Hello Janet, welcome to
Mansión Inglés. Erm..could you explain to us please what art therapy
Art therapy is a..is a tool that’s used to help the mentally ill, or
people that… have a hard time expressing themselves with words. So
it’s through drawings and through making art that they’re able to
let their feelings out.
So..erm.. how long does someone have to study to become qualified?
Well..I..I studied four years of college, but not in….art, and then
two years of graduate school in art therapy. So it’s about six years.
So you really have to be an artist to do art therapy.
You don’t have to but it..it helps.
It helps you have an understanding..a better understanding of the
art and the process of making art.
Do you think it’s a well-paid job compared to other professions?
And a final question; if you could change your profession, erm..what
would you like to do?
I think I’d like to be some kind of zoologist.
You’d like to work with animals.
Actually…..and study animals.
Any animals in particular?
mentally ill = minusválido mental
tools = herramientas
to draw = dibujar
qualified = cualificado, titulado
salary = sueldo