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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. 

For details about events, please see ALL UPCOMING EVENTS area below.  Scroll to bottom of page for full list of past events.


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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 maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  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 as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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 Events

    • 01/31/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • virtual
    Register

    NorCATA 2021 Winter Workshop


    Art Therapy in Saudi Arabia

    with 

    Fahad Alfahed, PhD., ATR-BC

    10:00am - 12:00pm PST


    Workshop Description

    This workshop invites participants with an interest in international art therapy to explore the historical and cultural perspectives and future directions of art therapy in Saudi Arabia. Through a combination of presentation, exercises, and discussion, the facilitator will provide participants with concepts addressing therapeutic assessments.

    The workshop focuses on 1) the review of art therapy practices in Saudi Arabia, 2) the highlighted cultural considerations of art therapy assessments in Saudi Arabia from the perspective of the presenter’s clinical experience and research findings, and 3) the practical application of providing culturally based art therapy assessments.

    The workshop will invite participants to engage in a discussion covering applications,  perspectives and status of art therapy as cultural research and practice, particularly in Saudi Arabia, as well as implications for cross cultural implementation. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange cultural perspectives and share their own experiences, challenges, and barriers to using cross cultural art therapy assessments in order to articulate lessons learned and explore best practices.


    Materials needed for experientials

    12" x 18" drawing paper

    Colored pencils

    Markers

    Pastels 


    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the historical contexts of art therapy in Saudi Arabia that influences current practice and possible future therapeutic directions; 
    2. Outline important cultural considerations and implications of art therapy assessment in Saudi Arabia;
    3. Discuss practical ways of providing cross cultural assessment in art therapy.


    Workshop Schedule

    Subject

          Duration

    Type

    Art therapy in Saudi Arabia

          1 hour          

    Presentation 

    Art therapy Assessment    

          ½ hour

    Practice 

    Cultural perspectives

           ½ hour

    Discussion 


    Biography
    Fahad Alfahed developed an interest in art at an early time of his life. He refined his interest in art professionally by studying as an undergraduate and his first master’s degree in art education at King Saud University. While he was studying his undergraduate, he also developed an interest in art therapy and attended many workshops and trainings in Saudi Arabia. After that, Alfahed earned his master’s degree in art therapy from New York University and finished his master’s thesis on art therapy and Alzheimer’s. Subsequently, and during his PhD study, he obtained the registration and board certification from the art therapy credentials board. He finished his doctoral study at Notre Dame de Namur University and completed his dissertation on the personality, art therapy formal elements, and Beneficiaries of Mohammed Bin Naif Counseling and Care Center in Riyadh. Alfahed currently is working as an assistant professor at King Saud University and practices art therapy with various populations.

    Come for the workshop, stay for our Annual Business Meeting (ABM)
    Meet the new board members for 2021, participate in a brief opening ritual, a raffle, and an awards ceremony including Honorary Lifetime Member (HLM).  Much more to come!


    The NorCATA Annual Business Meeting (ABM)
    12:30pm - 2:00pm PST


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


    CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICY

    This workshop is three hours long without a break and 3 CE hours can be obtained.  Please note that breaks and meal breaks are not included in CE hours that can be obtained.

    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.

    All courses meet the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit (TBD) for Registered and Board Certified Art Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Educational Psychologists, and Other Mental Health Professionals as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  NorCATA is approved by the California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT provider number 57985) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. NorCATA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    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. ​

Past events

07/10/2020 The 2020 NorCATA Conference
01/26/2020 NorCATA 2020 Winter Workshop
01/26/2020 NorCATA Annual Business Meeting 2020
12/15/2019 Board Meeting Teleconference
12/14/2019 Butte County Art Therapy ​Support Group
12/04/2019 Cover Art Contest
12/03/2019 Call For Proposals
11/17/2019 Board Meeting Teleconference
11/09/2019 Butte County Art Therapy ​Support Group
10/12/2019 Butte County Art Therapy ​Support Group
10/05/2019 NorCATA 2019 Fall Workshop
10/05/2019 Board Meeting - In Person
09/14/2019 Butte County Art Therapy ​Support Group
08/24/2019 NorCATA Summer 2019 Regional Meeting
08/18/2019 Board Meeting Teleconference
08/10/2019 Butte County Art Therapy ​Support Groups
07/21/2019 NorCATA 2019 Summer Workshop
07/21/2019 Board Meeting - In Person
07/14/2019 Peninsula Art Therapists Meetup
07/13/2019 Butte County Art Therapy ​Support Groups
06/09/2019 Peninsula Art Therapists Meetup
06/08/2019 Butte County Art Therapy Support Groups
05/19/2019 Board Meeting Teleconference
05/11/2019 Butte County Art Therapy Support Groups
04/20/2019 Sonoma / Napa Regional Art Group
04/14/2019 Peninsula Art Therapists Meetup
04/14/2019 Board Meeting Teleconference
04/13/2019 Butte County Art Therapy Support Groups
04/08/2019 NDNU Book Party
04/04/2019 NDNU Art Therapy Dept Reunion
03/24/2019 2019 NorCATA Spring Workshop
03/10/2019 Peninsula Art Therapists
03/09/2019 Butte County Art Therapy Support Groups
03/02/2019 GPY 9884: Art Psychotherapy Doll Making to Explore Where Cross Culture Meets Shadow
01/27/2019 NorCATA 2019 Winter Workshop
01/27/2019 Annual Business Meeting


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Belmont CA 94002-9998 
USA

Contact:   

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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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