Canadian Art Therapy Association
The Voice of Art Therapy in Canada   
 

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The Canadian Art Therapy Association
presents their 36th Annual Conference

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS
SOMETIME IN JULY
visit our ABOUT CONFERENCE
page to learn more!


How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.



Upcoming events

    • 2015-10-16
    • (ADT)
    • 2015-10-18 (ADT)
    • Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS
    RESILIENCE, RECOVERY & ART THERAPY

    36th Annual CATA Conference
    October 16-18, 2015
    The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS

    Registration will open sometime in July and the Early Bird rates will be available up to August 31st.  Registration will close on October 8th.  

    Air Canada is the official airline for our conference.  In order to receive a 10% discount on your air travel to Halifax, you must book online via aircanada.com.  Once you have registered for the conference through our website, you will receive a promotion code to enter when booking your airline ticket.  

    Applicable Rules
    • The booking is to be made to the following city: Halifax, YHZ (NS)
    • The travel period begins Friday, October 09, 2015 and ends Sunday, October 25, 2015.
    • No discount will apply to Tango and Executive Class lowest bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the USA. 
    • We must have a minimum of 10 bookings to receive the discount.

      • 2015-10-17
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS

      PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE CATA AGM
      if you have not done so already
      open to all CATA members in good standing

      DATE:  Saturday, October 17, 2015

      TIME:  12:00 to 2:00 pm 

      PLACE: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS

      VOTING PRIVILEGES:  Associate Professional, Professional, Registered & Honorary Members only.  (Students, Associate Students & Associates are non-voting members.)

      If you wish to vote, you must be registered,
      even if not attending in person.










    Canadian Art Therapy Association

    2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals

    Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy

    October 16 – 18, 2015

     

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The Lord Nelson Hotel

    www.lordnelsonhotel.com

     

    Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015

    We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:

    • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
    • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
    • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
    • Trauma and resilience
    • Restoration (strengths based)
    • Ecological resilience
    • Resilience in relation to arts & health
    • Positive change, transformation
    • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

    Preliminary Reflection

    How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

    Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


    Proposal Options

    Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

    PAPERS (50 minutes)

    Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors.  No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

    PANELS (80 minutes)

    Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject.  Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

    WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)

    Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered.  Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.

    Art Therapy Supervision,  Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

    PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)

    Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations.  Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

    VIDEO (50 minutes)

    Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice.  Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time.  Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

    POSTERS

    Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.

    for Video or Performance submissions:

    In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy

    of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

     

    CATA Conference 2015

    c/o Nick Zwaagstra

    7028 Chebucto Rd

    Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

    Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).

    Canadian Art Therapy Association

    2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals

    Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy

    October 16 – 18, 2015

     

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The Lord Nelson Hotel

    www.lordnelsonhotel.com

     

    Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015

    We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:

    • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
    • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
    • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
    • Trauma and resilience
    • Restoration (strengths based)
    • Ecological resilience
    • Resilience in relation to arts & health
    • Positive change, transformation
    • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

    Preliminary Reflection

    How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

    Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


    Proposal Options

    Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

    PAPERS (50 minutes)

    Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors.  No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

    PANELS (80 minutes)

    Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject.  Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

    WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)

    Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered.  Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.

    Art Therapy Supervision,  Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

    PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)

    Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations.  Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

    VIDEO (50 minutes)

    Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice.  Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time.  Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

    POSTERS

    Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.

    for Video or Performance submissions:

    In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy

    of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

     

    CATA Conference 2015

    c/o Nick Zwaagstra

    7028 Chebucto Rd

    Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

    Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).

    Canadian Art Therapy Association

    2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals

    Resilience, Recovery & Art Therapy

    October 16 – 18, 2015

     

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The Lord Nelson Hotel

    www.lordnelsonhotel.com

     

    Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2015

    We invite proposals on topics related to the conference theme, including:

    • Opportunities for connecting, building trust and creating support, relationships & communities
    • Positive clear perspectives: turning difficulties into opportunities to grow; explore thinking & goals of behavior; discovering potential to cope or thrive
    • Recovery: ways to restore self in relation to others, community, identifying strengths and supports, mending
    • Trauma and resilience
    • Restoration (strengths based)
    • Ecological resilience
    • Resilience in relation to arts & health
    • Positive change, transformation
    • Mind/body perspectives & neuroplasticity

    Preliminary Reflection

    How do people deal with challenging events that impact or even change their lives such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events?.  These are all examples of very challenging life experiences.  Many people react to such circumstances or events with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.  Sometimes there is an impact on sense of self and in relation to others (community and altered world view).

    Yet some people (children, youth and adults) learn or developmentally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.  What enables them to do so?  It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in various ways.  It is proposed that art therapy is well suited to facilitate and support resilience for recovery and restoration.


    Proposal Options

    Selection process: The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations to create a program with a variety of topics and presenters.

    PAPERS (50 minutes)

    Oral presentation (of didactic material) usually conducted by 1 or 2 authors.  No art supplies will be provided for this presentation format as it is not intended to be a hands-on experience for participants.

    PANELS (80 minutes)

    Groups of 3 to 6 panelists (including the moderator) speaking on different aspects of the same subject.  Similar to the “Paper” format, panels are not intended to include experiential activities (no art supplies).

    WORKSHOPS (80 minutes or 3 hour sessions)

    Experiential structure that will include all participants in a hands-on process to provide the knowledge and understanding of the material covered.  Limited art supplies will be provided, as requested by the author at the time of the proposal submission.

    Art Therapy Supervision,  Master class, special topics or approaches. (1, or 1 ½ hr)

    PERFORMANCE ART (50 minutes)

    Presentation of professional issues or clinical application in art therapy through performance art modalities including drama, music, poetry, text, movement, visual art, or combinations.  Online submissions as well as supportive material such as audio or video, are to be submitted by deadline.

    VIDEO (50 minutes)

    Finished video on topics related to professional issues and/or clinical practice.  Presenters will include discussion within the allotted time.  Online submissions, as well as one copy of the video, are to be submitted by deadline.

    POSTERS

    Authors will present their work displayed on poster boards for continued viewing.

    for Video or Performance submissions:

    In addition to the online submission, you are required to mail one copy

    of supportive material (e.g. audio or video) by the deadline to:

     

    CATA Conference 2015

    c/o Nick Zwaagstra

    7028 Chebucto Rd

    Halifax, NS, B3L 1M8

    Please supply a return envelope with address and postage for return of material (if applicable).



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