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ERIC Number: EJ1102085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Restoring Wisconsin Art Therapy Association in Art Therapy History: Implications for Professional Definition and Inclusivity
Potash, Jordan; Burnie, Michele; Pearson, Rosemary; Ramirez, Wayne
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n2 p99-102 2016
The Wisconsin Art Therapy Association (WATA), formally established in 1969, was the first incorporated organization of art therapists in the United States. Under the leadership of Wayne Ramirez, WATA lobbied the national association for an inclusive definition of art therapy that aimed to foster respect for psychiatric, educational, and community practices equally. In this viewpoint, we restore clarity about WATA's legacy, point out how the organization highlighted the important role of undergraduate art therapy education, and emphasize how the systematic documentation of regional art therapy history can revitalize state associations. We also call on all state associations to document their own histories to showcase their unique contributions to the profession both locally and nationally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin