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    • 01 May 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • N/A


    SoCalATA Online Art Therapy Gallery, a space where our members have the experience of sharing their art made during this period of social distancing when we need each other the most.  This will be an online dialogue to inspire, nurture, practice self-compassion, and build community.  This gallery is a reminder of the impact of art in our lives and its power to express and help us feel connected in this shared experience.


    Email an image (JPEG) of your art piece to info@socalarttherapy.org.  You may include a name, title, or description to be included with the image but it is not required.  We will inform you if we are not able to upload all information to the gallery page.

    *SoCalATA reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether a submitted image will be displayed on its website.  All images must have the consent of the owner.

    • 13 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • Virtual Event

    September is A Time to Remember

    You can still make a difference!

    Welcome to the Southern California Art Therapy Association's 2020 Alive & Running TeamPlease join or donate in support of Didi Hirsch's Suicide Prevention Center. Your donation helps fund a national multilingual 24/7 Crisis Line, therapy, support groups, and training so people throughout the community can recognize and respond to warning signs of suicide. Help us save lives.

    The Kickoff to the 5k Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention was September 13th but there are still a number of ways you can participate in this event throughout the month.  We will continue to collect art, photographs, and monetary donations through the end of September. 


    Your donation helps fund a national multilingual 24/7 Crisis Line, therapy, support groups, and training so people throughout the community can recognize and respond to warning signs of suicide.


    Make Art

    Be creative. You can make a poster with inspiring messages to support the cause as well as our walkers and runners.  You can also make your own art piece in honor of someone special. Take a picture of your work and submit it to info@socalarttherapy.org to be posted on the SoCalATA homepage art wall  and Instagram page.

    *By submitting you agree to give us permission to use your artwork and photographs on all SoCalATA printed, digital, and online materials including social media, e-blasts, website, newsletters, etc.

    Share Your Pics

    Send us photographs of your walk to post on our website and instagram page.  Show your TEAM SPIRIT!

    *By submitting you agree to give us permission to use your artwork and photographs on all SoCalATAprinted, digital and online materials including social media, e-blasts, website, newsletters, etc.

    Spread the Word

    Share our Flyer and download graphic for social media.


    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • LIVE Experiential & Distance Learning Via ZOOM
    • 16


    This seminar will provide a variety of perspectives into the work with your LGBTQ clients as well as clients who do not fit into a conventional heterosexual monogamous relationship. Additionally, we will specifically address polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.

    Participants will learn how to help your clients talk with their families and friends, how to find community support, and how to implement and maintain self-care and relationship-care.

    This seminar will include case studies, art therapy techniques, CBT techniques and terminology to help you navigate this population effectively.

    Who Should Attend?

    Clinicians who want to learn more about clinical work with LGBTQ clients and clients who are in unconventional relationships. Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs are eligible to earn CEUs.

    CEU Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • Integrate new terminology to better understand and communicate with clients in alternative relationships in a clinical setting
    • Apply therapeutic art techniques to address clinical issues that arise with our LGBTQ clients
    • Demonstrate the use of cognitive restructuring to enhance communication and personal relationships

    Experiential Component

    Attendees will be asked to participate in a one or two art therapy techniques, to have a better understanding of how their clients may respond to these clinical interventions. 

    Please bring your own white paper, colored pencils, crayons or markers. 

    About Pamela

    PAMELA MALKOFF HAYES, MFT, ATR-BC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the state of California and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Her specialties include: alcohol and drug addictions, relationship and parenting, depression and anxiety, grief, LGBTQ, gender identity and sexuality.

    Ms. Hayes has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles, CA and a Graduate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from The Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA

    Over the course of her 25+ year career she has worked in schools, hospitals, prison, foster and residential care, and private practice. Ms. Malkoff Hayes lives in Los Angeles where she has a successful in-office and online private practice and provides Art Therapy groups to multiple drug treatment centers. She is a noted speaker and educator, lecturing throughout the United States. She has taught art therapy courses at Philips Graduate University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Chicago School for Professional Psychology. She has written several books and produced several DVDs and online classes on Art Therapy.  She stars in the video podcast, “3 Minute Art Therapy”, and was recently featured on “The Science of Happiness/ SoulPancake” as the expert Art Therapist.

    Ms. Hayes is also a painter, a 2nd Dan Black Belt and the mother of two daughters (now graduated from college) that she home schooled for the first 10 years of their lives.  There is no predicting life’s twists and turns. Combining parenting, fine arts, teaching and Martial Arts has furthered her understanding of discipline, perspective, creativity and family dynamics. On a personal note, Ms. Malkoff Hayes recently married her high school prom date, after not seeing him for almost 30 years. She also loves a nice warm bowl of Pho.

    Course Credit: 2 CEUs

    This is equivalent to 2 hours of instructional time*

    Date and Time

    Sunday September 27th, 2020

    9:45 AM to 12:00 PM

    9:45 am | Registration Open

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Instruction and Experiential

    This event will be distance learning and facilitated via ZOOM. Link to the workshop will be sent to all registrants. Please sign in promptly at 9:45 am to ensure you are registered to receive your CEU certificate and get assistance with any technical issues.

    Fee: $20 for SoCalATA Members, $30 for Non-Members, $10 Students

    *This instruction will begin promptly at 10:00AM. 

    The Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for ATRs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

    The course completion certificate will be awarded at the end of the meeting to registered attendees who finish the complete course. 

    About SoCalATA (CAMFT Approved Provider #77619):The Southern California Art Therapy Association (SoCalATA) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Art Therapists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. SoCalATA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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