-The PAATA Board
Present member of the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association and currently living in the region.
Present member of the American Art Therapy Association with Art Therapist Registered (ATR) status.
An art therapist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of art therapy by publications, workshops, therapeutic skills, innovative programming, etc. in the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association.
An art therapist who has maintained professionalism throughout her or his career.
This award is for the support the DVATA member whose work has been accepted to The American Art Therapy Association’s conference and educates or promotes the use of art therapy or the therapeutic uses of the arts. This award may be used for conference registration, travel, board, and lodging. This award is open to DVATA’s new professional members, professional members, credentialed professional members & honorary life members with at least tow full consecutive years of DVATA membership in any of the preceding categories. Please note, to be considered as a New Professional, student membership must have been maintained for the previous two years.
This award granted fro the worthiness of application and is voted on by the current DVATA board members based on their judgements of merit. In order to be considered for this award, a complete application along with a presentation description (500 words max) and a copy of the confirmation letter from the conference administrators affirming acceptance to present at the AATA conference must be included in the application. Current board members are only eligible for this award if there ar no other applications for the year. Applications must be received in their entirety by July 1 of the same year of the November AATA conference to be considered.
This annual award grants up to the amount of $1,500 and will be paid upon return from conference within 14 days. If the recipient of the award is unable to make it to the proposed conference or unable to present once there, for whatever reason, the award will then be granted to the first alternate. If the first alternate is unable to attend or present, then the award will be granted to the second alternate. If the original award recipient and the first and second alternates are unable to attend or present at the AATA conference, no award will be granted in this year. As the recipient or one of the alternates of this award, it is understood that you and your honored presentation will be acknowledged and presented at the next PAATA conference.