How Do I Become a Member of the Northern California Art Therapy Association?
Members may join through NorCATA or through AATA. Please visit our Membership page and follow instructions to renew your membership or become a new member of NorCATA.
I am a new member. How will I receive information about upcoming workshops and events? As a member, you will automatically receive announcements for upcoming events by social media or you can check back on the website under events or on the home page.
Do I need to be an AATA member to join NorCATA?
The American Art Therapy Association, AATA, does not require that chapter members have concurrent AATA membership at the equivalent membership level. However, non-AATA members who sign up for chapter membership must do so at the Contributing (Friend) level of $45. NorCATA board members are expected to have concurrent AATA membership.
Is there a good time to join?
It's always a good time! The NorCATA membership subscription period is on an annualized basis. Your subscription renewal date will be one year from the date you join, and payments will automatically recur. You may opt-out at any time.
What are your workshop fees for members and non-members? Workshop fee for members is $25. Fee for non-members is $50. Fees can be paid via debit or credit card online at a secure site, or at the door if space is still available..
How do I get CE hours for workshops? When you register for an event, you will be asked if you want CE hours, which you can pay for online. After the event, you will be given an evaluation to complete and leave with the presenter; or you may receive an email instructing you to complete the evaluation for that workshop or conference. Once you have submitted your evaluation, you will be sent a pdf with your certificate to download and print.
Will NorCATA events fulfill my MFT requirements? As a CAMFT and NBCC-approved continuing education provider, NorCATA's events will satisfy many CE requirements, including ethics. However, if you have a question about the content of a specific workshop as it pertains your particular license or credentials, you should contact the organization that oversees that license and/or credential for final confirmation.
I'm interested in being a regional representative for one of the open rep positions. Who should I contact?
Please contact Regional Rep Liaison.
I'm interested in being on a NorCATA Board committee, or even as a Director on the Board. Who should I contact?
Please contact either our Programs Co-Director, Deborah Sharpe, or our Acting President, Cynthia Wilson.
I'm a student. Are there volunteer jobs I can do so that my $25 membership fee can be waived?
Yes. Please contact our NDNU Student Liaison, Lexi Sorbara. Or you can complete a volunteer application.
I'm a mental health professional in another discipline but very interested in art therapy - can I still join NorCATA?
Yes! You are welcome to join as an Associate Member, with concurrent AATA membership. If you choose not to have concurrent AATA membership, feel free to join at the Contributing (Friend) level. Attending workshops and local regional meetings is a great way to learn more about the use of art therapy and connect with other professionals supportive of the use of creative arts in healing.
Can I still pay by check and mail in my membership application?
Yes. However, there is a $15 dollar processing fee for use of the paper application. This fee is waived if you attend our annual business meeting in January at Fort Mason or a workshop and provide your check and application in person. If you still prefer to mail a check, mail to: P. O. Box 210645 San Francisco, CA 94121
Do I need a PayPal or other account to pay for my membership online?
No. You can pay by credit card if you prefer. Payments are made through AffiniPay, our secure payment processor specifically for associations. Just select the appropriate payment button and it will give you a credit card option.
I don't remember my username or password, what do I do?
Go to Member Login on the home page; the person icon at the upper right of the page. Enter your email address and we'll send a Password Reminder to the email address on file.
I did not receive the NorCATA e-newsletter, why not?
If you are a current member (you have a username and password that our site generated for you) it could be the email went to your spam folder. For the future, please be sure that emails from firstname.lastname@example.org don't go to your spam folder. To access newsletters you may have missed, visit www.norcata.org as all past newsletters are posted on our site.