The Art Therapy Association of Vermont (A.T.A.V.) was formed in 1988. Although the majority of members reside in Vermont, colleagues from nearby regions (New Hampshire, New York, and Canada) have joined the association.
We are an Affiliate Chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.). The purpose of ATAV is to support and work in conjunction with AATA towards the provision of educational opportunities within the field of Art Therapy for members of the general public as well as Art Therapy professionals; the promotion of public awareness of the field of Art Therapy, the progressive development of the therapeutic use of art; the advancement of research and standards of clinical practice; the maintenance of criteria for training future art therapists in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques; the provision of appropriate vehicles for the exchange of information with colleagues and the general public; the coordination of the therapeutic use of art in institutional or private practice settings; and the awarding of scholarships.