Who is ANZACATA
ANZACATA is the peak professional body representing creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.
What is Creative Arts Therapy?
Creative arts therapy is an experiential psychotherapeutic approach utilising arts modalities within a relationship with a trained therapist, attending to emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual well-being.
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Fourth Biennial, International Childhood Trauma Conference
We can finally come together to meet each other and our speakers in person at Melbourne Convention Centre. It is going to be a special conference with opportunities to interact, learn and build our community of trauma professionals. Conference Theme: Connection and Healing. Our International Childhood Trauma Conferences are incredible week-long events for professionals who work with people affected by trauma associated with abuse, violence and relational disruption. Delegates come to hear from world experts on neuroscience, trauma, attachment and therapeutic intervention. They are also an important opportunity for local practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share and learn from each other. More than 10,000 delegates have participated over the past three conferences. The event runs from 31 July to 5 August 2022. Super Early Bird rate is ending soon! More information.
UPCOMING ANZACATA EVENTS
Looking for an art therapist?
Search our member directory to find a therapist in your local area (Australia, New Zealand, Asia).
Want to know where to study?
Search training programmes accredited by the Qualifications Authority in their respective country.
Categories and requirements
Learn about pathways to professional registration as a creative arts therapist with ANZACATA.
Want to become a member?
Information about benefits and requirements of becoming a member of ANZACATA.
Members can easily search for ANZACATA approved supervisors to facilitate supervision requirements.
Members can stay up to date with current jobs sourced from various platforms and updated regularly.
Members can book into various events throughout the year. Events are available to members only.
Members can access a wide variety of resources including webinars, special logos, news and more.
JoCAT Volume 16, Number 2 is live!
Our second Journal edition for 2021 is now published online and open access. Four full length articles exploring themes of Lived Experience; poiesis and arts-based research; heuristic enquiry into the therapeutic relationship in art therapy with a traumatised child; and a postgrad art therapy student exhibition in Singapore. You will also find a number of creative contributions, reviews of three books and an outsider art exhibition. Dip in, drill down, save it for the summer break – this is an 92-page edition full of variety, interest and insight into the world of creative arts therapies.
Click here to read more.
ANZACATA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Australia and we pay our respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.
ANZACATA acknowledges Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand and embraces the three guiding principles of the Treaty – Partnership, Participation and Protection. We extend our respect to other indigenous peoples on all the lands in which we work.
ANZACATA supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Last updated: 11 May 2022