Bret Bernhoft hosts a podcast called “Being Bipolar,” which explores issues relating to mental health. Bret found the CATA web site while doing research for an upcoming episode on “art therapy” and asked for someone to do an interview about how the arts can help address mental health issues. Steering committee member, Molly McDavitt rose […]
This year’s Conference, Beyond Survival: Thriving as a Creative Arts Therapist, is all about nurturing yourself as a creative arts therapist — both in the way of developing your business practice and attending to your self-care. Together we’ll celebrate the ...
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, ...
by Jessica Western The Portland CATA Winter Mixer was a great success! A huge thanks to all who attended and to Emily Frankie for capturing the spirit of the evening in photos. Many echoed the sentiment that it was a ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]