NorCATA strives for exceptional quality in educational offerings, and wants to provide satisfaction with your learning experience. All attendees will be given opportunities to provide feedback including a post-workshop evaluation. The board carefully reviews and uses participant feedback to continually improve overall program quality. If you would like to share a suggestion or a concern, please direct your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to achieving a suitable response to your inquiry.
When NorCATA’s Program Director(s) receive a written formal complaint from a participant or potential participant expressing a concern, they will respond with an acknowledgement within one week. The Program Director(s) will then consult with NorCATA’s President and other Board Members as needed in order to follow up with a reasonable, ethical and timely written response. Generally, these matters can be addressed and resolved within a week.
Policy Statement on Diversity
NorCATA has a tradition of respecting the dignity and rights of the individual and encourages its Board and Members to be responsive to community and global concerns and to act with a sense of responsibility to self and others. We are committed to respect for individual differences and diversity in our selection of instructors, content and organizational operations. We expect that all instructors engage in respectful explorations of issues regarding diversity and multiculturalism and continue to develop a commitment to social justice in developing educational content. Program proposals will be reviewed with this awareness in mind and only those that meet these criteria will be selected. All NorCATA offerings are expected to adhere to CAMFT, AATA, ATCB and NBCC policies and guidelines on diversity.
Policy Statement on Ethical and Clinically Sound Standards of Practice
Continuing Education courses offered by NorCATA will endeavor to promote the welfare of clients through sound decision-making and ethically sound practices. Course content will promote and respect the rights of those persons seeking assistance, and make reasonable efforts to ensure that their services are used properly. All conference/program presenters are asked to adhere to the CAMFT, AATA, ATCB and NBCC Codes of Ethics regarding the protection of privileged confidential client information. When case studies are presented or used as examples, presenters cannot disclose confidential information that reasonably could lead to the identification of a client or other person or organization with whom they have a confidential relationship unless they have obtained the prior consent of the person or organization.
Members of the Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) do not condone or engage in discrimination or refuse professional services to anyone on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or marital status. The greater NorCATA community respects individual differences, are aware of, and embrace cultural and ethnic diversity.
NorCATA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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.