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Please note that additional breaks will be added between sessions.

Friday, July 10, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Registration ends at 2:59PM

4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Jayashree George  DA, LMFT, ATR-BC; Deborah A. Sharpe PhD candidate, MA, ATR-BC & Anna Moore  BFA
Taking a Pulse of the AATA's Values: Decision-Making at an Organizational Level

Sarah Kremer  PhD, MAAT, LPCC, ATR-BC; Richard Carolan  EdD, ATR-BC; Erin Partridge  PhD, ATR-BC, & Amy Hill  PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT 
Research Initiatives with Existing Art and Art Therapy Programs

6:30pm - 7:30pm


Saturday, July 11, 2020

8:00am - 8:30am


8:30am - 9:00am

Welcome and Introductions 

9:00am - 10:30am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Dr. Jordan Potash
All. Here. Now: Art Therapy for Contemporary Times

10:30am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:00pm

Francine Ostrem  PhD, MFT, PCC, Expressive Arts Specialization 

Disrupting the Cycle of Disadvantage: A School-based Expressive Arts Program called PAINT

Erin Partridge  PhD, ATR-BC, Sadie Harmon  MFA, & Katie Wade M.Ed
Creative Friendly Visiting: A Collaboratively Imagined Program

12:00pm - 12:30pm


12:30pm - 2:00pm

Roberta Wentzel-Walter  MA, ATR-BC, & Tracy Ferron  MA
Walled Woman and the Winged Heart: Archetypal Art as Psychosocial Activism

12:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Serena Martinez-Coleman  PhD Candidate, ATR-BC, AMFT, Molly (Mary) Kometiani  MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, &
Cynthia Wilson  PhD, ATR-BC
Art Therapy with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Jennifer C. Clay  PhD candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC & Deborah A. Sharpe  PhD candidate, MA, ATR-BC
Creating a Sense of Place: Using “Peace Houses” to Imagine and Build Community

3:30pm - 4:00pm


5:00pm - 6:30pm


Sunday, July 12, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am


Sarah Kremer  PhD, MAAT, LPCC, ATR-BC & Deborah A. Sharpe  PhD candidate, MA, ATR-BC
Anti-Oppressive Practice: De-centering Whiteness as an Ethical Stance in Art Therapy

Pat B. Allen  PhD, ATR & Rabbi Adina Allen 
Collaborative Inquiry Through Art: Jewish Studio Project Makes It Real

12:00pm - 12:30pm


12:30pm - 3:30pm
Jordan Potash PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCPAT (MD), LCAT (NY) Relational Social Justice: Art Therapy and Civic Dialogues

3:30pm - 4:00pm


4:00pm - 5:30pm

Cynthia Wilson  PhD, ATR-BC, & Katrina Bobo-Spraggins MFT Associate, PCC Associate, ATR, MA
Community Volunteering: A Social Justice Approach Through Balanced Self-care and Cultural Humility

Kamaria Wells & Jennifer C. Clay  PhD candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC
Gnarly New History with Altered Books

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Attendees to the conference will be able to obtain a maximum of 16.0 hours of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be awarded upon completion of the conference, submission of the evaluation form(s), completion of the online test(s), and confirmation of attendance for more than 90% of each session attended. Activities such as breaks, meals, and/or casual receptions are not offered for continuing education credit.

It is each participant's responsibility to determine whether her or his licensing or credentialing body will accept the continuing education units earned at NorCATA's workshops and conferences.  NorCATA continuing education is defined as the number of actual clock hours spent in direct participation in a structured educational format as a learner.

NorCATA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. All educational sessions sponsored by the Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) are accepted for continuing education by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). NorCATA has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6832. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NorCATA has also been approved by the California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 57985) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Continuing Education Hours

There are a total of 16 CEs available for the full 3-day conference. 

Choose the Appropriate Option

NorCATA members please note: When registering for the conference, be sure to choose the member option.
  The default non-member option will always be available as it is for the public.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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