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

for Bariatric Support Group
August 17 & September 21, 2015
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. Please contact Michelle with questions or to volunteer:

Michelle Shaban, RN, BSN, CGRN, GI / Bariatric Nurse Navigator Presence, Saint Joseph Medical Center
Joliet, Illinois 
Office: 815.725.7133 ext. 7090

Upcoming IATA Meetings

All IATA members are welcome to attend, extend feedback, and vote at regular Chapter meetings.  Non-members can also come to Chapter meetings with prior approval from the executive board.  Members in attendance at the Executive Board meetings are the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Directors (3).  Any IATA member or Committee Chair who would like to attend the Executive Board meetings should e-mail the president for confirmation of time and place.

July 19
Chapter Meeting
gust 9 
Executive Board Meeting
ber 20
Chapter Meeting
ber 4
Executive Board Meeting
er 8
Chapter Meeting
ber 13
Holiday Dinner

A full schedule of 2015 meeting times and places and other events can also be found under Calendar of Events on the Illinois Art Therapy website as well! 

*Dates are subject to change

Visit the Membership section on IATA Website for a list of Executive Board and Chapter meeting minutes using the password: 2015ArtTherapy

Master Supervision Workshop

Facilitated by Barbara Fish, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPC, past president of IATA.

Awakenings Foundation
4001 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL
Maximum 20 participants.

More information coming soon!
35th Annual IATA Conference

The Contemporary Landscape of Art Therapy

Saturday, November 7, 2015
National Museum of Mexican Art 
1852 W 19th St 
Chicago, IL 60608

More information coming soon!

8th Day Center for Justice
2nd Annual Art Show

Friday, August 21, 2015
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60608

The 8th Day Center for Justice is hosting their 2nd Annual Art Show on August 21, 2015. The theme of the event is racial justice. They are looking for volunteers to submit any type of art (visual, performance, etc).  Submissions are due by end of July. Contact Chris Eagan, 312-641-5151 ext for more information or questions.

Take a look at photos from last year!
The Postcard Project

Healing is a process. Make it a creative one. Turn a postcard into a canvas for your healing process. It can be painted; drawn; written; sewn onto. When you're done - mail it to us! We will receive postcards for one year, and then turn our collection into an exhibit at our gallery. Don't miss this opportunity to express yourself, and participate in an exhibit that will anthologize artwork of survivors - and those who love them. This is a great opportunity for art therapy groups to express themselves and take part in something bigger! For information on hosting a postcard workshop, contact

Awakenings Foundation
4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, #204-C
Chicago, IL 60613

The Awakenings Foundation is a private operating foundation created to support and showcase the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence.


Children's Counselor &Advocate
Apna Ghar
Chicago, IL

The Children's Counselor provide crisis intervention, short or long term counseling and group counseling for children and adolescents witnesses or survivors of gender violence to ensure safety, stability and self-sufficiency for the child and primary caregiving parent . This is a full time position with some evening and weekend hours as needed. This position reports to the Manager of Counseling Services.

Submit your resume and cover letter with salary history/expectation

Visit the job posting for more information.

Art Therapist
Tuscan, AZ 

Provides Art Therapy intervention services to older adult residents both individually and in groups to address therapeutic goals in collaboration with social services, activities, and nursing professionals. Conducts assessments of new admissions. 

Visit the website for more information.
Expressive/Recreational Therapist(s)
Linden Oaks-Edward Hospital
Naperville, IL 

Linden Oaks- Edward Hospital has two Expressive/Recreational Therapist registry openings!  Please visit the website for the complete job description and qualifications. The job number to put in is 18069 or 18035.
Or contact a member of the recruitment team directly for more details on this and other behavioral health openings:  Teri Piper,

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