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We are the leading association for the industry. We help professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. We provide continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to over 200 local and regional chapters.

Our independent non-profit association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession. Our strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of advocacy, diversity, education, and organizational excellence.

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From the Chair's Blog

Posted December 21, 2016 by Ms. Carol Ann Burtis, M.S., Art Therapy &
Members of the American Art Therapy Association now have complimentary online access to Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.   Just click on the link called Journal Access now for full access!  An additional new benefit:  members are eligible to subscribe to the International Journal of Art Therapy for a significant discount of only $40. This is the official journal of the British Association of Art Therapists.

As a member of AATA, you and your family are now eligible to join CommonWealth One Federal Credit UnionCommonWealth One traditionally charges lower fees, pays higher dividends on savings accounts, and has lower interest rates on loans than other financial institutions. Visit their website, https://www.cofcu.org/AAta/.

We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession.

We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.