Showing posts from June, 2015

Announcement from Mary Andrus

Mary Andrus has accepted a full time faculty/fieldwork coordinator position at Marylhurst University in Portland Oregon starting this fall.

'It has been a joy and pleasure teaching here at SAIC and supporting the growth of this amazing art therapy community'.

She will oversee and manage Art Therapy Studio Chicago, Ltd. from a distance and has hired a team of qualified and brilliant art therapists to run the studio and offer art therapy to the community.

Next month they will be offering two unique groups:

Evolve: Art Therapy Process Group

Do you work through aspects of your life through art-making?
Are you the sort of person who is looking for experiences?
Have you been in therapy and want to try something different?
Creativity and problem solving are experiences rich in personal learning and growth, as well as integrating helpful coping skills. The art making process aids in exploring and identifying values, emotions, thoughts and ideas. Making art is self-soothing and an importa…

June is Men's Health Month!

As part of AATA's public information campaign, faculty member Randy Vick wrote a piece titled "Action, Image, Meaning--Art Therapy and Men's Health". 

 You can read it at . 
 To learn more about Men's Health month go to .

Illinois Art therapy Association News and Information


Welcome to your Members Only E-Alert!
For access to the Members Only section of the IATA website, go to click on Membership, Member updates, and use the password: 2015ArtTherapy
If you missed the formal IATA Welcome Letter last month click here for a copy.
Contact for any questions or concerns regarding your membership.

Join the IATA Communications Committee!
The IATA Communications Committee is looking for  committee members to help with social media!  If you're interested in joining please e-mail
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Bariatric Support Group August 17 & September 21, 2015 6-8PM Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Joliet, Illinois 
Michelle Shaban, RN, BSN, CGRN, is looking for art therapists to present on art therapy with bariatric surgery patients for approximately one hour during a Bariatric Support Group.  There will be a small monetary incentive for participating. Ple…

Alum exhibiting at Northwestern’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery

MAAT graduate Jave Yoshimoto has an exhibition opening this month at the Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University in Evanston (Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive). The show, entitled “The Melting World” runs June 25 through August 9 with an opening reception on the 25th from 4-6 pm.

This solo exhibit memorializes the earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. For more information on this show go to,-tsunami.html#sthash.5sRtqPzg.dpuf

For news on Yoshi's other work and exhibits check out his website:

2nd International art Therapy Conference

Finding Spaces, Making Places: Exploring social and cultural space in contemporary Art Therapy practice.

Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th April 2016
Goldsmiths College, University of London
New Cross, London SE 14 6NW, UK

This conference continues the exploration of contemporary art therapy practice initiated in our first conference here at Goldsmiths in 2013. Art therapists are of necessity engaged in making spaces, creating both physical and imagined spaces. Finding places relates to both the physical setting and the place of the art therapist in organisations where they work. We are wanting delegates to bring their own questions and insights in relation to space in art therapy to the conference, finding a place there for discussion and exploration, in workshops and in paper and panel presentations.

We will be making further announcements soon in relation to Keynote Speakers and morning Panel presenters. We shall also send out announcements in relation to our programme, and a cal…

The Devil's Advocate; Friday, June 5th