Preconference Registration Is Now Closed
Please register with us Onsite at the Marriott Downtown Kansas City:
Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 to 6:00 pm      Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm    
Thursday, October 31, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm      Friday, November 1, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm       Saturday, November 2, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm 

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Here are the top reasons you should attend this premier art therapy event:

  • Learn from nationally recognized speakers.
  • Meet and network with leading art therapists.
  • Attend exceptional education sessions to expand your knowledge and earn continuing education.
  • Experience KC! "Revel in the revival" of KC and enjoy the Midwestern friendliness and thriving art scene!

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Dr. Essam Daod, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Co-Founder and Mental Health Director of Humanity Crew, will present on Saturday: The Journey of the Refugee’s Mind: Understanding the Psychological Stages of Forced Migration.

(Photo Credit Rana Matar) 

Art Therapy with Refugee and Migrant Populations (A Master Class)

We invite you to Register for the Master Class, Art Therapy with Refugee and Migrant Populations on Saturday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, featuring Dr. Essam Daod, Heidi Bardot, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, Jennifer Beasley, DAT, MA, ATR-BC, Holly Feen-Calligan, PhD, ATR-BC, and moderated by Lynn Kapitan, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM.  This session will follow our featured keynote session to be presented by Dr. Essam Daod, on Saturday.  You can purchase a ticket to this session online, or call us at (888) 290-0878 or (703) 548-5860. If you are an AATA member, you can also join an online discussion about this session to post your questions and suggestions for content.  Post questions and suggestions here on the AATA members’ online forum.


Dr. Angela Roman Clack, Psychotherapist. Dr. Clack and members of the AATA's Multicultural Committee will present at our opening Thursday Morning Plenary: Breaking the Chains of Racial Trauma in Therapy. 

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