The Minnesota Art Therapy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of art therapy in Minnesota.
"Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life affirming pleasures of making art.” ~ American Art Therapy Association
Art Therapy Program at
Adler Grad School in Mpls
Adler Graduate School’s unique course program integrates Adlerian theory and technique into the creative and expressive realm of art therapy. It will allow students to get specialized training in art therapy theory and practice that is integrated into a 63 credit clinical education in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT license eligible) or 69 to 81 Mental Health Counseling track (LPC/LPCC license eligible). The art therapy component consists of 9 courses (25 credits arwe AT specific) and a 700 hour fieldwork experience with 70 hours of supervision.
The Art Therapy Program is designed to meet the educational standards of the American Art Therapy Association. It will prepare students to work as Art Therapists and either Marriage and Family Therapists or Mental Health Counselors. Graduates will be eligible to apply to become a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) after completing post-degree work experience and supervision.
Coursework will utilize experiential and didactic methods of teaching to help students learn the essentials of art therapy theory and techniques with clients. Students will learn methods applicable for individuals, families and groups within a variety of work settings.
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MNATA is HOSTING
AATA Conference 2015!
We have a theme!
Bridging Cultural Terrains: Expanding the Lens of Art Therapy
The AATA conference chair, Jane Desousa and Barbara Florence will in in Mpls on Monday Sept. 15 and would like to meet with some the LAC on that day at 4:00 PM at the Hyatt Hotel on Nicollett Mall.
I hope some of you can make it.
To prepare for the meeting I would like to establish some sub-committees and identify leaders and committee members. Some of these are starting to become established. Please let me know if there is a particular committee you would like to be a part of.
Thank you all for your interest in this exciting conference project!
The symposium will be held November 16 - 17, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. It is designed to engage artists and healthcare providers who have an interest in building or expanding an arts and health practice.
ART THERAPY The Movie
Art Therapy: The Movie is a feature documentary about the innovative ways art is being used around the world to overcome emotional challenges and traumatic experiences. We’re profiling some incredible stories, including: a group of art therapy students traveling to the Dominican Republic to work with a group of orphans long forgotten about; art rehabilitation programs for inner-city youth in North America; and chronicling the devastation of natural disasters in Haiti and Japan and how art is helping in the healing process. Three journeys, three continents, and one ultimate goal – discovering the innovative ways art is being used to empower the human soul.
Help us make the film by backing us here on Kickstarter.
MNATA PO Box 582623 Minneapolis, MN 55458-2623