Listening Sessions

  • Listening Session: Art Therapy Community Stakeholders and Interested Parties

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/27/2021 at 8:00 PM (EST)

    Organizations, groups, associations, companies, and individuals that can affect or be affected by the Association's or profession’s actions, objectives, and policies. Examples could be investors, Association employees & contractors, employers of art therapists, licensing & credentialing boards, Association collaborators, competitors, and consumers or communities impacted by art therapy.

    What is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Listening Session?

    A listening session is like a focus group: a facilitated discussion with a group of people, aimed at collecting information about their experiences, views, and responses to questions about topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    Group: Art Therapy Community Stakeholders and Interested Parties

    Organizations, groups, associations, companies, and individuals that can affect or be affected by the Association's or profession’s actions, objectives, and policies.  Examples could be investors, Association employees & contractors, employers of art therapists, licensing & credentialing boards, Association collaborators, competitors, and consumers or communities impacted by art therapy.

    Important Note on Participant Confidentiality

    Ground rules and guidelines are established in each group to help foster participant trust. Participants must agree to group confidentiality and not to take notes, photography, or audio and video recordings. 

    The DEI facilitator taking notes will use a method that provides a reporting of the overall group’s responses and themes but does not track or identify specific participants (i.e. who said what) but provides a reporting of the overall group’s responses and themes. Facilitator notes are available for participants to review and verify.

  • Listening Session: Art Therapy Education Practices

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/26/2021 at 8:00 PM (EST)

    Program Directors, Faculty, and Instructors of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctorate art therapy academic programs of colleges and universities in the United States. This group is open to educators who are not members of the AATA, as well as members of the Association who are involved in the teaching, advising, and development of department programming for students of art therapy.

    What is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Listening Session?

    A listening session is like a focus group: a facilitated discussion with a group of people, aimed at collecting information about their experiences, views, and responses to questions about topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    Group: Art Therapy Education Practices

    Program Directors, Faculty, and Instructors of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctorate art therapy academic programs of colleges and universities in the United States. This group is open to educators who are not members of the AATA, as well as members of the Association who are involved in the teaching, advising, and development of department programming for students of art therapy.

    Session is full. Please email kmichel@arttherapy.org with subject line "Listening Session" to be put on a waitlist. Include your name and the name of the Listening Session that you would be interested in. We will contact you if a space opens up.

    Important Note on Participant Confidentiality

    Ground rules and guidelines are established in each group to help foster participant trust. Participants must agree to group confidentiality and not to take notes, photography, or audio and video recordings. 

    The DEI facilitator taking notes will use a method that provides a reporting of the overall group’s responses and themes but does not track or identify specific participants (i.e. who said what) but provides a reporting of the overall group’s responses and themes. Facilitator notes are available for participants to review and verify.

  • Listening Session: Current and Former AATA Board of Directors Leadership and Honorary Life Members (HLMs)

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/25/2021 at 8:00 PM (EST)

    Individuals who are or have served on the American Art Therapy Association Board of Directors, including Past Presidents. This group is also open to recipients of the AATA’s highest award, Honorary Life Membership that recognizes leadership, major contributions, and an impactful influence in the field of art therapy.

    What is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Listening Session?

    A listening session is like a focus group: a facilitated discussion with a group of people, aimed at collecting information about their experiences, views, and responses to questions about topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    Group: Current and Former AATA Board of Directors Leadership and Honorary Life Members (HLMs)

    Individuals who are or have served on the American Art Therapy Association Board of Directors, including Past Presidents. This group is also open to recipients of the AATA’s highest award, Honorary Life Membership that recognizes leadership, major contributions and an impactful influence in the field of art therapy.

    Important Note on Participant Confidentiality

    Ground rules and guidelines are established in each group to help foster participant trust. Participants must agree to group confidentiality and not to take notes, photography, or audio and video recordings. 

    The DEI facilitator taking notes will use a method that provides a reporting of the overall group’s responses and themes but does not track or identify specific participants (i.e. who said what) but provides a reporting of the overall group’s responses and themes. Facilitator notes are available for participants to review and verify.