, India.

    Before coming to the US and embarking on the art therapy journey, Aishwerya taught undergraduate psychology in Pune, India, and also taught at a school in Dubai, UAE. As an artist, Aishwerya's sense of aesthetics is very influenced by Indian culture and heritage as well as her training in Indian classical dance. She enjoys exploring different art media but is drawn to clay and has recently started exploring pencil portraiture.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Dr. Mercedes Ballbé ter Maat Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC, HLM for the 1st of the 2024 three-part Ethics Series. Eligible for 2.0 CEU hours.

    About the Event

    Session Description: Using the American Art Therapy Association (2013) Ethical Principles for Art Therapists and the Art Therapy Credentials Board (2021) Code of Ethics, Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures as the basis for art therapy ethical practice, this presentation is intended to assist participants in exploring ethical and legal concepts related to the practice of art therapy services, whether remotely, using a video/conference platform, the telephone, or text/email. This involves addressing ethical decision-making models, moral principles and personal values, self-care, practicing within the art therapist’s area of expertise, cultural sensitivity, knowledge of licensing laws, and professional boundaries. Participants will engage in activities regarding a series of topics, including federal and state laws/statutes, ethical codes, the use of technology in art therapy and counseling, telehealth platforms, and personal values. HIPAA, FERPA, the counseling interstate compact, and other key legislation will be discussed with emphasis on art therapy and telehealth. This presentation meets the CEU requirement for art therapy credentialing.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion, participants will be able to:
    1. Name and recognize the pertinent AATA and ATCB ethical guidelines and codes of conduct that pertain to the practice of art therapy, including practicing remotely.
    2. Name and recognize at least 5 moral principles, boundary issues, cultural considerations, and personal values that affect art therapists when engaging in service delivery.
    3. Learn and name federal, state, and inter-state legislation that rule and impact the practice of telehealth services, including the practice of art therapy.

    Registration Information

    Registration fees are $52 for AATA members and $82 for non-members.
    Attendees receive 2 CE credits.

    Mercedes Ballbé ter Maat

    Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC, HLM


    Dr. Mercedes Ballbé ter Maat is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Before joining NSU, she was the director of the school counseling graduate program at the George Washington University, Alexandria, VA campus and an assistant professor at Virginia Tech. She has over 33 years of combined working experience as a counselor educator, mental health counselor, school counselor, and art therapist.

    Dr. ter Maat participates in local, state, national, and international leadership undertakings in the fields of mental health counseling, school counseling, and art therapy, and has presented and published articles and book chapters on topics related to multicultural counseling, ethics, motivational interviewing, and the use of art in counseling and therapy. She actively participates in humanitarian work, most recently in Peru, Argentina, Swaziland, and Lebanon. Her research interests are enhancing the quality of life of immigrants, minority families, and refugees in crisis by identifying risk and promoting protective factors through school and community-based interventions.

    She is a past president of the American Art Therapy Association, the European Branch of the American Counseling Association, and the Croatian Art Therapy Association. Dr. ter Maat is a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified/registered art therapist.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Tsz Yan "Winnie" Wong, MAATC, ATR-BC, LPC for a session on the impact of cultural identities and sociopolitical context on individuals' sense of belonging and well-being. Eligible for 2.0 CEU hours.

    About the Event

    In this session, Winnie will share how personal objects, such as a pen, crystal bracelet, or storage hard drive, carried by these individuals on their journeys, serve as focal points to unravel their complex emigration stories in their unique sociocultural contexts. Alongside her interviews with the participating Hong Kongers, she delves into the art of papermaking, a creative and reflective process that not only uncovers the nuanced insights deeply resonant with their experiences but also intertwines with her evolving understanding of the concept of home.

    In addition to her research, Winnie will share examples of how personal objects and stories have been utilized in community-based creative initiatives during the pandemic and the 2020 US election, fostering a sense of interdependence and resilience in uncertain times.”

    Participants will leave with a better understanding of the emergent themes and practical implications of Winnie’s research; including embracing cultural heterogeneity, creating space for ambivalence and non-belonging, and fostering “Emergent Well-being”—a strategy that centers the unique perspectives of emigrants navigating their identities and experiences. 

    Registration Information

    Registration fees are $52 for AATA members and $82 for non-members.
    Attendees receive 2 CE credits.

    Tsz Yan Winnie Wong

    MAATC, ATR-BC, LPC


    Tsz Yan Winnie Wong is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, an EMDR-trained clinician, supervisor, educator, researcher, and artist. Winnie's research centers on cultural identities and differences in art therapy practice. Her art practice examines collective recovery and is presented through participatory art and site-specific installations, with her recent work exploring emigration and home through papermaking. 


    With over fourteen years of diverse experience spanning institutions and communities in Singapore, India, Hong Kong, and the USA, Winnie currently practices at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. There, she applies anti-oppressive frameworks rooted in critical feminisms and relational-cultural theory, offering trauma-informed art therapy to survivors of sexual violence across all age groups. In addition to providing professional training on crisis intervention, Winnie is an active participant in both national and international art therapy discourses, contributes as a reviewer for the American Art Therapy Association conference proposals, and serves on the Cook County human trafficking task force subcommittee. Winnie was also the founder of Dialogue in Art, an open community studio in Hong Kong dedicated to serving underserved youth.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Michelle "Starr" Starling, M.Ed., MA, LPC, ATR-P for a session on developing & implementing an art therapy program designed to support African American Women's mental health and wellness. Eligible for 2.0 CEU hours.

    About the Event

    Women, and African American/Black women in particular, are experiencing mental health problems at alarming rates. But compared to their white counterparts, African American/Black women are only half as likely to seek help. As the African American/Black community continues to struggle with overcoming the stigma around mental health care, art therapy can be a more welcoming option. Art therapy does not carry some of the same stigmas that talk therapy does. Furthermore, art-making encourages self-exploration and self-expression in ways that may feel less intrusive or judgmental.

    This session will focus on the development and implementation of an art therapy program designed to support the mental health and wellness of African American/Black women. Michelle "Starr" Starling will explore cultural challenges, barriers to seeking mental health care, and usage disparities among African American/Black women associated with mental health services. Attendees will be guided through the results of a Thematic Content Analysis of four emergent themes and engage in a culturally enriched art task.

    Registration Information

    Registration fees are $52 for AATA members and $82 for non-members. Attendees receive 2 CE credits.

    Michelle "Starr" Starling

    M.Ed., MA, LPC, ATR-P

    Founder of Supportive Optimistic Sisterhood (S.O.S)


    Michelle “Starr” Starling is a self-taught painter and mixed-media/ mosaic artist from Cleveland, Ohio. Starr is the founder of Supportive Optimistic Sisterhood (S.O.S), which is an art therapy and wellness group designed to introduce African American Women to the healing benefits of art therapy. Starr was selected as the first recipient of the Mickie McGraw Fellowship Towards Diversity in Art Therapy at Art Therapy Studio. During this Fellowship, she assisted in negotiations with the local school district and facilitated art therapy groups with inner-city students. Starr worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist and counselor within a community-based agency.


    Starr completed her Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy (LPC-ATR-P) from Ursuline College, where she was awarded the St. Hildegard of Bingen: Excellence in Therapeutic Creativity Award. Starr worked as a teacher within the Cleveland Metropolitan School district for over 15 years and holds a Master’s degree in Education (M. Ed) from John Carroll University. Starr earned her B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law from Wilberforce University (HBCU).


    Starr utilizes her artistic abilities to help reduce the cultural stigma associated with mental health services within her community. Starr’s long-term goal is to assist in supporting the emotional needs of African American women by providing access to art therapy/ therapeutic art services within traditional and nontraditional settings across the city of Cleveland.

  • Contains 3 Product(s)

    This 3-part CEU series on Supervision, featuring Dr. David E. Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, and Dr. Bani Malhotra PhD, ATR-BC. Drawing upon theoretical perspectives, clinical viewpoints, and personal experiences, these sessions on Art Therapy Supervision will be presented through dynamic dialogue and informal interchange, between the presenters and with the participants.. Each 2-hour virtual session can be purchased individually or as a 6-hour bundle.

    This 3-part CEU series on Supervision, featuring Dr. David E. Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC, ATCS, and Dr. Bani Malhotra PhD, ATR-BC. Drawing upon theoretical perspectives, clinical viewpoints, and personal experiences, these sessions on Art Therapy Supervision will be presented through dynamic dialogue and informal interchange, between the presenters and with the participants.
    SESSION 1: Collaborative Essentials - Establishing and Fostering a Dynamic Supervisory Experience

    In this first session, facilitator Dr. David Gussak will provide a comprehensive overview of the professional, ethical, and interpersonal considerations when establishing, developing, and maintaining a supervisory relationship to best cultivate the burgeoning identity of the developing art therapist.

    SESSION 2: Synergistic Consultation - Fostering Collaborative Relationships with Current Supervisors and Mentors

    In this second session, Dr. David Gussak and Andrea Davis will discuss the benefits of establishing approaches and strategies to support and nurture existing art therapy clinical supervisors, and various methods and processes to foster this all-important collaboration.

    SESSION 3: Harmonizing Perspectives - Fostering and Nourishing an Inclusive Mentoring Dynamic in Art Therapy

    In this third session, Dr. David Gussak and Dr. Bani Malhotra will draw upon their past collaborations to discuss the differences between supervision and mentoring while clarifying the particular value and benefits of a co-evolving mentoring dynamic. The potential challenges and opportunities of a mentoring relationship between people of different cultural identities will be further explored.

    Each 2-hour virtual session can be purchased individually or as a 6-hour bundle.
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this third session, Dr. David Gussak and Dr. Bani Malhotra will draw upon their past collaborations to discuss the differences between supervision and mentoring while clarifying the particular value and benefits of a co-evolving mentoring dynamic. The potential challenges and opportunities of a mentoring relationship between people of different cultural identities will be further explored.

    Part three of our three-part 2024 Supervision Series.

    In this third session, Dr. David Gussak and Dr. Bani Malhotra will draw upon their past collaborations to discuss the differences between supervision and mentoring while clarifying the particular value and benefits of a co-evolving mentoring dynamic. The potential challenges and opportunities of a mentoring relationship between people of different cultural identities will be further explored.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this second session, Dr. David Gussak and Andrea Davis will discuss the benefits of establishing approaches and strategies to support and nurture existing art therapy clinical supervisors, and various methods and processes to foster this all-important collaboration.

    Part two of our three-part 2024 Supervision Series.

    In this second session, Dr. David Gussak and Andrea Davis will discuss the benefits of establishing approaches and strategies to support and nurture existing art therapy clinical supervisors, and various methods and processes to foster this all-important collaboration.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this first session, the presenters will review how art therapy supervision is essential to professional identity and skill development. Participants will explore the supervision relationship and how to guide this relationship through a developmental model of supervision.

    Part one of our three-part 2024 Supervision Series.

    In the first session, the presenters will review how art therapy supervision is essential to professional identity and skill development. Participants will explore the supervision relationship and how to guide this relationship through a developmental model of supervision. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    A quick guide to assist members with submitting a 2024 Call For Proposal.

    Need some help navigating the 2024 Call For Proposal process? 

    We've got you covered with this short and helpful video.

    Please note: This content is not CE-eligible.

    Meredith Ashley

    Policy and Communications Coordinator

    American Art Therapy Association

    Meredith Ashley, Policy and Communications Coordinator, contributes to AATA’s internal and external communications and works with members to create grassroots campaigns for art therapy licensure within their state. Prior to her current role, Meredith served as an Intern with Virginia Tech Football Player Engagement, where she played a key role in organizing social and networking events and contributed to their alumni newsletter. Beyond her internship, Meredith has demonstrated proficiency in digital marketing, product design, and project management through her leadership as the Director of Hokie Effect where she designed and marketed the Hokie Effect t-shirts to fund the Undergraduate Student Senate. Graduating in 2023 with a degree in Political Science and minors in Spanish and Sociology, Meredith is fueled by a passion for empowering others to actively engage in politics and demystifying advocacy.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    The Art of Proposal Development: Basics and Strategies for Success presented by Nadia F. Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR & Carolyn Brown Treadon, Ph.D., ATR-BC, ATCS.

    The Art of Proposal Development: Basics and Strategies for Success presented by Nadia F. Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR & Carolyn Brown Treadon, Ph.D., ATR-BC, ATCS.

    Join us for an informal session on proposal writing. Bring your questions to ask presenters and fellow AATA members during this interactive session. We want to make this process as inclusive and welcoming as possible. Whether you're a first-time proposal writer or a seasoned conference presenter looking for a refresher, we hope that this information session will make the proposal process less daunting.

    Please note that this session is not CEU-eligible and is available to AATA members only.

    Dr. Carolyn Brown Treadon

    PhD, ATR-BC, ATC

    Carolyn Brown Treadon (she/her) is the current Conference Program Chair and Coordinator for the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Pennsylvania Western University. She has been a part of the Conference Committee for the past 10 years and is in her final term.

    Carolyn is a Registered and Board Certified art therapist (ATR-BC), and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS). Before entering academia, Carolyn provided art therapy services in alternative schools and outpatient settings.  She served as the clinical supervisor of a community-based mental health clinic. During that time, she had the privilege of supervising art therapy interns as well as interns from other disciplines.

    Her published research includes topics on utilizing art museums in the therapeutic process and using the art therapy process to alter individual's perceptions and attitudes. She continues to explore how using resources such as the museum and other experience-based practices can be utilized to further students' knowledge acquisition during their training to become art therapists. 

    As an artist, Carolyn likes to explore the layering of traditional and non-traditional materials, painting, and building.

    Nadia F. Paredes

    MA, LMFT, ATR

    Through her expressive arts programs, Nadia Paredes helps people connect with their inner creativity and empower their minds and souls. Nadia founded Nadia Paredes - Creative Studio, a bilingual resource for empowering, healing, and artistic inspiration. With expertise and training as an Art Therapist, Intuition Painting Facilitator, and Licensed Martial and Family Therapist, she creates programs for transformation, creativity, and art-making as a mindfulness practice. Nadia also works in corporate wellness as a speaker and workshop facilitator and is an Adjunct Professor and Art Therapy Supervisor at Loyola Marymount University.