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6th of April
Welcome & Art Therapy Framework
Presentation of Art Therapy
7th of April
Theory of Art Therapy
Case of Studies
8th of April
Theory of Art Therapy
Case of Studies
THEORETICAL PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS
Every day there is a talk on Art Therapy, helping to integrate all other experiences of the course with the relevant theory. These classes explore the history of Art Therapy and the main theoretical ideas, as well as describe the
different forms of Art Therapy, its intervention levels, and its practical uses in education and practice clinic.
CASE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
There are case presentations of the course tutors´ clinic work with different clients. Alongside this presentations, workshops are an excellent occasion to see how creative methods are practically applied in art therapy, and how art therapy is implemented with different user groups.
PRESENTATIONS, MEALS AND BREAKS
In the Mediterranean culture, mealtime are traditionally when the most important bonds are forged, that’s why every year we organize a potluck to exchange typical meals from our countries. Also, as students of the Summer Intensive come from a wide range of international backgrounds, breaks provide a unique opportunity to meet and exchange experiences. Under the heat of the summer sun, Metafora’s shadowy courtyards offer an ideal environment in which to get to know each other. Also to take advantage of the extensive cultural agenda of Barcelona’s summer we suggest artistic and cultural events that are relevant to the course.
EXPERIENTIAL ART THERAPY(TRAINING GROUPS)
The best way to learn art therapy is from within. Experiential groups, or “training groups”, are the essence of art therapy training around the globe, and form the space in which the different teachings of the course become truly meaningful. Our methodology is based on specific ideas about the dynamics of groups in which art is used as a tool. As this type of group is similar to a therapy group, this allows the student to experience this aspect of an Art Therapy career from the participant’s
‘TRENCADÍS, SOCIAL IMAGING GROUP’
Each year, Summer Intensive closes with a unique activity, which invites the participation of all attendees. The ´Trencadís´ is a form of group work born in our school, in which the role of the metaphor as a mediator in human communication is explored.
The Summer Intensive course is the equivalent of a ”Foundation Course in Art Therapy”, so that the credits compute for further complete training in Art Therapy.
At the end of the course, students get a certificate specifying the credits completed.It is designed for professionals from many areas (Fine Arts, Healthcare, Teaching, Social Work …) who want to have an approach to Art Therapy as a complement to their training and experience.
The students that form Metàfora have different ages, come from different backgrounds and professional fields. We are interested in students who can contribute in our community participating in our activities and contributing knowledge of different branches. People interested in art and therapy in a professional but also personal way.
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK ABOUT US
“…I had been thinking for a long time about what direction to take in my life. The course came in just the right moment. I am now on my second year of Art Therapy training, looking forward to start my career in this field…”
Sally Thomson, Chicago, US
“… Before Metàfora I had trained in clinical psychology. I was longing to connect to my creative side and also curious about Metàfora’s reputation as a school of reference within Art therapy. This course gave me access to both sides and I loved every moment of my stay there…”
Soren Andersson, Sweden