Upcoming Conferences of the American Art Therapy Association: Savannah, Seattle, and SAN ANTONIO!


Upcoming Conferences of the American Art Therapy Association: Savannah, Seattle, and SAN ANTONIO!

Looking for a summer vacation spot AND a way to earn more than 30 continuing education credits?  Consider attending the American Art Therapy Association’s 43rd annual conference in Savannah, GA, July 9 through July 13, 2012, at the Savannah International Trade Convention Center and the Westin Savannah Harbor.  The theme of the 43rd annual conference is “Weaving a Tapestry: Reflections and Visions of Art Therapy”, and it underscores the significance of creative collaboration in the provision of mental health services.


It’s a guarantee that a conference of the American Art Therapy Association is unlike any other conference you’ve attended—unless you’re used to open studios and art marketplaces serving as the backdrop of a major professional development event.  And Savannah is supposed to be a great little place in which to host such an affair—there are several conference-related opportunities to go out and explore the community, and there’s even a family-oriented experiential workshop being offered in case your loved ones get to vacation in Savannah with you!


If you do get to Savannah in July, I’d love to hear all about it, as I’m going to be missing out on the big dance this time around (and yes, there actually is a big dance at the closing reception every year, so I will be missing out on that too).  For those of us who’ll have to sit this one out, how about the 44th annual conference, June 26-June 30, 2013, in Seattle?  Or—get this—the 45th annual conference, July 9-13, 2014, in SAN ANTONIO?


Imagine—the pinnacle of the art therapy world coming to our own backyard for the very first time!  Whoever woulda’ thunk?  I look forward to seeing you there, but I hope to see you in Austin long before then!  In the meantime, mark your calendars, earmark your money, and remark upon this little miracle.  It’ll be sort of like Christmas in July—two years from now!


With appreciation for the important work you do,

Megan January 2012

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