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NorCATA 2022 Spring Workshop


Art Therapy Licensure Panel in California 

Presentation, Q&A, Art making with 

Tyler Kirby, PhD

AATA's Advocacy & Public Affairs Manager 

on

May 22nd, 2022

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 


-- Sponsered by AATA, NorCATA & SoCalATA --

2 CEU's available. For CEU's register here.



AATA’s 53rd

Annual Conference

will be in

Minneapolis, MN


Save the Date

We invite you to join us November 9-13, 2022!

Early registration begins June 8th.

More information to come.


ART THERAPISTS MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

Why Licensing Matters to the Future of Art Therapy as a Profession

written by 

Margaret Carlock-Russo, EdD,  LCAT(NY), ATR-BC, ATCS

Read Carlock-Russo's article to understand why  "It is critical to gain art therapy licensure to ensure professional sustainability for generations to come." 



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

Working towards Art Therapy Civic Engagement week



Unable to attend NorCATA's Spring Workshop?

Join Tyler Kirby as he discusses 

The Future of Art Therapy Licensing Virtual Session

June 9th at 4:00 PDT



Connect with

community

through our 

Fall NewsBlog 2021


ADVOCACY

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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NorCATA collects content for our quarterly newsblog 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 images or videos to our newsblog committee headed up by our editor, Abby Zimberg. Please send all submissions to newsblog@norcata.org

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



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800-985-5990

Crisis Hotlines
Call or Text 9-1-1. Ask for a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) officer or go to your nearest hospital emergency room if you can safely get there.​
NAMI Crisis Info & Suicide Prevention
Crisis Text Line     Text "HOME" to 741741 


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

​International OCD Foundation

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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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.   


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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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