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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.




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

All Upcoming events

    • 11/01/2019
    • 08/31/2020

    Tote bag logo  $250
    Tote bag insert  $150   (qty 150)
     Registration badge lanyard $400
     Other logo swag  (qty 150)
          Logo pins, buttons, stress balls, caps, etc  
     In Kind donation  
     Program booklet Advertising:  
          Full page (back cover)  $600
          Full page (inside back cover)  $550
          Full page  $500
          Half page (horizontal)  $450
     Student Scholarship Fund  $ANY
          Average student conference registration   
           is $200. Any amount is greatly appreciated! 

    All sponsor purchases include your logo on the NorCATA conference website with a link to your company site. Student Scholarship Fund purchases include a special appreciation mention on our website.

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

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

    December 14, 2019

    Textile exploration of yarns and fabric in conjunction with nature. Taking self nurturance outside the self and the studio while intertwining the fabrics of our lives in community.  Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson PhD, MA, ATR-BC.  Co-facilitated by a local Tai Chi instructor. 

    Donate $5 with your registration

    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
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    • 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

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. ​

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.

PO Box 932
Belmont CA 94002-9998 


+1 650.485.3019 call or text


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.

NorCATA does not and shall not discriminate, or allow discrimination against any person because of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, physical disability, medical condition, or special needs, in any of its activities or operations. Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NorCATA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.

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