ART THERAPY ON THE MAP
THE STATE OF ART THERAPY IN POLAND
Association Psychiatry and Art. www.psychiatriaisztuka.pl.
Polish Psychiatric Association, Art Therapy Section.
Polish Association of Art Therapy www.arteterapia.pl
- Art Therapy training offered in the Poland e.g. bachelor studies offered by State University of Applied Sciences in Nowy Sącz, as a part of Art education programme, postgraduate studies at the Pedagogy University in Krakow, postgraduate studies AT studies at the Academy of Special Pedagogy
- MA studies in three universities: the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Silesian University in Katowice, Music Academy in Katowice.
- Art therapy occurs at doctoral level, but it does not exists as the official field of science so it is offered as a part of Pedagogy/ Fine arts/ Psychology PhD.
No state recognition.
Visual art therapy is conducted in a variety of settings:
- in medical settings,
- psychiatric hospitals,
- occupational therapy workshops,
- at special schools,
- private practice,
- oncology service,
- at schools,
- social settings, etc.
Research & Publication
There are several books on art therapy in Poland. Among the authors some surnames are worth to be named: Wiesław Karolak, Eugeniusz Józefowski, Wita Szulc, Aleksandra Plaskota, Iwona Bugajska-Bigos, Anna Steliga, Janina Florczykiewicz, Maja Stańko and others.