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Help us celebrate the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the California Advocacy Initiative!

Will you spare 30 seconds to support Art Therapy in California?

If you are interested in becoming part of this growing advocacy, please click the link to submit an individual letter and agency letter! Help now at www.arttherapyca.org – please submit your contact information and learn more.

The CA Art Therapy Initiative is dedicated to expanding art therapy access, education, and services provided by professionally trained art therapists.  

Please share the link with friends, colleagues, and health care providers! We are collecting support for a statewide advocacy campaign and YOUR VOICE MATTERS.




Each of us has been impacted in different ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Old, young and in-between, we’ve all experienced big changes in our work home and social lives. Some changes, like losing a job, are difficult. Others – like spending more time with loved ones or doing more to help those in need – are joyful and inspiring.

SCCLD is partnering with the California State Library to collect COVID-19 stories from across the state. We invite you to share your experience – in an essay, poem, letter, photograph, artwork or video – so that we can preserve these memories for future Californians.

All Santa Clara County residents are welcome to submit typed or handwritten journals, letters, e-mail narratives and blog posts; photographs, videos and audio recordings; written or recorded interviews with family or friends; artwork and drawings; and other storytelling methods. Submissions will be preserved and eventually shared with the public so that future generations can understand and learn about how Californians reacted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us in celebrating the launch of California COVID Diaries, and help us record and commemorate the stories of Californians in 2020. Please visit  https://coviddiaries.library.ca.gov/ to submit your story.



Privilege Checklist Downloadable PDF

Reflection Guide Downloadable PDF

Cover Art Contest Winner - 2020 - Kay Guyer
Cover Art Contest Winner - 2018 - Shen Barnachea

*recorded video archive access for The 2020 NorCATA Conference will be available until 8/12/20 at 11:59pm.  There will be no downloadable PDFs.



Upcoming Events

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Artists Now

Helping Bay Area artists who are most in need get an immediate $500. Artists Now was created by Zoo Labs to bring financial support to those artists directly affected by the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, specifically POC, Women, and LGBTQIA+ artists, so that they can continue to create the art and love we need.

Bay Area Safety Net Fund

The Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis. The maximum grant is $500 per person per month, and the number of grants per month is dependent upon the funds raised. Grants will be evaluated in the order received.


Therapists are needed to offer short-term pro-bono sessions, and those willing to accept fees of $50 or less.  30-minute virtual sessions.


SAMHSA DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters such as COVID-19.  
800-985-5990


JOIN OR RENEW

NorCATA is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (the AATA). There are many benefits of joining NorCATA, and we welcome your interest in joining our community of involved local art therapists and students in our professional association.   

ADVOCACY

The California Art Therapy Advocacy Initiative

Join art therapists from NorCATA and SoCalATA in our efforts to create professional transparency for consumers about what art therapy is to expand
art therapy access, education, and services provided by board certified art therapists.  We are gathering letters of support (only 30 seconds to sign and send) that we will deliver to the CA State Senate and Assembly to gain awareness and visibility and to demonstrate the efficacy of art therapy for public safety on a statewide level. Eventually this effort will be in support of a resolution for state licensure and title protection.


NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS

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Write for us!

NorCATA collects content for our quarterly newsletters on an ongoing basis. Please proofread and send your articles, event reviews, stories, profiles, research pieces and other content in .doc or .docx format along with any high resolution images to our newsletter committee headed up by our editor, Abby Zimberg.

For more profiles in NorCATA's limited feature: ​"Art Therapists Making Things Happen", envisioned and curated by Robin Valicenti

ART THERAPISTS MAKING THINGS HAPPEN!

Shan Ru Lin is a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, Illinois. She earned an MA in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to her MA, Shan finished an undergraduate art therapy concentration study at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Her professional experience includes work with juvenile sex offenders, adults in psychiatric hospitals, trauma-informed practice in community social service settings for adult women, sexual assault counseling for adults and children, studio-based art therapy, and art therapy consulting in a school setting.

MAKE A GIFT!

Your tax deductible contribution supports our professional community and its members locally.   We appreciate your gift in any amount as a tribute to or in memory of someone special.

  • For community outreach, engagement, and support in relief efforts following fires
  • Funds to support workshops and advanced art therapy education in Northern CA
  • Art supplies for chapter workshops, conferences, and community events
  • NorCATA membership: Give the gift of membership to a friend or colleague
  • NorCATA legislative campaign 2020
  • NorCATA general fund
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PHOTOS FROM QUARTERLY EVENTS AND BIENNIAL CONFERENCES

PHOTOS FROM BOARD RETREAT IN AUGUST 2019 AT THE HISTORIC WOMEN'S BUILDING IN SAN FRANCISCO'S MISSION DISTRICT


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NorCATA is approved by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that promotes the therapeutic use of art throughout Northern California, public awareness of art therapy, professional development through educational events, workshops, conferences, and more.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

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