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 […]
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 […]
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 […]
The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City on September 17, 2011 inspired protests in many other U.S. cities, including Portland, Oregon. Occupy Portland’s initial October 6 march drew an estimated 10,000 to Pioneer Courthouse Square. However, the tent city that was the physical base of Occupy Portland was dismantled by the […]