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NYATA is Calling for Nominations for President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer

The New York Art Therapy Association Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the positions of President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer which will begin service in January 2018 through January 2020. – The President Elect assists the President as requested and in the President’s absence or inability to serve, he/she shall assume the role of President. He/she will […]

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NYATA Juried Art Show

Call for Art! Juried Art Show

September 10th, 2017 1-3:30pm Sid Jacobson JCC Greenvale, LI Art Show Reception, General Meeting, Experiential & Special Awards to be presented Art Show Entry Requirements Learning Objectives: The juried art show will afford the artists with the opportunity to create a visual reflection expressing how color and imagery are used to provide a safe, compassionate environment […]

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Support Needed: Art Therapy in the Schools: Advocacy Meeting on June 6th

NYATA member, Marygrace Berberian, LCAT, ATR-BC, LCSW, has been working towards the inclusion of  creative arts therapies in public schools in New York State. Below is a message from Marygrace regarding upcoming steps. History: The legal basis for inclusion of creative arts therapies in a child’s IEP was historically stated in the reauthorization of the Individuals […]

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Summary of NYATA’s Town Hall Meeting on April 1st

First and foremost I would like to thank everyone who came to NYATA’s Town Hall Meeting on Saturday April 1st at Pratt University. As a group we were able to explore important topics that are affecting our LCAT License today. It is very important to me and the entire NYATA board to hear the membership’s thoughts […]

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Take Action: Reclassify Art Therapy to “Therapist: All Other”

AATA has been working on changing the designation of Art Therapists to “Therapists: All Other,” moving from the current classification that places art therapists under recreation therapy. Here’s what you can do to support this change: Comments can be submitted by email at with the subject line “2018 SOC.” Submit the following comments: “I support […]

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NYATA is now an approved CEU Provider

NYATA was approved to offer CEUs that meet the state education requirements for continuing education for LCATS. For more information on the continuing education requirement that went into affect on January 1, 2017, visit the’s website here: For a listing of current approved providers, check here:   Share List

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Fall News from NYATA

NYATA Board Elections – Secretary Please make sure to send your ballot back by November 12th 2016 to NYATA Chalk it up for Children’s Mental Health The first NYATA Chalk It Up for Children’s Mental Health Day was held on Sunday, August 28th in Long Beach, Long Island and was a great success! Many […]

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Call for Nominations for NYATA Secretary 2017-2019

The New York Art Therapy Association Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the position of  Secretary which will begin a two year term of service in 2017. The Secretary records the minutes of board meetings and distributes them to the board members and  handles official correspondence as requested by the Executive Board.  The […]

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