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Elections will remain open through October 28, 2015.


Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist
Opening Night Reception

Friday October 23, 2015, 6-9pm
The National Museum of Health and Medicine
175 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL

"Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist" will feature digital images by 17 art therapists created in response to the places they work.

The opening night is free and open to the public; however online registrationhelps with space restrictions. Please invite family, friends, colleagues, and students. Please e-mail with any questions.

Institute for Therapy Through the Arts
Open House

October 29, 2015, 2-7PM
1702 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

For teachers, psychologists, social workers, physicians and other mental health practitioners
Continuing education units offered.
Visit the IATA website for more information and a link to registration.

2015 IATA Conference Kick-Off Event

Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist
Friday, November 6, 2015

Private Exhibition Viewing and Roundtable Discussion
National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago

175 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Attendees must pre-register due to space restrictions.
This is a free of charge event.
Visit for more information.
To register click here!

35th Annual Illinois Art Therapy Conference

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

Visit the Conference Page for more information.
To register for the conference click here!

Mind Body Focus with Yoga Principles

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SAIC Graduate Panel Discussion: Trauma

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6-8PM
LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

The SAIC Student Art Therapy Association (SSATA) is hosting a panel of professional Art Therapists currently working directly with individuals dealing with trauma. The panelists are also recent graduates and will have a chance to speak about their studies and entering the field.

Panelists include:

- Samantha Hajdu (Asian Human Services, Adler School graduate)
- Iu-Luen Jeng (IATA, SAIC graduate)
- Sze-Chin Lee (Methodist Hospital, SAIC graduate)
- Kim Wolz (Vista Health System, Pratt Institute graduate)

The event will be moderated by Paige Atkinson, a Master of Arts in Art Therapy student.
SSATA Facebook Page:

Creature Comforts Exhibition, Panel, & Art Therapy Workshop

November 10, 2015

Creature Comforts is a campus-wide SAIC community event that celebrates mental and emotional resilience among SAIC's community of artists. Its program consists of an exhibition, panel discussions, and visits by therapy animals held over November and December, 2015.

Creature Comforts explores the idiosyncratic relationship between animals and ourselves. We are looking for works that celebrate our connection with nature, as manifested in various ways through our daily routines, our causes, and intellectual engagement with caring for others and oneself. This campus-wide exhibition opportunity is open to all current SAIC students, alumni, and staff. The exhibition spaces include the cafeteria area on 2nd floor of Sharp building; cafeteria area on 12th to 14th floor of MacLean building; and office of Wellness Center. All media are encouraged. For information and application
details, visit

All completed applications must be sent
Deadline Friday, October 23, 11:59 p.m.

SSATA will be hosting an art therapy workshop featuring our very own Master of Arts in Art Therapy students! Watch for us on November 10th at the panel, at 5:30pm! Art Therapy faculty's Suellen Semekoski will be moderating the panel!

Questions? Contact Jacelyn Kee at
Follow the event at Creature Comforts Facebook Page

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