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NorCATA 2019 Fall Workshop

  • 10/05/2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • 149 South Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
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Starting and Sustaining Your Own Private Practice:
Connecting Art Therapy to Your Community

Presented by:
Arnell Etherington-Reader, Ph.D, MFT, ATR-BC, HLM

149 South Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402

Limit 36 Seating Capacity

Workshop Description

Participants will have the opportunity to explore informally a number of areas of legal, ethical, and practical concern when beginning your private work as an art therapist. This brief workshop will cover issues such as when and how to begin, local licensure, business contacts, what the benefits of the small business owner may be, tax information, etc. Ways to promote and sustain your business will be addressed and envisioning your ideal space in an art experiential will close the workshop.


Presenter Biography

Arnell Etherington Reader, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate Art Therapy Psychology Department, Notre Dame de Namur University in California lecturing for 29 years.  She continues teaching NDNU’s International Art Therapy class in the UK, Art Therapy Ph.D. and Masters classes. Having moved to the UK nine years ago, she now lectures at Art Therapy Northern Programme, has a small private practice in Wokingham, and offers Living Art weeklong painting workshops.  She is a licensed art psychotherapist and clinical psychologist in both the US and UK.


  1. Participants will be able to name at least 10 important legal,  ethical, and practical considerations for beginning and sustaining a private practice from selecting an office space to tax information on owning a small business.
  2. Participants will be able to cite three advantages of having a private practice in art therapy.
  3. Participants will be able to list four new ways to gain clients.
  4. Participants will be able to describe the ideal therapeutic container that suits their personal and professional needs through an art experience.

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