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Art Therapy for Hurt Soldiers Expands to Belvoir
Coming January 2014! The American Art Therapy Association will release the latest in its series of career toolkits, "Art Therapy Services for Military Service Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families."
Emergency Trauma Recovery Resources
to assist you in providing art therapy services following natural and man-made disasters.
U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopt Resolutions Supporting Creative Arts Therapies:
Quoting from the resolutions: “The United States Conference of Mayors acknowledges the benefits of incorporating creative arts therapies into all forms of health care as a method to improve the quality and experience of health care delivery and to lower costs” and regarding the military, “urges Congress to designate funding to Department of Defense, TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs for Demonstration Projects for veterans and active military, increasing access to cost-effective creative arts services in healthcare treatment and programming for all military service men and women, veterans, their families and caregivers, in communities across the country.” Click here
Toolkits for Careers in Art Therapy developed in collaboration with leading employer groups to assist them to develop effective art therapy programs that produce results in growing career tracks.
The American Art Therapy Association partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation of America to develop this practice toolkit which provides art therapy information and resources for healthcare professionals as well as those individuals living with seizure disorders, their families, and caregivers. Please click here to access the toolkit
Art Therapy & Autism Spectrum Disorder: Integrating Creative Interventions
: New Resources for its Chapters, Caregivers, and People on the Autism Spectrum
The Autism Society of America
joined with the American Art Therapy Association to develop this toolkit which provides information and resources for healthcare professionals individuals on the Autism Spectrum, their families, and caregivers; practical guidance to assist in building or expanding an effective art therapy program; and, addresses some of the many opportunities for successful application and engagement of art therapy in ASD.
Art Therapy’s Notable Impact On Eating Disorders And Healthy Eating: Art Therapy’s Notable Impact on Eating Disorders and Healthy Eating
Art therapy offers a unique treatment option for individuals struggling with eating disorders. This toolkit provides information and program options for art therapists working with this population.
Art Therapy: Enhancing the Lives of Patients
Art Therapy Supporting Patient Care in Medical Settings: Toolkit.
Art therapy provides therapeutic, healing benefits for patients in hospitals and other medical settings. To view the Association’s newest Toolkit and study model programs and read how art is being used to aid healing, please click here.
Implement A Successful Art Therapy Program With Youth Affected By Traumatic Events & Health Challenges: Implement a Successful Art Therapy Program for Youth Affected by Traumatic Events and Health Challenges to initiate and enhance an art therapy program for young people that helps them build resilience, improve self-esteem and competence, and develop coping skills. Explore the many positive outcomes of an effective art therapy program.
Gain Important Education Outcomes: Implement a Successful Art Therapy Program within K-12 Schools
: K-12 Schools & Art Therapy - Gain Important Education Outcomes: Implement a Successful Art Therapy Program within K-12 Schools links art therapists, who provide professional and instructional services to students, with more than 13,000 public school systems nationwide in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators.
Older Adults & Art Therapy - Art Therapy: Enhancing the Lives of Older Adults provides links for senior living facilities, families, and community agencies to employ an art therapists for programs providing a safe, supportive, creative experience to help ease life transitions for older adults.
The Assisted Living Federation of America and the American Art Therapy launches “Resident Art Activities Best Practices Toolkit”
Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. This resource provides background information on the benefits of art therapy, and how it can help older adults work through their psychological issues to maximize both their psychological and physical health. Additionally, case studies of senior living communities that have successfully integrated art into their community’s activities have been included to provide successful ideas and programs to inspire your own art therapy program.
Launching and Managing Your Art Therapy Practice
. This Toolkit assists practicing art therapists, new professionals, and students structure their practice effectively. The step by step guide and connection to resources is intended to be a convenient way for members to begin and continue to build a successful private practice career in art therapy. New information and practice management resources will be added to this on-line resource going forward. Members only access.
The Association connects you to the important work of art therapists around the world who use the creative process to help people of all ages improve their health and well-being.
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The Association's more than 5,000 members are in communities around the world. For broadcasters, this means tremendous opportunities to localize your news. Many of our 40 chapters have personnel available to to help meet your media needs. To locate a local chapter, click here.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association is an informative member benefit that attracts a worldwide audience of art therapists who want to stay current in the field. Members receive the journal and archived issues FREE as part of their member benefits.
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