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AMTA Represented at APA Conference

August 14, 2018 11:29 AM

AMTA Represented at the American Psychological Association Conference

Immediate Past President Jennifer Geiger participated on a panel of Creative Arts Therapists at the American Psychological Association annual conference in San Francisco on August 9, 2018. Organized by Bill O’Brien of ‚Äčthe National Endowment of the Arts, the panel included (as pictured): Laura Wood, President, North American Drama Therapy Association; Gioia Chilton, Art Therapist; Jennifer Geiger, Immediate Past President, American Music Therapy Association; Ronna Kaplan, MA, MT-BC, Chair, National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations; Donna Betts, Immediate Past President, American Art Therapy Association; Rebecca Wilkinson, Art Therapist; Jeffrey Smith, cochair; Bill O’Brien, Director of Creative Forces, NEA; Ilene Serlin, President, American Dance Therapy Association. The presentation was titled: “Consulting, Collaboration, and Credentialing: Psychologists Partnering with Creative Arts Therapists,” with the aim of educating participants about the role creative arts play in health and wellness, and how to access resources for clients.