¿What it art therapy?
Art therapy is a type of therapy with a psychodynamic approach that facilitates the use of artistic materials such as paint, clay, cardboard, etc. as a means of expressing emotions and / or psychic conflicts that are difficult to express through words.
The fields of application of art therapy extend to health, education and social assistance. We can find art therapists in different contexts such as education, geriatrics, mental health, palliative treatments, civic centers, private centers, etc.
Art therapy in Spain
In Spain, the art therapy profession has only 20 years of experience. In 1999, the first school of art therapists was founded in Barcelona, unlike other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom where they have more than a century of experience and their figure is present in public and private centers where they work together with the rest of professionals.