Buckeye Art Therapy Association


Mind, Body, & Art:

Art Therapy with Medical Populations  



Keynote Speaker: Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, LCAT

Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Hofstra’s Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation, and teaches in the Creative Arts Therapy graduate program. Dr. Elkis-Abuhoff holds both psychology and creative arts therapy licenses in New York state. Her research interests bring together the areas of behavioral medicine and creative arts therapy/medical art therapy.


September 21-23, 2017

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

Dear Creative Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to our 36th Annual Buckeye Art Therapy Symposium, at the Embassy Suites Columbus, September 21-23, 2017.  We are honored to have the renowned Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff as our Pre-Conference Course and  Keynote presenter. 


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 36th Annual BATA Symposium to enrich our profession, each other, and ourselves.


Molly Kometiani, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC

President, Buckeye Art Therapy Association



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


Early Bird Rates:                Full Symposium        Friday Only       Saturday Only
(Register before August 31, 2017)

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 August 31, 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 available soon!




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