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The Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA)  
is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).  NorCATA is  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to:

Promote the therapeutic use of art throughout Northern California

Promote professional development through education events, workshops and conference

Promote public awareness of art therapy through instructional presentation to community agencies

Foster networking and the development of support groups for therapists through regional meetings

Publish a quarterly newsletter and ongoing blog.

Chapters of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) are active throughout the US.

AATA chapters conduct meetings and activities that promote the field of art therapy on a local level.
AATA chapters provide a forum for addressing professional issues as well as a network for members working toward common goals. 

AATA's Assembly of Chapters provides information and support to chapter members at the local level. 

Please note: 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.  NorCATA board members are expected to have concurrent AATA membership.

PO Box 460687
San Francisco, CA  94146-0661 USA


+1 (650) 489-2258

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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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