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Einat Metzl, professor of art therapy and head of the program for therapy through the arts - visual art, joined the faculty of the department in 2021, upon her return to Israel after 20 years of work and research in the field in the USA, Spain, and Mexico.

Prof. Metzel earned a double master's degree in art therapy and family and couple therapy at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and a doctorate in art therapy and art education from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Einat's research focuses are diverse, but they can be concentrated in two parallel levels: 1. Research topics that strengthen the field of art therapy in terms of construction and method (such as examining the relationship between creative thinking, creative doing and emotional resilience, examining accepted research methods in the field, and using art as a research tool ) and 2. Meeting points between art therapy and other disciplines and specific populations (such as art therapy research with toddlers and young children, work with immigrant families, multicultural issues in art therapy, meeting between art therapy and sexuality therapy and couple therapy models).

In addition to her research work over the years, Einat developed unique courses on multicultural issues for art therapy students in the USA, Mexico and Israel; Courses taught in 4 different institutions around the world and she teaches every year in international summer courses.

Einat is a fellow at the Multidisciplinary Center for Brain Research, her book "The Encounter between Art Therapy and Sexuality Therapy: Creative Expressions of Gender, Sexuality and Relationships" was published in the USA in 2017 in English, and between publishing articles and chapters on the topics of her specialization, she serves as the head of the master's degree program for therapy through Arts - visual art at Bar Ilan, and in addition to treating, guiding art therapists in training and participating in conferences and exhibitions as a creative artist.

Research Areas:

  • Research in art therapy
  • Gender, sexuality and relationship issues in art therapy
  • Loss and bereavement and art therapy
  • Working with adopted children
  • Multicultural issues in art therapy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


Sep 2005Oct 2007

Award Date: 1 Oct 2007

Master's Degree

Sep 2003Oct 2005

Award Date: 1 Oct 2005

Bachelor, University of Haifa

Oct 1998Sep 2000

Award Date: 30 Sep 2000

Sep 2005Oct 2007

טיפול באמנות חזותית

Sep 2003Oct 2005

פסיכולוגיה, Bachelor

Oct 1998Sep 2000


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