This week The Art Therapy Alliance received one of the many Favicards we’ve been sending out for our Favicards on the Go project from Eva Miller, MPS, ATR at The Art Therapy Institute in North Carolina:
The Art Therapy Institute is a non-profit in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) made up of Master’s level art therapists using art therapy with children, adults, adolescents and families. The organization began in 2006 with the goal of bringing art to the places people are everyday. Their mission is: “By approaching mental health issues more globally and sharing the healing components of the arts, they are able to provide support for many people and prevent more intensive interventions.” They also aim to educate others about the field of art therapy, and provide trainings, workshops, and volunteer opportunities for those who want to get involved. Currently The Art Therapy Institute’s largest projects include: the Burma Project in Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools; Brushes with Life, a UNC outpatient group; and an iPad project with UNC Pediatric Oncology. More about the Institute’s work is on their website: www.ncati.org.
In addition to creating a local network for professional identity, support, and inspiration, The Art Therapy Institute loves to be connected with the Art Therapy Alliance. It is awesome to be plugged in and inspired by art therapy news and happenings from around the world.
The Art Therapy Institute’s Favicard hitched a ride on a humongous sunflower for its photo shoot, and almost melted in the ridiculous heat of N.C.! Might have to put some sunscreen on the poor guy…. 🙂
Want to join in on the Art Therapy Alliance Favicard love? Learn more about how to participate in this latest project here.