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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Southern California Art Therapy Association to serve its members and the general public by supporting standards of professional competence, developing and promoting knowledge in and of the field of art therapy within Southern California.

Who We Are

We are an inclusive community of healing arts practitioners and their supporters.

We advocate for access to professional art therapists and the advancement of the art therapy profession.

As art therapists, we provide integrative mental health and human services that enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Our professional members work in various settings with diverse populations.

We uphold social justice and sustainability through education, outreach and advocacy. 

SoCalATA's intention is to promote Art Therapy for the benefit of all.

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"Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere." 

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 to April 4, 1968)


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Annual General Meeting of the Membership

Come celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow art therapists.

Art Therapy Clinician, Distinguished Educator, Distinguished Service Awards

January 26th, 10 AM to Noon

The 2020 SoCalATA CEU Workshop Series

Art-Based Supervision: Deepening the Discourse 

Presented by Barbara Fish PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPC . 

January 26th, 1PM to 3PM

4th Annual Art Show

Prescribing Art: A Path to Healing 

Last Day for Viewing

January 26th, 12 PM to 1PM


SoCalATA and Institute for Arts in Medicine (IAM) Present 

Prescribing Art: A Path to Healing 

Art Show Closes January 26, 2020

For More Information click Here.

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The Southern California Art Therapy Association includes Los Angeles, Orange,  Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Imperial Counties.

California Art Therapy Advocacy Initiative

Art Therapists from Northern and Southern California have joined forces to create the California Advocacy Initiative, a campaign for art therapy advocacy in California.  The goal is to expand art therapy access, education, and services provided by professionally trained art therapists by gathering 5,000 letters in support of our field.

Act Now!

Here's your letter.

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Regional Liaisons

Work as an art therapist can feel isolating at times with our field often misunderstood or dismissed as recreation.  SoCalATA wants to help connect professional art therapists and art therapy students through our regional liaison programs. 

In an effort to be more inclusive of all our members we are looking for art therapist to represent their regions. If you are a SoCalATA member living in one of our ten counties, we'll list you on our website as a contact person for local news and events. Contact  us today for more information.


SoCalATA is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association.  There are many benefits to  joining SoCalATA and we welcome your interest in joining our community of involved local art therapists and students in our professional organization.  

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Genia Young, LMFT, ATR-BC


Clarissa Greguska, MA, ATR, LPCC


Noah Hass-Cohen PsyD, ATR-BC

Chapter Delegate

Angela McCorkle, MA

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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