Buckeye Art Therapy Association


Dr. Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC

Art Therapy as a Path to Healing


September 29- October 1, 2016

Embassy Suites Hotel Columbus
2700 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, OH 43231

Dear Creative Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to our 35th Annual Buckeye Art Therapy Symposium, Art Therapy as a Path to Healing, at the Embassy Suites Columbus, September 29-October 1, 2016.  We are honored to have the renowned Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC as our Pre-Conference Course and  Keynote presenter. 


Dr. Warson and Dr. Cathy Malchiodi will offer the Pre-Conference Course, Discovering Healing Pathways on Thursday, September 29, from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The Keynote Address, American Indian Art Therapy  will be held on Friday, September 30, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm . The Keynote Workshop, Ledger Art Journaling will be held on Saturday, October 1,  from 9:00 until 11:00 am.


The BATA Symposium provides connections with our creative colleagues who share our interests, attitudes, and aspirations. It is a time of renewal, connections, and networking. We explore the latest advances in the identification of pivotal skills that our variety of presenters offer to share. It is our chance to deepen our grasp of the complex craft and profession of art therapy and learn how we can continue to enhance our sense of expertise and fulfillment.

Thank you for joining us at the 35th Annual BATA Symposium to enrich our profession, each other, and ourselves.


Molly Kometiani, ATR-BC, PCC

President, Buckeye Art Therapy Association

Call for Papers Now Open!

Preconference Rates:

(This event is in addition to the symposium, and requires a separate registration/fee payment)

BATA Professional Member: $130

BATA Student Member: $110

Non-BATA Professional: $150

Non-BATA Student: $130

Symposium Rates:                Full Symposium        Friday Only       Saturday Only

BATA Professional Member            $180                        $100                   $130

BATA Student Member                 $130                         $80                     $105

Non-BATA Professional                 $230                         $130                   $150

Non-BATA Student                       $160                         $95                     $120

Workshop Fee:   $5 per workshop

Presenter Rate:  $90 for entire conference plus free workshop registration.


There will be a $50 surcharge for registration after September 6, and for same day registration.

BATA reserves the unilateral right to change speakers, programming and schedules for the Symposium without notice. After August 8, the registration fee is non-refundable.

Information on Ohio Counseling and Social Work CEUs/NBCC will be available soon!




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