Art Therapy and Social Action
This sub-group of the Art Therapy Alliance is dedicated to discussing topics and ideas exploring the use of art as a form of social action, agent of change and to exchange ideas that promote art therapy's role in social justice issues. Join here.
Mindfulness and Art Therapy
This is a sub-group of the Art Therapy Alliance to explore the interface and application of Mindfulness and Art Therapy. It's a wonderful place to exchange sharings, questions, ideas around the spiritual dimension of Mindfulness, the application of mindfulness to contemporary psychotherapy, art therapy, creative arts, MBSR, DBT, ACT, Hakomi, Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy (FOAT) and more with various populations. Also, the application of Mindfulness for the therapist's self-care and development will also be explored. Please join in this wonderful dialogue and community! Join here.
Art Therapy & Autism
This subgroup of the Art Therapy Alliance is for members who are interested in discussing and learning about the complex population of Autism. There is a need and demand for innovative services that can give children on the autism spectrum the best chance to develop intellectually and socially, to discover their talents and to cope with their challenges. More art therapists are becoming involved in the treatment plans for these children and are looking to adapt methods and materials to accommodate the needs of this population. Within this group, explore the latest trends in therapeutic methods that are being used successfully and how we as art therapists can integrate creative modalities into proven techniques and strategies.
Art Therapy Student Networking Forum
This subgroup of the Art Therapy Alliance provides an
opportunity for students interested in art therapy or
enrolled in an art therapy educational program to
network with other students and art therapists, as
well as access resources related to the profession
Materials and Media in Art Therapy
Materials and Media in Art Therapy is a subgroup of the Art Therapy Alliance for members to discuss and exchange ideas related to a variety of media types and material approaches in relationship to the art therapist's work with different populations, settings, and personal art-making. Join here.
Independent Practice & Art Therapy
Professional art therapists who work in private practice, as contractors, or work independently with the support of grant funding can share resources, discuss ideas, and seek information related to this topic. Join here.
Art Therapy & Older Adults
with Neurodegenerative Disorders
Art Therapy & Older Adults with Neurodegenerative Disorders will provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas, articles, resources, news, and information relating to the older adult population. Art Therapy Alliance members interested in or currently working with older adults using art therapy are welcome to join in discussions or post questions. Join here.
Medical Art Therapy
Medical Art Therapy (MAT) is dedicated to spreading knowledge and creating dialogue about art therapy within the medical milieu. Medical art therapy includes work with individuals and groups affected by illness and disability, medical professionals and caregivers. This subgroup can explore interesting topics such as, but not limited to: holistic treatment, cell-level healing, disability theory, art making by patients in hospitals, homes and clinics, as well as the role of art therapy in health and wellness. Join here.
Trauma and Loss
Trauma and Loss is a subgroup of The Art Therapy Alliance
for art therapists to dialogue, share ideas and resources
related to art therapy, trauma, and loss issues. If this topic interests you, please join us!
International Art Therapy Research Collaborative
Are you interested in developing an art therapy research project? Have you collected data for an art therapy research project and would like to collaborate? Or just want to talk about art therapy research? Looking for interesting, relevant, and leading edge art therapy research and related studies on art and health, creativity, and therapeutic artmaking? This is a global think-tank for how we all can envision and contribute to art therapy research around the world. Bring your passion and ideas and let's talk! Make a request to join here.
Digital Art Therapy
Digital Art Therapy (DAT) is a sub-group for art therapists to
discuss practical ways to work with clients using technology.
This can include digital photo collage, animation, film making,
computer illustration, 3D drawing, e-zine, social networking
pages, digital photography, music video, online art therapy,
virtual world art therapy and more. Included will be ideas for art therapy techniques & directives, personal experiences and
International Art Therapy Organization [IATO]
Meet others from around the world who have a passion for the field of art therapy. Contribute to the discussion board, post events and news, and become part of a network that includes creative individuals from every continent. Get the latest news on international art therapy, stories about visual arts, creativity, and health, announcements about educational opportunities, distance learning, research collaborations, and conferences. Make a request to join here.