American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
The American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (Association) is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing. Its mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy. The organization is composed of 36 statewide chapters, over 5,000 art therapists, students, educators, and related practitioners. Through the creative process of art making, the American Art Therapy Association strives to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals around the world.