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AATA’s 53rd

Annual Conference


November 9-13, 2022

Minneapolis, MN


ART THERAPISTS MAKING THINGS HAPPEN


Featured Art Therapist Christine Phang


  • Artist
  • Writer
  • Illustrator
  • Marriage and Family Therapy 

          graduate student

  • Future art therapist










Read here to learn how Christine Phan 

has incorporated comic panels 

into her therapeutic practice and graduate research.


A Tribute for Vija B. Lusebrink

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Vija B. Lusebrink, 97, celebrated art therapist, professor, author, artist, colleague, and mentor passed away on June 12.

Her passing is sorrowful for countless art therapists across the US and abroad. Her impact on the world of art therapy is expansive and profound. It is amazing that a person who dealt with so many challenges as a young adult evolved into a master art therapist, professor, and author.

Read more about Vija B. Lusebrink here. 

1_LGCLOrT8Kft8Ty0I48ikqQ.jpegYour community is hard at work! Here are their most recent steps towards an acknowledging the significance of art at the state level: 

Working to acknowledge artists as second responders

ADVOCACY

*UPDATE*

As of June 8, 2022, California will be celebrating 

Art Therapy Week of Civic Engagement in October. 

Community opportunities to celebrate to come. 

The NorCATA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is striving for change

Current projects include: 

  • Revisioning a less hierarchical leadership model
  • Actively discussing white supremacy culture within NorCATA
  • Actively seeking input from community members 
  • Committed to change 
  • Seeking to support DEI students with scholarship opportunities 

Previous projects include:

  • Advocating for more DEI in the Art Therapy community. Read our letters below to see our work in action. 

 
 Free & Low Fee

Essential Therapy for Essential Workers

Therapy Aid Coalition is seeking licensed, insured therapists, authorized for clinical private practice, and willing to accept pro-bono or low-fee rates. 




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If you are interested in volunteering with the publications/blog committee, please contact Abby directly.



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  • For community outreach, engagement, and support in relief efforts following fires
  • Funds to support workshops and advanced art therapy education in Northern CA
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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.   



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