Benefits of Membership
The Kentucky Art Therapy Association (KYATA) is an organization whose main purpose is to serve it's members. We are an official affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA)with specific focus on art therapy in Kentucky. Members of KYATA and AATA work together to support the professional development and advancement of the field of art therapy.
- Connection: KYATA members are connected to a unique network of art therapy enthusiasts. Members have regular opportunities to network with other working art therapists and to share group art making opportunities,
- Professional Development: The KYATA board routinely hosts continuing education training events, including our bi-yearly Ethics in Art Therapy Training.
- Networking: Our association keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through our member art meet-up events, email updates, social media and our website. We want our members to be informed about issues related to art therapy in Kentucky.
- Affiliation: As a member of KYATA you will join a long established, well respected organization. Our members are made up of highly respected art therapists, some of which have world-wide reach.
- Discounts on Educational Offerings: KYATA members receive discounted rates to select regional trainings, including the Buckeye Art Therapy Association's (BATA) Annual Symposium in Columbus, OH.
- Leadership Opportunities: There are many opportunities for our members to take active roles in our association; these include opportunities to serve on the executive board, work groups and special projects. Participation with KYATA is a great way to learn and practice leadership and meeting management skills that you may need for your resume, professional growth or self-promotion.
- Recognition: We love to recognize the work of our members to the community at large. Some of our heroes work right next to us every day!
- Empowerment: As a KYATA member, you are part of a larger community. You are empowered to get involved in issues that affect your personal and professional communities and your quality of life.