Art therapists & colleagues/friends/family - we need your help!

BATA has been working tirelessly to obtain art therapy licensure in the state of Ohio, which would protect and expand the practice of art therapy to support a multitude of mental health and other populations statewide. 

The BATA board and committee are relying on donations to continue funding for the lobbyist contract and Spring Advocacy Day 2020. Legislative supports, resources, and events can be costly but are necessary in order to attain legislation.

YOU can make a difference in our success! 

Please make a contribution to BATA to support our legislative efforts to protect and expand the practice of art therapy in Ohio.

We are aiming to raise $3,000 by December 3, 2019, also known as Giving Tuesday. We hope you will join us in our advocacy and contribute today!

BATA is an IRS 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Ohio.


Collected: $3,000.00
Goal: $3,000.00

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The Buckeye Art Therapy Association wishes to help make our community aware of upcoming opportunities
for involvement, workshops and conferences for continuing education, and art therapy events.

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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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what art therapy is and download a free
BATA brochure

BATA Advocacy Day
November 29, 2017

Membership year is
January 1-December 31

38th Annual Symposium September 19-21, 2019

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