Family art therapy summer school

29 June – 5 July 2015


Family Art Therapy Summer School
June 29, 2015 – July 5, 2015 

Course length: 7 sessions
9:00 – 19:00
Garage Education Center


This course is open to practicing art therapists, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers and anyone interested in professional growth and developing their competence and skills in art therapy.

In recent years, interest in art therapy has enjoyed rapid growth. Family art-therapy courses are no longer an unusual form of therapy and an increasing number of clients with no previous experience in therapy are now turning to this form of practice. Parents taking their kids to art therapy groups to tackle challenging situations often turn to art therapy themselves.

Art-therapy professionals need to be able to explain the specificity, potential, and limits of their practice. For this reason, we have invited the best Russian and foreign experts in the field to share their experience at the Family Art Therapy Summer School. The main goals of the School are to promote professional growth, clarify methodology within the discipline, and provide art-therapy practitioners with new tools and techniques.

The seven-day programme includes lectures and workshops introducing participants to various family art-therapy techniques that have proved effective.

Upon completing the course participants will receive a certificate from the Russian Art Therapy Association.  


Price: 50,000 rub.
Applicants will need to fill out a form and attend an interview.



Christine Kerr (NY, USA) holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is Director of Art Therapy Programs at Long Island University (LIU, NY, USA). She is a leading American expert in family art therapy, and author of several textbooks on the subject. Dr. Kerr is a member of the American Art Therapy Association, as well as the United States Representative for the European Art Therapy Consortium, and a practicing therapist.

Alexander Kopytin (Saint Petersburg) holds a Doctor’s degree in Medicine. He is Professor of Psychology at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education for Teachers, and President of the Art Therapy Association in Russia.

Anna She is a practicing art therapist (МА, Clinical Art Therapy, University of Long Island, NY) and a member of the American Art Therapy Association. She has worked in specialized medical institutions and humanitarian missions. She is the founder and the head of SAMO Art Therapy Studio.

For more information please contact +7 985 718 94 92 /   



June 29

9:00–13:00 Family Art Therapy Theory and Practice (Dr. Kerr)
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19:00 Visual and Narrative Techniques in Family Art Therapy: A Memory Book, Important Family Events, Games (Alexander Kopytin)

June 30

9:00–13:00 Family Emblems, Mascots, and Rituals in Family Art Therapy (Alexander Kopytin)
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19:00 Assessment and Diagnostics in Family Art Therapy (Dr. Kerr)

July 1

9:00–13:00 Aspects of Group Family Therapy: SAMO experience (Anna She)
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19.00 Photography in Family Art Therapy (Alexander Kopytin)

July 2

9:00–13:00 Photography in Family Art Therapy (Alexander Kopytin)
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19:00 Emotions in a Family and Art Therapy (Anna She)

July 3

9:00–13:00 Group Systems Therapy (Dr. Kerr)
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19:00 Dynamic Approach in Art Therapy (Anna She)

July 4

9:00–13:00 A Russian Family: The Limits of What One Can Do (Anna She)
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19:00 Systems Family Art Therapy (Dr. Kerr)

July 5

9:00–13.00 A dynamic test
13:00–15:00 Lunch
15:00–19:00 Closing and certification ceremony

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