Creative Arts Therapists (CAT) Groups create opportunities for members to meet for peer support, mentorship and professional development. Members of all levels are welcome to attend CAT groups.
It is envisaged that the existing ANZATA Regional Groups and ACATA CATs in Conversation Groups will continue in the College and CAT Group structure, as CAT Groups. They can have their own name and continue to meet and operate autonomously as they have done. There will be processes for existing groups to be eligible to apply for funding for their activities and events, and for new groups to get established. Strategies will be developed to support the current Groups to blend into the new College and CAT Group structure. ANZACATA envisages that through this process, these groups will enjoy more opportunities to connect with other Groups and Colleges.
At ANZACATA conferences and symposia, opportunities will be created for members of CAT Groups to meet members of other CAT Groups to share.
CAT groups can apply for funds to get established, and an annual grant to be supported in their activities. They can also apply for a grant to support a special event, such as an an international guest presenter.
If you are interested in establishing a CAT Group, or wish to apply for funding for a CAT Group, please visit the
CAT Group page in members' section of this website to access the online forms.