María Mendoza, M.A.

Psychology and art are my favorite blend.

As a Jungian-oriented teacher and facilitator, I have dedicated myself since 2014 to the research, design, and implementation of expressive and self-knowledge methodologies, especially through the technique of collage. Since then, the transformative results of these methodologies have continued to amaze and inspire me. I enjoy the collaborative work with colleagues and friends around the world, creating powerful spaces for self-discovery and healing through art making. I am a woman finding herself through the creative expression and a guide for navigators of the depths of the soul.

Experience

Psychotherapeutic and psychosocial assistance, since 2014, in private practice, public sector, and NGOs in Colombia

Creator, mentor, and international facilitator at Joy Collage, since 2020

Teacher at the training program in Art Therapy, Colombian Association of Art Therapy

Teacher at the Diploma Program Art Therapy: An Integrative Perspective, Arte Terapia México

Teacher at the Online Seminar in Art Therapy, Arterapia Perú

Education

M.A. Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life with emphasis in Depth Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California

B.A. Psychology and Sociology

Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia

Open Studio Process Facilitator

Open Studio Project, Chicago, Illinois

Expressive Sandwork Facilitator

International Association for Expressive Sandwork, Bogotá, Colombia

Courses in Collage Techniques

CCAE, Boston, Massachusetts

Certificate in Art Therapy

Sasana, Bogotá, Colombia

Awards 

Global Innovators Scholarship

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Final Dissertation with Honors

Artistic Experience and Life Meaning

Javeriana University