Levels of membership

CATA-ACAT Membership Levels and Benefits

There are five categories of membership with the Canadian Art Therapy Association – Association Canadienne d’Art Thérapie

  1. Registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT)
  2. Professional
  3. Inactive
  4. Associate
  5. Student

Membership Benefits

Digital Member Card

Volunteer Opportunities

Tri-annual Newsletter (digital)

Bi-annual CATA/ACAT Academic Journal (hard copy)

Receive Membership-wide E-Blasts (i)

Submit Art Therapy Content for Membership-wide E-Blasts (i)

Reduced Fees to CATA/ACAT Workshops and Conferences

Voting Member

Liability Insurance at a Reduced Group Rate

Listing in the Find an Art Therapist

Directory

Listing in the
Find an Art Therapy Supervisor

Directory

Supervise Art Therapy Students and Professionals in Accordance with CATA/ACAT Education Standards

Registered Art Therapist (RCAT)
Post-nominal Designation

Annual Membership Fee

Student Member

$45

Associate Member

$75

Professional Member

$145

Registered Member

$145

Inactive Member (i)

(i)

$75

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1. REGISTERED CANADIAN ART THERAPIST (RCAT)

A Registered Canadian Art Therapist can use RCAT as a post nominal designation. They have a designated registration number and abide by the CATA-ACAT Standards of Practice. Registration with a professional association is increasingly being requested for employment in health practice.  Registration indicates you are a Professional Member in good standing, have received additional training in your profession, received clinical supervision (50 hours for 1000 client contact hours) beyond graduation, display involvement in the art therapy community and are experienced in working with a variety of clients in diverse settings. Please see Registration Requirements for application details.

Benefits of Registered Canadian Art Therapist Membership

Registered Art Therapist (RCAT) designation, supervises professional and student art therapists in schools in compliance with CATA-ACAT education standards, provide art therapy consultation, voting member of CATA, can volunteer on the Board of Directors, access liability insurance at a reduced group rate, listed on CATA-ACAT online directory called “Find an Art Therapist” and “Find an Art Therapist Supervisor”, electronic registration membership card, tri-annual newsletter, bi-annual CATA-ACAT Academic Journal, reduced fees to annual CATA-ACAT conference and workshops.

RCATs can supervise art therapy students and professionals.

Annual Fee

$145.00 CAD per annum as of April 2018


2. PROFESSIONAL MEMBER

For professional art therapists who have completed an art therapy postgraduate training that meets the education standards of CATA-ACAT. They abide by the CATA-ACAT Standards of Practice. These members are usually receiving supervision from a RCAT Member for their professional development, growth and eventual registration.  If applying for the first time, please email documentation of graduation from an art therapy training program that is in compliance with CATA-ACAT education standards to complete your application.

Benefits of Professional Art Therapist Membership

Voting member, volunteer on the Board of Directors, liability insurance at a reduced group rate, listed on CATA-ACAT online directory called “Find an Art Therapist”, electronic membership card, tri-annual newsletter, bi-annual CATA-ACAT Academic Journal, reduced fees to annual CATA-ACAT conference and workshops.

Annual Fee

$145.00 CAD per annum as of April 2018


3. INACTIVE MEMBER

Inactive members are Professional and Registered members who are no longer practicing art therapy or supervising art therapy in any way, or who are taking a break from practicing for a minimum of a year, but still want to be involved in the community, keep up to date through the journal and conferences, and maintain their liability insurance. Inactive members continue to abide by CATA-ACAT Standards of Practice.

Benefits of Inactive Membership

Voting member, volunteer on the Board of Directors, Liability insurance at a reduced group rate (indicate retired), Electronic membership card, tri-annual newsletter, bi-annual CATA-ACAT Academic Journal, reduced fees to annual CATA-ACAT conference and workshops.

Annual Fee

$75.00 per annum as of April 2018


4. ASSOCIATE MEMBER

For professionals in fields other than art therapy who are interested in and supportive of art therapy as a profession. They wish to contribute to the art therapy community and practice. This category includes creative arts therapists (drama, music, dance), expressive arts therapists, psychologists, mental health practitioners, civil servants, medical practitioners, agencies and institutions, and people of other related professions. Please include documentation demonstrating your involvement in a related field.

Benefits of Associate Membership

Electronic membership card, volunteer on the Board of Directors, tri-annual newsletter, bi-annual CATA-ACAT Academic Journal, Reduced fees to annual CATA-ACAT conference and workshops.

Annual Fee

$75.00 CAD per annum as of April 2018


5. STUDENT MEMBER

For students enrolled in a graduate art therapy program and other students who are interested in art therapy. Please include the institution in which you are enrolled, the expected year of graduation, and email a copy of your student card to complete your application.

Benefits of Student Membership

Electronic membership card, volunteer on committees and annual conference, tri-annual newsletter, bi-annual CATA-ACAT Academic Journal, reduced fees to annual CATA-ACAT conference and workshops.

Annual Fee

$45.00 CAD per annum as of April 2018


For CATA-ACAT AGM Purposes

Voting members

  1. Registered Canadian Art Therapist
  2. Professional Member
  3. Inactive Member

Non-Voting members

  1. Associate Members
  2. Student Members

All rates may change on an annual basis.


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