FIRST WEEK: ONLINE BLOCK
SECOND WEEK: ON-CAMPUS BLOCK
NOTE: Metàfora reserves the right to modify schedules for structural and organizational reasons. We work with professional artists and it is not always possible to guarantee the program as shown.
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, Easter 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.
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