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Florida State University Represented by Alumni and Faculty at The American Art Therapy Association Conference

Published November 17, 2020

On October 24th The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) began hosting its annual three-day conference virtually for the first time in its 51-year-old history and will continue their event on November 1st, and November 7th. Florida State University’s art therapy program is among the best in the country and has nurtured the education of some of the leading practitioners in the field. Among the presenters at this year’s AATA national conference include several of FSU’s art therapy alumni as well as current art therapy FSU faculty.  Please see this extensive list below of FSU contributions to the conference, Art Education Faculty and Alumni are highlighted in bold. Congratulations to all presenters on your ongoing contributions to the field of art therapy.


American Art Therapy Presentations by FSU Alumni and Faculty:

Sheila Lorenzo de la Peña, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS and Eric Reiche, BFA.

Art Making: Showing Gratitude to Ourselves 

Barbara Parker-Bell, PsyD, ATR-BC and Patricia Isis, PhD, LMHC-QS, ATR-BC, ATCS.
Creative Self-Care: Advancing your Mental Health to Support Personal and Professional Effectiveness

Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, PhD, ATR-BC and Lauren Tunnell, MS, ATR-P

Resin Techniques in Art Therapy: Creating Objects, Preserving Memories, Holding Meaning

Angela Quintero, MS and Theresa Van Lith, PhD, ATR-BC, AThR, ATCB

Resiliency Through Art Therapy with Pre-School Children of Latinx Farm Working Families

Mary Attridge, MPS, CMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS and Carolyn Brown Treadon, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS,

Ethics of Art Therapy Telehealth

David Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, Casey Barlow, MS, ATR-P, Evie Soape, MS, ATR, LMHC, and Jerry Brown
Advancing Progress in Corrections: Introducing a Statewide Art Therapy in Prisons Program

Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC and Sheila Lorenzo De La Pena, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS
Mandalas for Clinici

an Self-Care: Using the Sacred Circle as Our Guide

Lauren McGill, Lauren Chapman, Eric Reiche, BFA, and Sheila Lorenzo de la Pena, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS.
Art-Making: Sacred


Amy Bucciarelli, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC and Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM,
Introducing the Children’s Section to the FEATS Rating Manual


Nancy Gerber, PhD, ATR-BC and Theresa Van Lith, PhD, ATR-BC, AThR, ATCB,

Considering a Strategic Plan for Art Therapy Research: Next Steps and Future Directions

Charlotte Boston, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, Deborah Murphy, MA, ATR-BC, LPC-AT-S, Katy Barrington, PhD, ATR-BC, CT and Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, BCPC. 
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