BATA 2021 Virtual Symposium Schedule


 Click the links above for more details.(Small print in the beige section; Keynote Lecture & Workshop, Pre-Conference, Friday program...)


***PLEASE NOTE: All workshops are open to all, but you will need to provide your own art materials, which are listed in the schedule.***


2021 BATA Virtual SymposiumFriday Program


Friday 9-10-21

8:00-8:30Check in (only needed if registering late or have questions)

8:30-8:50 Opening Remarks: President of BATA, Ashley Rogols

Workshop Presentations 9-10:30

  • 1.      “A Jungian Approach to the Treatment of Trauma”

Vicki Milnark

  • 2.      “Relational-cultural theory and Creativity in Trauma Work: Addressing the Central Relational Paradox”

Jessica Headley & Rebecca Miller

Papers 10:45-11:45

  • 1.      “Integrating Social Justice Issues in Art Therapy Practice & Education”     

Meera Rastogi and others

  • 2.      “Using Assemblage in Art Therapy” 

Amber McElreath

12:00-1:00 Working Lunch

12:00-1:00 Drop in Legislative Info

 Ashley Skelly:   Grab your lunch and drop in to see what is happening with AT licensure

12:00-1:00 Book Talk

Mollie Kometiani

1:30-3 Ethics Presentation

Ethics through a creative and lens

Fawn Gordon

3:30-5 Keynote Presentation

Art Therapy Across Borders and Cultures: A Humanitarian Approach to Healing

Mercedes ter Maat

5-7 p.m. Dinner and Break

7-8p.m. Movie Night!

View one of Judy Rubin’s Expressive Media films



    2021 BATA Virtual Symposium: Saturday Program



    Saturday 9-11-21

    8:00-8:30 check-in for later registrants and questions

    Workshops 9-10:30

    • 1.      “Professional Identity Development in Art Therapy: Reflections Through Self-Portraiture”

    Heather Denning        

    Olivia Andazola

    Skyela Burgess

    Mickie McGraw

    Jennifer Schwartz

    • 2.      “Seeking Justice through Community Art-Making: Prevention & Response”

    Rebecca Hug & Katherine Jackson

    Workshops 10:45-12:15

    • 1.      “Broaching Diversity & National News with Supervisees”

    Rebecca Hug

    Judy Jankowski

    Gail Rule-Hoffman

    Katherine Jackson

    • 2.      “A Body of Wisdom: Somatic Approaches to Art Therapy”

    Areka Foster 

    12:30-1:30 BATA Board Meeting (bring your lunch)

    1:45- 2:30 Legislative Plenary

    Workshop 2:35-4:05

    • 1.      “The Value of Digital Community for Art Therapists During Difficult Times “

    Gretchen Miller 

    • 2.      Yoga therapy and expressive therapies

    Megan Seaman


    Papers 2:35-3:35

    • 1.      “Benefits of Sharing Artwork: Group Work Among Adults with Chronic Mental Health Issues”

    Candace Ressler & Katherine Jackson

    • 2.      Artist Art Therapist/ Artist

    Diane Fleisch-Hughes

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