Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP
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Associate Editor | Social Media Coordinator, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association (2022-Present)

Director, American Art Therapy Association (AATA) 
Board of Directors (2017-2021) 
Honors & Scholarship Working Group Board Liaison, 
50th Anniversary Chair, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)  
Taskforce and Committee Chair, AATA Communications Team 

Active in the AATA for over 20 years: Student Subcommittee Chair (1997-1999), Education Committee (1999-2002), Web Editorial Committee (2002-2003), Publications Committee (2005-2006), Governmental Affairs Committee (2007-2008), Journal Advisory Board (2007-2009), Web Editor (2005-2008), Program Chair for AATA's 40th Anniversary Conference (2009)
Service & Community Organizing
Recipient of the Association's highest recognition, Honorary Life Member (HLM) Award for outstanding regional and national contributions in the field of art therapy (2019)

Past President (2007-2010)

Publications Committee Chair 
Editor of BATA's quarterly newsletter, The Palette (2005-2007)
Online Course Instructor: Online Art Therapy Approaches and Methods (2022, 2023), Creating a Strong Art Therapy Presence on Social Media (2023)

Peer Reviewer, International Journal of Art Therapy

Guest Editor, Special Issue- Online Art Therapy, Volume 25, Issue 4, International Journal of Art Therapy (2020)

© 2004-2024 Gretchen M. Miller
The Art Therapist's Guide to Social Media offers the art therapy community a guide that addresses content related to social media use, its growing influence, and the impact social networking has on the profession and work of art therapists.​

TEDx Ursuline: Cultivating Creativity, Connection, and Community -  In this TEDx talk, Gretchen describes the ways social media offers opportunity for creativity, connection, and the development of community.

Ursuline College Alumni Service Award: Promoting the Field of Art Therapy and Building Community

AATA Presidential Recognition Award: 
Social Media  (2015)

​In 2008, Gretchen founded The Art Therapy Alliance, an on-line professional network leveraging social media and connection to promote art therapy, the work of art therapists, and build community. 

Gretchen also created the online community 6 Degrees of Creativity that cultivates creative energy through art making, collaboration, and connection among art therapists, expressive arts therapists, and others around the world. 
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