Accepting nominations and submissions for PATA’s 2014 Professional and Student Awards!

May 5, 2014 @ 9:33 pm
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The Potomac Art Therapy Association is pleased to announce the following call for submission for three awards:

The Potomac Art Therapy Association’s Distinguished Service Award

This award is presented annually to a member of who demonstrates outstanding volunteer service in helping the Association to fulfill its mission. The winner will have their biography published on the Association’s website, along with a $300 award and a year’s free membership.

Criteria for this award include: Nominees must be a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Potomac Art Therapy Association. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding service in helping PATA fulfill its mission. Nominees will maintain high personal integrity and professional excellence.

To nominate a colleague or yourself, please send a letter detailing how the nominee meets the criteria to Dr. Gioia Chilton, Potomac Art Therapy Association Scholarship Chair at gioiachilton@gmail.com. Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2014. Awards will be presented at the annual celebration to be held September, 2014.

The Potomac Art Therapy Association’s Professional Scholarship Award

Presented for Commitment to Education, Supervision, Continuing Education and Professional Development in the amount of $300.00. This award is given annually to a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist demonstrating commitment to the education of art therapy students, supervision of art therapy graduates, and/or promotion of the art therapy field through continuing education and/or professional development. The winner will have their biography published on the Association’s website along with a $300 award and a year’s free membership.

Criteria for this award include: Nominees may be individuals or groups of individuals and must be a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Potomac Art Therapy Association. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional commitment to and outstanding leadership in the education of art therapy students, supervision of art therapy graduates, and/or promotion of the art therapy field through continuing education and/or professional development. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to communication between and among art therapists as well as the health care community. Nominees will maintain high personal integrity and professional excellence.

To nominate a colleague or yourself, please send a letter detailing how the nominee meets the criteria to Dr. Gioia Chilton, Potomac Art Therapy Association Scholarship Chair at gioiachilton@gmail.com. Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2014. Awards will be presented at the annual celebration to be held September, 2014.

The Potomac Art Therapy Association’s Nancy Schoebel Scholarship Award

Nancy Shoebel (1952-1990), a founding member of the Potomac Art Therapy Association, was a leader in promoting art therapy in the Washington, DC area. She served as PATA’s President and chaired the American Art Therapy Association’s Governmental Affairs committee from 1981 to 1985. Nancy even helped to found the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations. Just 38 years old when she died, this award was created to honor her memory and inspire us all to embrace leadership in promoting the field of art therapy.

Nancy was an excellent writer and this award honors students for excellence in writing. Nominations and entries are sought annually. For 2014, the Board of the Potomac Art Therapy Association has funded The Nancy Schoebel Scholarship Award in the amount of $300.00.

Criteria for this award: Nominees must be a graduate student, currently enrolled in an American Art Therapy Association approved art therapy master’s degree program and a student member of American Art Therapy Association and the Potomac Art Therapy Association. Students may join at time of submission. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in writing on the topic of art therapy. Students may do so by submitting a completed writing sample, which can take the form of an essay, case study, or research paper. There is no word limit. The winner can have excerpts of their paper published on the Potomac Art Therapy Association’s Blog and the award will be presented at the annual celebration to be held September, 2014.

To nominate a student or yourself, please send PDF submissions saved without your name in the document, to facilitate “blind” review, attached to an email cover letter to Dr. Gioia Chilton, Potomac Art Therapy Association Scholarship Chair at gioiachilton@gmail.com. Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2014