MAATC Online Interview Day 2021

Saturday, February 20

This event will be all online.


The Graduate Admissions Committee made preliminary evaluations of candidates for admission by January 31, 2021. Candidates have been notified that were selected to attend an online interview on February 20, 2021.

The MAATC program interview process will be conducted online only on February 20, 2021. Candidates were asked to register and have been assigned to a Faculty Panel for their interview. After registration, the first step in the interview process is to submit a Brief Essay prior to Interview Day.


MAATC Interview Day Program Overview - Faculty Presentation and Q & A

Join our Interview Day Webinar on February 20th using this link! Please include your full name and pronouns when you join Zoom, so we know who is seeking entrance. For example First Name Last Name (She/Her/Hers).

Faculty Q & A will begin following a full screening of the MAATC Program Overview Video (42 minutes). A live Q & A webinar with faculty will begin following this video at approximately 10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

Individual Interviews begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. CST after the opening Faculty Introduction and Q&A. Participants will use the interview link provided in an email after registration with the subject “Your Appointment is Confirmed!” and the “SAIC Art Therapy & Counseling Interview Essay” submitted.

Students Q & A Sessions are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. CST and 2:00 p.m. CST.

Please contact for any problems locating an attendee link. Again, this was sent as an email confirmation.


Pre-Recorded Video Presentations

Opening Faculty Presentation (Program Overview)

To view the MAATC Interview Day Program Overview please watch the video at the above link. Note: Participants have the option to view this pre-recorded video either in advance of Interview Day or on Interview Day, February 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CST.

Earning a Professional Degree in Art Therapy - Accreditation, Licensure, and Employment Valerie Vasquez, Licensure Specialist

Student Research Presentations

To view MAATC student research presentations, please watch the videos at the following links:

Destigmatization through Deconstruction Laura B. Young

Transcripts -  Laura B. Young presentation transcripts

This project explores how affirming access to mental health resources is limited for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The author explores their experiences with mental health services as informed by their lived experience as an art therapist, consumer of mental health care, and as a non-binary individual. In order to expand upon existing literature and praxis and build a starting point for further research, the author collaborates with others from the transgender and gender non-conforming community to amplify and share oppressive experiences ranging from therapists’ lack of knowledge of these identities to the pathologization of one’s gender presentation.

Laura B. Young is a candidate for a Master's in Art Therapy and Counseling from the School of the Art Institute. Young currently holds an internship at Riveredge Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric hospital and has also interned in residential and community settings. Young is a mixed media artist who enjoys experimenting with sensory components in their artwork.

Unsettling Care: An Autoethnographic Exploration of White Feminine Caring Katherine Vincent Lamb

Transcripts -  Katherine Vincent Lamb presentation transcripts

Using texts and objects from my family archive, I examined my socialization as a “caring” white woman within a patriarchal, white supremacist, settler colonial society. This process resulted in an altered doll and an embroidered quilt symbolizing the relationship between my ideas of “care” and my historical context.

Katherine is an emerging art therapist and self-taught fiber artist based in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. After a number of years in the nonprofit sector, Katherine enrolled in the MAATC program, serving as an art therapy intern at Misericordia Home and Rice Child & Family Center.