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Membership: Programs


For us to be in full compliance with the requirements of our parent organization, all members of the New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA) must also maintain current American Art Therapy Association (ATAA) membership.

If you have further questions about membership, please contact our Membership Chair, Claudine Fong at

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to the NYATA Google group

    • This group is an email based network that connects you with over 200 local art therapists, notifies you of events, and opportunities for CEs, internships, and job openings.

    • *It is not necessary to have a Gmail account in order to be a part of the NYATA Google group—you will be asked to register with the email address you provided when you became a NYATA member.

  • ​Free or discounted NYATA educational events and CEU credits

    • NYATA offers educational events and CE credits including bi-annual juried art shows, art therapy symposiums, student and professional career days,  and LCAT news and legislation.

  • ​Your information listed on the Find an Art Therapist locator tool

    • NYATA’s website is frequently visited by people looking for referrals for an art therapist. List your practice on our referral list to advertise your private practice or consulting business.

  • Professional and Student Scholarship Opportunities

    • NYATA awards financial support to members who apply for aid related art therapy based projects and practice

  • ​​Voting privileges within NYATA

    • Your membership allows you the right to vote for your board members and shape the leadership of the organization.

Membership Categories

  • Professional Member - $30/year

    • ​Holds the same Membership category in AATA.

    • Has completed professional training.

    • Can vote and hold office.

  • Student Member - $15/year

    • Individual is interested in the therapeutic use of art and has a current Student ID. 

    • Supports the purpose and objectives of NYATA.

    • Can vote or hold office.

How to Join

Go to: and click the "MEMBERSHIP" tab. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "JOIN AATA TODAY" link. 

FIRST: you need to become an AATA member. Chose the most applicable membership category (for example "Professional") and "Add to Cart,"

SECOND: "Continue Shopping" by searching for our chapter: "New York Art Therapy Association" and again choose the applicable membership category and "Add to Cart."

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