Keywords : art therapy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 3169-3176
Art therapy training programs provides students theoretical knowledge about art and psychology, whereas, under practical training students get insight into experimental learning under supervision. The study focuses on the significance of formal education and training in the discipline of art psychotherapy. For data interviews were conducted with five professional art therapists. Questions focused on their personal education, training and their practical experience during art therapy sessions. The interviews have indicated clearly that for the professional use of art therapy formal education and its practical training is mandatory. The stress was laid upon the interdisciplinary nature of therapy where the synchronization of elements of both- psychology and art play a vital role. Amalgamation of theoretical, clinical and experimental studies make them competent art therapists to deal with intellectually and emotionally demanding profession.