By Diana Milia, LPC, ATR-BC, LCAT, ACS (Reposted from December 2011) Fall is a natural time of dying. Warmth and daylight fade into winter, the year draws to a close, and I feel nostalgic about lost time, missed opportunities and departed loved ones. Letting go of a twenty year career in New York to care [...]
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 ...
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, ...
By Pat Jenkins, MA Art Therapy (reposted from February 2012) Everyone needs Art. Everyone needs a creative outlet. Sadly, there are people who, for whatever reasons, do not have access to any creative arts activities, classes, or programs and have ...
By Carolyn Johnson, MA, BC-DMT, NCC (republished from January 2012) For the last four years CATA has been focused on facilitating connections between the various creative arts therapy modalities, offering opportunities for learning, mutual support and validation. It has also been considering the feasibility of pursuing CAT licensure in Oregon. We recognize the rich and [...]
Jodi Winnwalker, Oregon Music Therapist Pioneer, in Conversation with Tamara Gilbert (republished from Oct. 2011) CATA: Portland has a reputation for Indy music and seems to be a place where music therapists can find work. What first brought you to Oregon? Jodi: The green trees, flowing rivers, and fresh air of Oregon said: “Jodi, this [...]
SAVE THE DATE ─ Sunday, November 4 ─ for the CATA Conference dedicated to The Dance, Art & Song of Aging: Embracing the Elders of our Community through the Creative Arts Therapies. Through experiential workshops, demonstrations and a keynote talk by Pacific Northwest Native American artist and storyteller, Lillian Pitt, you’ll be inspired by the roles [...]
- ART THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENT SEXUAL OFFENDERS January 8, 2013
- RETROSPECTIVE ON DANCE ACTIVISM AT OCCUPY PORTLAND December 2, 2012
- ART THERAPY WITH UNDER-SERVED POPULATIONS December 2, 2012
- TUNNELS OF BEREAVEMENT December 2, 2012
- ON THE RELEVANCE OF CREDENTIALING November 28, 2012