Membership in NorCATA is your chance to be an active participant in the field of art therapy, dedicated to the growth of the field and to increasing your knowledge in this specialized therapeutic practice.
Join both The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and NorCATA - and find outstanding networking opportunities, with solid ways to increase your knowledge and career potential.
By joining NorCATA you can:
Participate in Networking Opportunities: Membership in NorCATA will assist you in making connections with peers and experts in the field of art therapy across the state and around the country, sharing ideas, and increasing your knowledge of the field. Members also receive automatic discounts on NorCATA conference attendance, continuing education workshops, seminars, and retreats throughout the year.
Explore your Leadership Potential: NorCATA offers a wide range of opportunities for professional development, including presenting at the bi-annual NorCATA Conference, and other local events. Members are also invited and encouraged to participate in leadership roles throughout the Chapter, including committee and board-level positions, as well as regional representatives. We have current openings.
Create and Exhibit Artwork: As an organization that values self-expression through art making, NorCATA holds periodic/regular group art making sessions that are open to all members.
Build on your Skills: NorCATA is proud to present continuing education workshops in a relaxed atmosphere where we can learn and grow from sharing with one another.
Promote your Practice: Members who are registered art therapists are invited to submit a profile for our Public Art Therapist Referral Directory. This referral list is a resource to assist individuals, organizations/agencies, students, and colleagues in search of art therapy services, consultation, and supervision throughout the state of California.
Offer your availability and services as a supervisor or mentor.
Stay in the loop with E-Alerts and our Google Group Listserv: NorCATA members receive automatic updates via email that include timely information regarding news, events, exhibitions and networking opportunities in the Northern California art therapy community.
AATA members can access and contact other NorCATA members though the AATA website, until our own member directory is complete.
Discounted quarterly workshops and seminars.
Be a contributing blogger in our CATABlog.Access career resource links, a supervisor search, a job board, a newsletter archive, and now a public referral directory where you can promote your art therapy practice.
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.