SATA is an organization of students enrolled in the Art Therapy Counseling Program at Southern Illinois University. SATA promotes awareness of the field to the student body and the community at large. SATA provides opportunities for the exchange of information and experience through guest lectures, workshops, professional conferences, an annual art show and a semester newsletter. SATA is extremely active in grant writing, and as a student organization on campus, is eligible for many internal funding opportunities. Because SIUE's program is small (10 students per class), SATA also functions as a support group for students in the program. Students are encouraged to take leadership of SATA, including selecting and planning for guest lecturers, managing SATA funds, and designing and carrying out all aspects of the annual student art show.