SoCalATA Membership Categories & Benefits: 

By joining our organization, you are offered a variety of benefits as a member. They include discounts to attend our events and continuing education activities, 
access to the "members only" section, our galleries, publications and archives. Additionally, you will receive regular news updates, the SoCalATA newsletter and invitations to our member events. For all categories of membership, you are required to be a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) in order to join our chapter.  If you are already a member of AATA and wish to join SoCalATA, please click here to submit your dues through AATA.  Thank you.

Credentialed Professional Member  $25 
American Art T
herapy Association (AATA) members who maintain current registration (ATR) and/or certification (ATR-BC) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board, inc. (ATCB). Credentialed professional members are eligible to vote, hold office and serve on committees. 

Professional  Member  $25 
AATA members who have completed graduate level training in art therapy.  Professional members are eligible to vote, hold office, and serve 
on committees. 

New Professional Member  $25 
AATA members who have completed graduate level training in art therapy are eligible for one year (12 months) only. New professional members are eligible to vote, and serve on committees, but cannot hold office. 

Student  Member   $20 
Individuals who do not meet the qualifications for professional membership and who are currently enrolled in a masters level  art therapy program at an institution of higher learning.  Student members are eligible to serve on committees but are not eligible to vote or hold office.  

Retired Professional Member   $20  
AATA members, 65 and older, who are no longer engaged in the active practice of art therapy. Retired professional members are eligible to vote, hold office and serve on committees.   

Honorary Life Member (HLM)  Exempt
Credentialed Professional or Professional Members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of art therapy and who have been acknowledged by having been awarded SoCalATA and/or AATA’s highest honor (HLM) through selection by the respective Honors Committee(s).  HLM Members are eligible to vote, hold office, and serve on committees.  HLM’s are exempt from payment of annual SoCalATA dues. 

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You may apply for the below membership levels on this site:

Friend of SoCalATA  $25  Join Here
Individuals interested in art therapy who wish to support the mission and objectives of the chapter. Students, individuals who have completed art therapy education programs, or are working art therapist are not eligible for membership as a Friend.  Friends are not eligible to vote or hold office but may serve on designated committees.

Institutional Member  $125  Join Here
Organizations and Educational Institutions that wish to support the mission and objectives of the chapter. Representatives of the Institution or Organization are not eligible to vote or hold office but may serve on designated committees and attend meetings.

International Member (no fee)  Join Here
Individuals living outside the United States who are working in the field of art therapy or are interested in art therapy and who wish to support the mission and objectives of the chapter. International members are not eligible to vote or hold office but may serve on designated committees.

For the above three membership categories, membership in the AATA is not required. 

If you have any difficulties with membership, please call the American Art Therapy Association at 888.290.0878.  



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