Marcela Andrade del Corro, Thijs de Moor


Marcela Andrade del Corro graduated as a Psychologist from ITESO in Mexico in 2002, and as an Art Therapist from the University of Barcelona in 2007. Marcela has specialised in working with children and families in a variety of settings, including residential care homes, street children, parent and infant projects, private practice, and schools. She has lectured widely in Art Therapy programs across Europe and practiced in Mexico, Catalonia, and Scotland. She currently works as a Lecturer for the Art Psychotherapy program in Queen Margaret University in Scotland; she also supervises Art Therapists. Parallel to this, she is currently undertaking child and infant observation studies following the classic method established by Esther Bick.

Thijs de Moor is a Senior Registered Art Psychotherapist holding a degree in Art Therapy. For over twenty years he has worked in mental health care and forensic psychiatry offering art- and music therapy treatment for patients suffering from schizophrenia, eating disorders, and personality disorders both in the Netherlands and in Belgium. Since 2001 he has worked as a Senior Lecturer and International Coordinator at HAN University of Applies Sciences, Netherlands. On a frequent basis he lectures as an Invited Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy at several Art Therapy Education Institutions throughout Europe. Thijs is a founding member of the European Federation of Art Therapy established April 2018 in Bruxelles.

Abstract of workshop: THE SQUIGGLE GAME IN ART THERAPY

Donald Winnicott used the squiggle game in order to shape the therapeutic space, and invite his young clients to enter it. This game promotes inter-connectedness, play, and communication.

During this workshop we will be using different variations of the squiggle game and how this can be explored through the lens of arts therapies, which include the dialogue with different art materials and rhythms.

In order to facilitate a space for reflection, we will be holding in mind the following two questions: how do you shape the space when you welcome your clients? And, what kind of representations emerge from that inter-subjective space? Therefore, this workshop will promote a pause to breath, play, and reflect.