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NorCATA offers events by and for the local art therapy community including quarterly workshops with low-cost CE hours available, regional art groups, community art or art therapy groups, and an annual business meeting (ABM) in late January. 

REGIONAL EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

PAST WORKSHOPS 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

BOARD MEETINGS

Please note that participation in teleconferences is for principals, regional representatives and invited guests.


NOTICE REGARDING PHOTOGRAPHY OF EVENT When you attend NorCATA's workshops and conferences, you will be entering an area where photography may occur. As such, you consent to photography, and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, inclusion on websites and printed materials, and/or any other purpose by NorCATA. You release NorCATA, its organizers, employees, vendors, and each and all persons involved from any liability and waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties connected with the taking, and/or publication of photographs taken by NorCATA or the person or entity designated to do so by NorCATA. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before attending the event.

Cancellation & Refund Policy in cases of non-attendance by the registrant.

Continuing Education Policy
All workshops and conferences sponsored by 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 6832). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NorCATA is solely responsible for all aspects of our programs. NorCATA has also been approved by the California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 57985).  All courses are approved for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.  

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. ​

All Upcoming events

    • 07/13/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 561 E. Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    • 18
    Register

    Butte County Art Therapy
    ​Support Groups
    Second Saturdays at Studio 561 in Chico
    click here for details


    July 13, 2019

    Photo Therapy and Expression Techniques in Art Therapy and Photography Fundamentals (Bring some sort of camera if you have one). Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson MA, ATR-BC, PhD candidate and Kelsey Sachs BFA in photography

    Our suggested donation is $5 per session. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you wish. Your assistance will allow us to meet our expenses for supplies so that we can offer these groups throughout the year. 

    Please register to reserve a seat. If you have any questions about payments or refunds, please contact Cynthia.  If you need to cancel, please let her know with enough notice so that someone else can have your space. 

    And of course, we are grateful if you wish to donate without registering.



    • 07/14/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 149 South Blvd, San Mateo, CA
    • 20
    Register

    Drop-in monthly meetup to create, process, reflect, network and MORE!

    Second Sundays | 12pm - 2pm | Potluck
    Contact Peninsula Regional Rep

    Roberta Wentzel-Walter 
    or 
    text / call at 650-524-4575


    • 07/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    • 07/21/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 24
    Register


    2019 NorCATA Summer Workshop

    Sunday, July 21, 2019
    Workshop: 1:00 - 4:00pm
    NORTH BAY LOCATION


    Art Therapy and PTSD:
    The ACT Approach


    Presented by: 
    Amy Backos, Ph.D., ATR-BC

    ​Registration opens at 12:30pm.  
    Program begins promptly at 1:00pm.
     

    ​Limit 30 seats


    $25 for members
    $50 for non-members
    $10 for 3 CEUs

    Course Description:

    This interactive experiential class for art therapists and art therapy students explores Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Art Therapy interventions that support clients as they move through the phases of ACT therapy for recovery from PTSD. During this class, participants gain an introductory conceptual and applied understanding of ACT. Participants will have the opportunity to experience and engage in verbal and art therapy interventions to illustrate core ACT concepts. Originated by Dr. Steven Hayes, ACT combines the mindfulness of Zen Buddhism, the focus on language from relational frame theory, and the action oriented interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy. ACT shows strong evidence as a well–tolerated and successful treatment for PTSD and demonstrated as evidence based practice for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use disorder and many more clinical concerns. It can be used to address several types of problems at once and the concepts can be utilized by clinicians to help clients with multiple diagnoses such as PTSD and substance abuse. The concepts can be utilized by clinicians to manage distress, strong countertransference, and the inevitable feelings that arise from listening to trauma stories for a living. Students will be able to apply the concepts in their own lives to engage in value based living at work and in their personal lives.

    Biography:

    Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC, serves as Chair of the Graduate Art Therapy Psychology Department at Notre Dame de Namur University and provides Art Therapy at Alta Mira for adults in recovery. She works on the Research Committee of AATA, as an editor for the Journal of AATA, and as Chair of the IRB for research at NDNU. Internationally she works with Viva Nicaragua to bring Art Therapy services and trainings to adults and children living in extreme poverty and has collaborated on cross-cultural assessments in India. She is published in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and PTSD and recently co-edited the book, Emerging perspectives in Art Therapy. Her 22 years of clinical work includes Clinical Director and Art Therapist at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cleveland Veteran’s Affairs Medical Hospital providing evidence-based treatments and Art Therapy for veterans with PTSD, substance abuse, and poly-trauma, and as a PTSD Research Associate at the San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. She studied for two years under a national Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainer. She is an avid knitter and fiber artist, and she lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to name and describe the six core concepts of ACT

    2. Participants will be able to identify two metaphors and art therapy interventions that support ACT core concepts and the theory and research that supports the use of ACT and art therapy with people who have PTSD

    3. Participants will be able to describe the applications of research as it applies to art therapy practice and be able to implement three ACT interventions with clients to address PTSD and trauma.


    • 08/10/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 561 E. Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    • 20
    Register

    Butte County Art Therapy
    ​Support Groups
    Second Saturdays at Studio 561 in Chico


    August 10, 2019

    Theme to be determined. Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson PhD, MA, ATR-BC

    Our suggested donation is $5 per session. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you wish. Your assistance will allow us to meet our expenses for supplies so that we can offer these groups throughout the year. 

    Please register to reserve a seat. If you have any questions about payments or refunds, please contact Cynthia.  If you need to cancel, please let her know with enough notice so that someone else can have your space. 

    And of course, we are grateful if you wish to donate without registering.

    • 08/18/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    • 09/14/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 561 E. Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    • 20
    Register

    Butte County Art Therapy
    ​Support Groups
    Second Saturdays at Studio 561 in Chico


    Sept 14th - Theme to be determined and facilitator to be determined

    Our suggested donation is $5 per session. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you wish. Your assistance will allow us to meet our expenses for supplies so that we can offer these groups throughout the year. 

    Please register to reserve a seat. If you need to cancel, please let Cynthia know with enough notice so that someone else can have your space. 

    And of course, we are grateful if you wish to donate without registering.
    • 10/12/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 561 E. Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    • 20
    Register

    Butte County Art Therapy
    ​Support Groups
    Second Saturdays at Studio 561 in Chico


    October 12, 2019

    Japanese Sumi-e and Zen Shigajiku Butte County landscape
    painting/drawing with ink made from Paradise fire cinders. Emphasis on
    imagination simplicity, suggestion and harmony with nature.  Green
    matcha ink provided. Facilitated by Robin Valicenti MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC

    Our suggested donation is $5 per session. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you wish. Your assistance will allow us to meet our expenses for supplies so that we can offer these groups throughout the year. 

    Please register to reserve a seat. If you have any questions about payments or refunds, please contact Cynthia.  If you need to cancel, please let her know with enough notice so that someone else can have your space. 

    And of course, we are grateful if you wish to donate without registering.

    • 10/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    • 10/20/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    Amy Backos - Details TBD

    • 11/09/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 561 E. Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    • 20
    Register

    Butte County Art Therapy
    ​Support Groups
    Second Saturdays at Studio 561 in Chico
    click here for details


    November 9, 2019

    Theme and facilitator to be determined.

    Our suggested donation is $5 per session. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you wish. Your assistance will allow us to meet our expenses for supplies so that we can offer these groups throughout the year. 

    Please register to reserve a seat. If you have any questions about payments or refunds, please contact Cynthia.  If you need to cancel, please let her know with enough notice so that someone else can have your space. 

    And of course, we are grateful if you wish to donate without registering.

    • 11/17/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    • 12/14/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 561 E. Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    • 20
    Register

    Butte County Art Therapy
    ​Support Groups
    Second Saturdays at Studio 561 in Chico
    click here for details


    December 14, 2019

    Theme and facilitator to be determined.

    Our suggested donation is $5 per session. Please feel free to donate as much or as little as you wish. Your assistance will allow us to meet our expenses for supplies so that we can offer these groups throughout the year. 

    Please register to reserve a seat. If you have any questions about payments or refunds, please contact Cynthia.  If you need to cancel, please let her know with enough notice so that someone else can have your space. 

    And of course, we are grateful if you wish to donate without registering.

    • 12/15/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    • 01/26/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD
    • 35
    Register


    • 01/26/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • NDNU Wiegand Art Gallery, 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont CA

    Chronic Pain & Art Therapy

    with Dr. Christine Hirabayashi, LMFT, ATR-BC



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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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