MASTER IN ART THERAPY
Metàfora is a pioneer in the training of art therapists. In 1999, we launched the first Master’s in Art Therapy in Spanish in collaboration with the University of Barcelona. Since then, Metàfora’s Art Therapy training has become an international benchmark, with over 600 students from around the world graduated to date.
The Master’s qualifies to work as an art therapist. The Master’s, along with the Postgraduate Diploma are accredited by ATE (Spanish Professional Association of Art Therapists) and by FEAPA (Spanish Federation of Art Therapy Associations) in Spain, and also by EFAT (European Federation of Art Therapy) in Europe. It follows the recommendations of professional art therapy associations in countries where this profession is officially regulated, such as the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the Canadian Art Therapy Association (ACAT), the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), as well as by the HCPC (British equivalent of the Ministry of Health).
The art therapy training at Metàfora (Postgraduate + Master’s) amounts to a total of 120 ECTS credits (equivalent to 60 American credits aprox), of which the Master’s contributes 90 ECTS credits. From those, 60 ECTS are allocated to theoretical and experiential content, while 30 ECTS are dedicated exclusively to the completion of an internship (750 hours of clinical practice, of which 160 hours correspond to supervision).
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- How to conduct individual and group art therapy sessions with different groups (children, mental health, the elderly, hospitals, schools…)
- About the tools of the discipline of art therapy, used all over the world
- Psychodynamic psychopathology
- Analytic group theory
- Use of mentalization in art therapy
- Be over 23 years of age
- Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy
- Have a university degree
- Carry out a minimum of 84 hours of personal didactic psychotherapy during the two years of training (the psychotherapists chosen for didactic therapy must meet minimum training and professionalism requirements that are compatible with the training provided in the master).