Please visit the 2014 Annual Conference Proceedings website, where you can download abstracts, review the program, and if you attended, request your Continuing Education Certificate (CEC).

Also, be sure to submit your 2015 Proposal online! Proposals are due August 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Click here to learn more.

We invite you to attend The American Art Therapy Association’s 45th Annual Conference in San Antonio, July 9-13, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio located on the River Walk

The theme of the 45th Annual Conference, Art Therapy: Trailblazing the Future, will focus on the latest innovations in art therapy practice and cutting-edge research in the field. The conference will provide a forum for attendees to visualize what the future of art therapy can look like for both the therapist and the client. Presentations will bring together the latest theories and methods that demonstrate how art therapists can grow, become energized, and promote the profession of art therapy in a competitive environment

Plenary Sessions & Keynote Speakers
The conference includes three plenary sessions to be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. Ellen Dissanayake, a world renowned scholar in anthropology and the study of art and culture will open the 2014 Annual Conference on Thursday, July 10. Her observations on how the subject of art is elevated through artwork and then carries special significance to the artist and the viewer provides the provocative subject of some of her many publications. Her life experiences in Africa, the Asia Pacific region, and North America impart a global perspective on the significance of art across cultures. A keynote presenter at the American Art Therapy Association's 1994 Annual Conference, after 20 years Ms. Dissanayake returns to update the Association on her work during the past two decades! Stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the coming weeks. Photo of Ellen Dissanayake, courtesy of Ingrid Barrentine

Attend Dynamic Educational Sessions - This premier event offers more than 160 educational sessions on the latest art therapy techniques and programs conducted by the field's leading credentialed art therapists, and information-packed plenary sessions featuring keynotes by nationally recognized experts

Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) - The conference provides attendees access to more than
180 educational sessions, where more than 32 CECs can be earned! All educational sessions qualify for CECs
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Develop Career Connections - Excellent networking opportunities are infused throughout the conference to connect you to resources in the healthcare field that will help develop your career

Who Should Attend? Art Therapists ▪ Artists ▪ Healthcare Professionals ▪ Veteran's Groups ▪ Educators ▪ Mental Health Professionals ▪ Therapists ▪ Counselors ▪ Researchers ▪ Graduate and Undergraduate Students ▪ Those interested in learning more about art therapy



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