We’re very excited to introduce a new subgroup for 2011 within The Art Therapy Alliance on LinkedIn about Art Therapy and Social Action. This group is dedicated to discussing topics and ideas exploring the use of art as a form of social action, agent of change and to exchange ideas that promote art therapy’s role in social justice issues. This group will provide a forum to engage in dialogue and share resources about the positive ways art transforms society, as well as how art therapists can promote social justice in their communities, work, and practice. Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC and Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT will serve as the group’s moderators. Check out this direct link to the group for more information: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=3738274 .
The Art Therapy Alliance has 11 other subgroups that focus on a variety of art therapy topics and populations such as trauma and loss, medical art therapy, an international art therapy research collaborative, mindfulness and art therapy, materials and media in art therapy, an art therapy student networking forum, and more! Learn more about all 12 of our subgroups at: http://www.arttherapyalliance.org/SubGroups.html.