• 2014 CATA CONFERENCE

    SAVE THE DATE ─ Saturday, November 15 ─ for the 2014 CATA fall conference. Through experiential workshops and a discussion panel on models of success in the field, you’ll be inspired by creative life in sync with our conference outlook, ...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

By Carolyn Johnson We have been contacted by Larry Connor of COPACT (Coalition of Oregon Professional Associations for Counseling and Therapy) to provide information about the number of Board Certified Art Therapists in the State of Oregon. The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists is considering modifying the LPC/LMFT Practice Act by removing […]

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STAYING IN TOUCH

The Portland Creative Arts Therapies Association (CATA) aims to facilitate connectivity among colleagues and others who are interested in integrating the creative arts into their practices. Therefore, robust communications are essential to our mission. Communication is a two-way street: CATA to you and you to the CATA community. How CATA communicates. CATA maintains a web […]

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

CATA has reshaped itself to meet the needs of our creative arts therapies community more pragmatically. As several members of the steering committee stepped down to devote more time to other parts of their lives, other volunteers joined the committee. Many thanks to Jodi Winnwalker, Yael Schweitzer, Diana Milia, Kris Bella, and Selin Strait for […]

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ART THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENT SEXUAL OFFENDERS

In May 2012, Christy Pagels, LPC, ATR, and Molly McDavitt, MA facilitated a workshop at the Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network’s  Annual Conference that illustrated the benefits of art therapy. This was the first time that creative arts therapists facilitated a workshop at the Conference. Their presentation included examples of artwork supported how art […]

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