New Issue of Art Therapy Today Spotlights Art Therapy and Social Justice

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New Issue of Art Therapy Today Spotlights Art Therapy and Social Justice

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"Fiber Mobile I and II" by Amy Backos

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Art Therapy in the News

CONTENT: Newsletter

Art Therapy Today provides readers with the most up-to-date information about The American Art Therapy Association's (AATA) activities, current news related to the art therapy profession, and announcements pertaining to events or opportunities provided by the AATA.

The AATA serves its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.

This issue includes:

Art Therapy and Social Justice at Chicago-based Women's Shelter. ApnaGhar, Inc., ("Our Home" in Urdu/Hindi,) provides holistic services, education, and advocacy across immigrant communities to end the different manifestations of gender violence. Gender violence can be broadly understood as violence impacting women and girls who are part of various margins of society. They are denied access, rights, and privileges and are stripped of personal power through forms of control exerted by an individual, a group, and/or systems of oppression, including domestic and family violence, forced marriage, trafficking, and honor killings. At Apna Ghar, we address issues of gender violence using a client-centered, trauma -focused, and empowerment-based approach. READ MORE

The Red Pencil International Seeks Two Art Therapists for Work with Refugees. The Red Pencil International, in collaboration with the Jiyan Foundation, is seeking two art therapists to provide art therapy services for refugees and Internationally Displaced People (IDPs) and to facilitatate training in art therapy skills for local counselors. READ MORE

AATA Featured Member. This week's Featured Member is Amy Backos, Ph.D., ATR-BC, who is the current Chair of the Graduate Art Therapy Psychology Department at Notre Dame de Namur University. She teaches Master's and Doctoral level courses with a focus on research and community engagment and has served on AATA's Research Committee (RC) for three years. She recalls the empowering quality of a group that she co-created with Phyllis Harris called Girls Kick Butt that provided art therapy services to teenage girls who had experienced sexual abuse. Amy's experience with Girls Kick Butt inspired her continued work in using art for social justice. READ MORE

Art Therapy Today provides readers with the most up-to-date information about The American Art Therapy Association's (AATA) activities, current news related to the art therapy profession, and announcements pertaining to events or opportunities provided by the AATA.

The AATA serves its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.

This issue includes:

- See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/New-Issue-Art-Therapy-Today-Highlights-Art-Therapy-Way-Promote-Communication-Individuals#sthash.iCqpKBB7.dpuf

Art Therapy Today provides readers with the most up-to-date information about The American Art Therapy Association's (AATA) activities, current news related to the art therapy profession, and announcements pertaining to events or opportunities provided by the AATA.

The AATA serves its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.

This issue includes:

- See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/New-Issue-Art-Therapy-Today-Highlights-Art-Therapy-Way-Promote-Communication-Individuals#sthash.iCqpKBB7.dpuf

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Diversity & Inclusion | Social Change | Social Impact & Volunteering | The American Art Therapy Association | Wellness | art therapy | social justice

CAMPAIGN: Art Therapy in the News

CONTENT: Newsletter