Meetings and Events

February 4th 2018 chapter meeting details:

Sunday, February 4th 2018, 1:00pm-3:00PM, room 202AB

Antioch University Seattle (AUS)

2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121

We hope you can join us at our upcoming member meeting that will feature an overview of art therapy within the Creative Forces Healing Arts Network. This is an exciting national program that has expanded to Washington in the last year providing art therapy to service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

2 free CEU credits will be available to EATA members per WA DOH state licensure guidelines (LMFT, LMHC, LICSW):


Brenda Maltz MA, ATR-P, Creative Arts Therapist from the Madigan Intrepid Spirit Transition center (MIST) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). 

Valli Rebsamen MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, Military & Family Life Counselor out of JBLM and volunteer to Creative Forces Community Coalition as an EATA representative.

Topics include:

  • Clinical art therapy within an interdisciplinary medical team 
  • Directives used throughout all Creative Forces sites
  • Current AT research efforts and recent publications from clinicians at Creative Forces sites
  • Navigating how best to serve the individual, integrating the family and community supports

For more about art therapy at Creative Forces sites, check out National Geographic article By Caroline Alexander Photographs and Audio by Lynn Johnson:

What is Creative Forces?

Creative Forces is a national program sponsored by a partnership between the Department of Defense (DOD), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Veterans Affairs (VA). Creative Forces brings creative arts therapies to outpatient programs that serve military service members and veterans experiencing PTSD and TBI. As part of an interdisciplinary clinical approach, service member care include: art therapy, drama therapy, and music therapy.

More about Creative Forces Healing Arts Network

Creative Forces and community partnerships in WA

In addition to clinical AT, Creative Forces is collaborating with state art agencies to promote art making opportunities to military-connected service members and their families. The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) facilitates our community coalition and hosted a summit in the Fall of 2017 at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. An overview of the event with video of panel discussions can be found at:

Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are events designed to promote art therapy and network community.  Chapter Meetings are every other month on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. Meetings are open to anyone interested in Art Therapy. For details on the next chapter meeting see above or contact us at


In addition to Chapter Meetings, EATA organizes meet-ups to promote community networking and engage in local creative activities. See calendar above for upcoming events. Prior Meetings:

Board and Committee Meetings 

EATA Board meets the first Sunday of every other month. EATA has established committee to focus on topics important to the growth of art therapy in Washington state. Committees meet once a month or as needed. Interested in joining one of the following committee? Please complete the form below or contact us at