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The Structure of ANZATA



The Committee

The Committee has nine members, four of which comprise the Committee of Management – these are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Every attempt is made to ensure regional representation on the Committee. The Committee meets face-to-face at least twice a year, and meet online monthly. 

The Sub-committees

1. Approval of Training Courses and Levels of membership
Review any applications for approval of proposed courses.
Continue to refine the ANZATA levels of membership and to keep abreast of wider professional developments occurring in this field.

2. Member Registration and Supervision Registration
View and ratify any applications for professional registration.
Manage supervision guidelines, and develop guidelines for training courses.

3. Regional Groups
Follow criteria for establishing Regional Groups (see website).
Review applications for the Regional Groups grants.

4. Current Conference / Symposium Organising Committee
Follow current policy on running events.

5. Professional Recognition (Australia)
Liaise with other arts therapy organisations to promote cooperation and dialogue.
Act in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with ACATA.
Review any applications for the PR grant in collaboration with PR New Zealand and PR Singapore.
Represent ANZATA at APRA
Encourage indigenous knowledge in the arts therapies/practices in Australia.

6. Professional Recognition (New Zealand)
Liaise with other arts therapy organisations to promote cooperation and dialogue.
Act in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with CTAA.
Review any applications for the PR grant in collaboration with PR Australia & PR Singapore.
Represent ANZATA at Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand.
Encourage indigenous knowledge in the arts therapies/practices in New Zealand.

7. Professional Recognition (Singapore)
Liaise with other arts therapy organisations to promote cooperation and dialogue.
Develop art/s therapy professional identity in Singapore and strengthen links with ATAS.
Develop an Memorandum of Understanding with ATAS.
Review any applications for the PR grant in collaboration with PR Australia & PR New Zealand.

8. Website
Assist website coordinator and web developers with new initiatives ie forum and collate topics, abstracts and short articles to be posted for easy access improve function of website esp forums and CPD log.

9. Research
Continue to support the production of a peer-reviewed journal of high standard.
Review applications for research grant.
Assist, promote and support ANZATA with any business regarding arts therapies research.
Enhance arts therapies research so that unique contributions are generated from Australia, NZ and South-east Asia to the wider arts therapies community.
Form international dialogues re agenda that will help international recognition of arts therapy eg. the many aspects of trauma research.
Promote common language for arts therapy international research so that it can be collaborative and supportive rather than competitive and destructive.

10. Education
Promote art/s therapy into the education system.
Address the following criteria: the psychological needs of students in schools, the social and emotional well-being of students in schools and supporting the academic learning of students in schools. 
Update the ANZATA education promotional material such as the .pptx and brochures (both digital and hard copy)

11. Ethics
Aid ongoing improvements of ANZATA's Ethics procedural / systems and participate in a practical way to their refinement, for professional use, strengthening the profession.
Ensure the best possible advice, counsel and guidance be given to ANZATA members who seek support or who do not abide by the professional Code of Conduct.
Discussions should be clearly worded so that issues can be resolved in a collaborative, informed and consultative manner.

12. Continuing Professional Development
Audit 5% of the membership. 20 members to be signed and sited.
Simplify the process and compare with other professions.
Develop online CPD and supervision log.

13. Student Support / Initiatives / Development
Support new ideas i.e. student international exchanges.
Include students more in ANZATA decision-making processes.
Investigate what students might like from ANZATA in order to provide support.
Encourage students to engage in current issues i.e in health, indigenous issues.
Create communication between training students and professional members.

14. Other Professional Body Relations
To liaise and meet with other professional bodies.

15. Disabilities
Investigate national schemes for disability funding.
Support access of disability funding (from NDIS in Australia and WINZ in New Zealand).
Support ANZATA members to take up opportunities to extend their services.
Increase community awareness of the benefits of arts therapies for disabilities.
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