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.
Pre-existing ACATA CATs groups and ANZATA Regional Groups created opportunities for members to meet for professional development, peer support, supervision and mentorship. Under our new company these groups are now called Creative Arts Therapists Groups (‘CAT Groups’) and will continue to provide ANZACATA members the same opportunities.
Previously, these self-autonomous groups were listed on the ANZATA/ACATA websites, and ANZATA Regional Groups were also able to receive funding for their activities/events. ANZACATA is currently developing policies to support pre-existing ACATA and ANZATA Groups to blend into the new CAT Group structure. It has been our intention that pre-existing Regional Groups will be eligible to apply for funding for their activities and events, and eventually, that funding will be also available for new CAT Groups to establish.
ANZACATA created the model of Colleges within its company structure to bring together members with shared interest to have a voice through a Leadership Group to the board. These are distinct and separate to CAT Groups.
At ANZACATA conferences and symposia, opportunities will be created for members of CAT Groups to meet members of other CAT Groups to share.
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.