Minnesota Art Therapy Association Presents:
An art show by art therapy students and professionals.
We are selling these cool items, bumper sticker, window clings, buttons and a T-shirt!
If interested please email us to order.
Advocate for children and adults living with mental illnesses and their families at Mental Health Day on the Hill 2018. Join us on March 15th and make your voice heard! We are offering bus service from locations across the state. All buses arrive in St. Paul by 9:30 a.m. and depart at 2:30 p.m.
We will have an informational briefing starting at 9:30 a.m. and we encourage everyone to call their legislators and schedule appointments between 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. See who represents you at: http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/
We will have a rally at the Capitol Rotunda from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
After the rally, attendees will have time to eat lunch and then meet with their Legislators.
Please contact Sam Smith at 651-645-2948 ext 107 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Come help us strengthen and expand our mental health system at the capitol this year! We know what works, let's build on it!
Bus Information - Pick Up locations and times:
Baxter - 6:00 AM. Wal - Mart, 7295 Glory Rd
Little Falls - 6:45 AM. Wal - Mart, 1800 1st Ave NE
St. Cloud - 7:30 AM. Wal - Mart, 3601 2nd South St
North East MN
Virginia - 4:30 AM. William J Bell Building, 501 First Street North
Duluth - 6:00 AM. Holy Family, 2430 West 3rd St
Cloquet - 6:35 AM. Scanlon Park & Ride, Exit 239
Pine City - 7:50 AM. Pine City Court House ,635 Northridge Dr NW
North Branch - 8:20 - North Branch Outlet Mall, 385000 Tanger Dr NW
Wyoming - 8:45 AM. Village Inn, 4848 East Viking Blvd
West Central MN
Kerkhoven - 6:15 AM. Rustad Office, 208 N. 12th St
Willmar - 7:00 AM. Kandi Mall, 1605 1st Street South
Litchfield - 7:45 AM. Human Services Building, 114 N Holcombe Ave.
Cokata - 8:00 AM Allina Health Cokato Clinic, 110 South Boulevard.
North West MN
Moorhead - 4:45 AM. A Place to Hope, 2419 12th Ave S.
Fergus Falls - 5:45 AM. A Place to Belong, 109 N. Court St.
South East MN
Winona - 6:30 AM. Central Elementary School, 317 Market St.
Rochester - 7:30 AM. NAMI SE Office, 1700 Broadway Ave N.
South West MN
Local group will be providing transportation.
St. Paul - 7:15 AM. Guild CSP, 1740 Livingston Ave. West St. Paul
Minneapolis - 8:15 AM. Vail Place, 1412 W 36th St.
Minneapolis - 8:50 AM. MHR Seward CSP, 2105 Minnehaha Ave.
Dear Senator/Representative XXXXXX,
My name is Heather Matson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Board Certified - Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and serve as the President on the board of the Minnesota Art Therapy Association (MNATA). MNATA, in conjunction with the American Art therapy Association (AATA), is seeking to establish a Clinical Art Therapy License in Minnesota to help ensure public protection and increase the availability of mental health services statewide. Art therapists in Minnesota are currently writing a bill for an independent professional License in Clinical Art Therapy (LCAT) we wish to present in the 2018 legislative cycle. Senator Newton has agreed to author our bill.
Make a personal connection (committee member, professional or personal history):
Share if you grew-up in the district they represent, have parents or sibling that live there, if you work or live there… etc.
“As someone (Representative in this case has a background in the following) that has and background in social work and psychology, I believe it is important to reach out…”
“As a member of the Health and Human Services Reform, and Aging and Long-Term Care Committees, I believe it is important to reach out to you to provide some foundational information and a rational for this professional licensure and about the growing profession of Art Therapy in Minnesota. Here is a link providing more detailed information as to Why a Clinical Art Therapy License is Important to Minnesota…. https://prezi.com/view/9iiyBWqbyAzEDyeq7PT0”
“As you are the Chair of the Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee, as well has having an interest in veterans’ issues, I believe it is important to reach out to you to provide some foundational information and a rationale for this professional license and about the growing profession of Art Therapy in Minnesota. Here is a link providing more detailed information. https://prezi.com/view/9iiyBWqbyAzEDyeq7PT0
Give a detailed concern that maybe interesting them:
“I am the owner of Art of Counseling, pllc in St. Paul, which is a psychotherapy group providing a blend of art, relational, and trauma informed therapies. We are additionally in the second year of developing our art therapy in school’s program in helping students have mental health support and in school success. "Art Therapy is a creative and engaging way to address inappropriate behaviors such as bullying; identify an individual’s barriers to learning; increase student retention; support special needs students; enhance academic performance; provide gifted youth with a new skill; increase motor and sensory skills; and, excite kids’ learning experience." The following link provides more information about art therapy in schools https://arttherapy.org/upload/toolkitarttherapyinschools.pdf”
“Additionally, you maybe interested in the power of art therapy with seniors. "Art can also be therapeutic. Older adults tend to have more chronic diseases and age-related functional impairments that affect vision, hearing, and balance. Commonly attendant to such disorders are chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Making art can be an enjoyable experience that focuses the participant away from daily concerns and on the creative process. Some seniors, particularly those with cognitive, memory, and other impairments, may receive additional benefits." The following link provides more information about art therapy with seniors http://www.americanarttherapyassociation.org/SeniorToolkit/SENIORTOOLKIT.pdf”
Find an article about Art Therapy that illustrates your point and include a link or add as an attachment!
Recap what you are looking for (an action, requesting a meeting, requesting there support, etc ):
My professional colleagues and I have had some meetings with other Representatives and Senators who have expressed support for authoring a licensure bill. I value your feedback and hope to connect with you to further discuss our efforts in developing an independent professional license. Please contact me….
Sign with your Home and/or work address
We are also looking to encourage people who have experienced the power of art therapy to write their representative and/or Senator to ask for their support in a Clinical Art Therapy license for MN.
Come together, sit, create and connect. MNATA would like to invite you to be apart of a community qulit. Each person will get 1 (maybe 2) 12x12 squares that expresses the "Voice and Reason" of being an Art Therapist in today's world. What makes us proud to be an art therapist in MN?
Please bring a pot luck item to share. We welcome donatations of raw canvas, fabric, yarn, paint, etc as well as skilled sewers to help guide and help put our final peice(s) together.
In the Fall, we are planning a membership art show which will feature member art show and this wonderful quilt. We are also planning a WALK event which we will feature the quilt.
There are a bunch of us planning to attend. Please sign up individually as they have questions about your district and organizations you are affiliated with. We will have a planned meet up at the History Center for MNATA people.
You can message me or call me directly if you have questions or want to know where to meet. Email Juliana at: email@example.com
Join MNATA on Tuesday March 6th:
ARTS ADVOCACY DAY SCHEDULE:
It's the biggest arts networking day of the year! MCA invites you to join your fellow arts advocates at the Minnesota History Center and State Capitol to talk about the arts, make new friends, and educate our legislators. Together we will speak about the impact that the arts have had on our lives and our communities. Meet great arts people from all over the state, and make a difference with your friends and neighbors.
You and your team will be led by an experienced advocate who has participated in past Arts Advocacy Days and knows what to do. Following a brief rally, you and your team will visit a series of legislators over the morning, giving you plenty of time to get to know your teammates and the issues you are discussing.
By working together we show the strength of Minnesota's arts community.
Let your elected officials know what you think!
Registration Deadline is March 2, 2018.
REGISTER NOW AND FIND OUT MORE AT:
7:30 AM: Doors Open at the Minnesota History Center
8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Registration & Coffee
(For those not attending Creative MN event or Class).
8:00 AM: Creative Minnesota 2017 Report: New Local Studies
8:30 AM: Advocacy Class for New Attendees
9:00 AM: Rally & Join your Team
10:00 AM: Walk or Take MCA Shuttle to Capitol
10:15 AM–2 PM: Legislator Appointments
(MCA Home base will be in the Transportation Building.)