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What Is CATA

CATA – The Canadian Art Therapy Association is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1977 by Dr. Martin A Fischer to promote the profession of art therapy in Canada. We aim to maintain national standards of training, practice and supports and administers professional registration, promoting registration and publication.

How Does It Work?

Use the creative process of art-making and client-reflection to improve and enhance mental, physical and emotional well-being of individuals.

The Creative Process

The creative process effectively aids in coping with illness, stress and trauma, resolving conflicts and problems , developing interpersonal and social skills, managing emotions and behavior, treating developmental or psychological impairment achieving insight and increasing self-esteem.