North Texas Art Therapy Association (NTATA) is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association 



NTATA Events & CEUs

2019 Meetings

Please RSVP by emailing president.ntata.org

All CEUs are FREE for members (check out our membership page) and $25 for non-members.


Sunday January 20th


NTATA Board Meeting

Pease email president.ntata@gmail.com any suggestions/comments/concerns for the board to discuss at the meeting!


Sunday, February 3rd


CEU (2hrs): Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking of youth: a creative arts therapy approach in Dallas.

 This training will explore the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) nationally and in Dallas.  You will learn how to identify, assess risk factors, and treat using evidenced-based interventions and creative arts therapy.  We will review a brief case study and end with an experiential.  

Location: POETIC, Dallas, TX (address will be emailed after RSVP)

Speaker: HaeSung Han, PsyD, ATR-BC, LCAT

Sunday, May 5th


CEU (2hrs): Containment: Using Boxes as Holding Vessels

Location: Dallas Art Therapy//13999 Goldmark Drive, Dallas, TX 75240

Speaker: Maria Lavorgna-Smith, PhD, ATR-BC, LMFT-S, LPC-S, ATCS // Sarah Inatomi, MA, LPC-Intern, ATR-Provisional

Sunday, August 4th



Location: TBD

Sunday, December 1st


CEU/Holiday Party

Location: TBD

2018 Meetings

January 6th, 2018 2PM-4PM

Board Meeting

For Board Members Only


February 25th, 2018 


NTATA Vision

Location: 9535 Forest Lane Suite 233 Dallas, TX 75243

Open to All.   Come and share your thoughts and ideas for NTATA!



April 13th, 2018


Art Based Approaches to Trauma

Location: 901 N. Porter, Norman, OK.

Speaker: Andrea Davis, LPC-AT/S, ATR-BC

Andrea Davis is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and the founder of Dallas Art Therapy, nonprofit.

She specializes in art therapy with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, foster/adopt and medical issues. She earned a BA in Psychology at the University of Dallas and has an MA in Humanistic Psychology from the University of West Georgia. Andrea finished her post graduate work at the Art Therapy Institute and University of Dallas.

During her 14 years of practice, Andrea has dedicated herself to advancing the profession of art therapy. She has worked with Children's Health inpatient psychiatric, SPARC - Suicide Prevention, and outpatient behavioral care. Andrea serves on the committee for the exam with the ATCB (Art Therapy Credentialing Board).  She ardently supports community projects to educate the public about the role of the art therapist. She has published and appeared on a national cable television and radio to showcase the benefits of art therapy in mental healthcare.  

Hosted by Oklahoma Art Therapy Association.  Click below link for more information on registration! 



April 29th, 2018


CEU: Creativity Monsters and Self Care

Presenter: Wendee VanOrder, ATR


Location: SCRAP Denton - 420 S Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76201

Come to learn and experiment with reusable art materials at SCRAP Denton!  


June 3rd, 2018   


CEU: Family-Focused Art & Play Psychotherapy for Adopted Children
Location: The RailStation Studios & Gallery

1013 15th Place, Suite 101
 Plano, Texas 75074

Speaker: Linda McCarley, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT/S

Linda L. McCarley, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT-S graduated with a MSSW from UTA in 1992, and she has since worked in a wide range of clinics, hospitals and educational settings throughout the DFW Metroplex. She has taught art and play therapy at universities in Texas and other states. Her areas of interest include the treatment of childhood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorder, traumatic stress disorder, and family issues. She  provides consultation and supervision for art therapy, play therapy, marriage and family therapy and social work.


September 9th, 2018


CEU: "Client Resiliency & Metal Embossing Techniques"

Presented by:  Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw, LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

Location: The Art Station  1616 Park Pl Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110

We will be holding Board Nominations as well!