New Advocacy Resource: Art Therapy Legislation 101

As an art therapist or art therapy supporter, you are often asked to take action to contact state government legislators/leaders.

Politics can be confusing to navigate, and the prospect of contacting senators/representatives may seem intimidating.

However, legislators want to hear about the issues and changes needed from the people they represent - YOU!

Art Therapy Legislation 101 (created by Skelly Learning Studio LLC & Ashley Skelly) aims to bring you simple information to assist you in understanding the legislative process and the steps you can take to advocate for art therapy licensure - in only 20 minutes!

Through a visually interactive process, you will be provided with all the tools you need to feel confident in your advocacy efforts!

This module will help you learn:

  • The benefits of art therapy and why art therapy licensure is needed
  • The process of passing a bill in the state of Ohio
  • How to locate your Ohio legislators (Senators and Representatives)
  • Why your advocacy is so important
  • 4 different ways to connect with your legislators 
  • 5 ways to be an advocate

Art Therapy Legislation 101

We hope you will join us in advocating for this important cause!

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BATA is one of the oldest, largest, and most active state art therapy associations in the country and is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

We welcome and invite you to explore this site to learn more about art therapy, art therapy in Ohio, and the work of its membership.

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) defines art therapy as an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage
behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

BATA awards State Representative Marlene Anielski with "Legislator of the Year" Award 

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