About Us

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.

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Current Board Members

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President

Kendra Schpok, ATR, LCMHC

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
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President Elect

This is an open position. Please contact the President if you are interested in serving on the Board.

The President Elect role is two-year term January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019 and assumes as President for a subsequent two-year term.
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Secretary

Marion Pope, ATR-BC

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
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Treasurer

Leland Peterson, ATR-BC

March 11, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Current Committee Chairs

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Membership

Lynn Butler-Dube, ATR-BC, LADC, LCMHC

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
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Governmental Affairs & Licensure Steering

Lisa Myers, LCAT, LCMHC, ATR-BC

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017
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Pediatric Palliative Care Program Initiative

Betsy Graziadei, ATR-BC, LCMHC

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
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Webmaster

Kelsey McFerran, ATR-BC

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
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Education & Public Information

Open Position

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019

We are currently accepting nominations for the Chair of this committee