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ANZACATA is the peak professional body for the creative arts therapies in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region. The profession in our region and its diversity has grown exponentially in recent years, due in part to the increase in evidence and practice-based research in the field and the greater profile of the benefits of the arts in health. ANZACATA is committed to advocacy for the profession and its practitioners. Members receive the benefits of the Association's advocacy and the advantages and protection of being represented by a professional body.

ANZACATA provides professional support and protection through a constitution, a code of ethics, a complaints procedure, continuing professional development and supervision guidelines and access to a professional indemnity insurance scheme. The Code of Ethics and the ANZACATA Board also provide guidelines and support for the practising creative arts therapist if any complaints are lodged. Professional members are required to comply with Continuing Professional Development and supervision guidelines in line with other health professions.

What do you get from being a member?

make connections
  • Free Monthly e-news
  • Connect with peers on social media - share your ideas and ask questions of members on our closed Facebook Group
  • Join creative Art Therapy events in your local area and online
  • Ability to vote, join the Board and engage in decision-making within your Association (professional members only)
build success
  • Free Jobs Board including free advertising
  • Recognition of your professional standing as a member
  • Comprehensive and competitively priced insurance (practising members and students from Australia and New Zealand)
  • Advice on ethical practices
  • Use of the post nominals AThR (professional members only)
  • Professional members can register to provide services under funding schemes (eg. NDIS, ACC)
  • Use of special ANZACATA logos (professional members and approved supervisors)
  • Use of ANZACATA brochures and our video for your website
  • Find new clients via the Find-a-Therapist website feature, where you can market your business (professional members only)
  • Exclusive access to resources in the members only area of the website, including checklists, templates, advice, webinars and more
keep learning
  • Free Monthly e-news
  • Discounted CPD opportunities
  • Discounted Supervision opportunities
  • Be involved in ANZACATA conferences and symposia
  • Free access to the JoCAT journal
  • Opportunities to be mentored to write articles for JoCAT
  • Stay up-to-date with current trends via ANZACATA resources
  • Apply to become an approved ANZACATA supervisor
  • Exclusive access to resources in the members only area of the website, including checklists, templates, advice, webinars and more

Last updated: 29 May 2023

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