Amalia Sali, MA

Amalia

Head of Field Training, Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies

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Amalia Sali is an art therapist and the Head of the Division of Field Training at the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapy at the University of Haifa. She received her MA in Creative Arts Therapies from the University of Haifa in 2010. Over the years, Ms. Sali has worked in therapeutic and educational frameworks with children and adolescents of various backgrounds (religious, chareidi, youth at risk, and special education). She specialized in treating autistic children and their parents in a unique model called “Keshet – Bridging Communication Difficulties.” In addition, Ms. Sali worked on the Joint Distribution Committee's project Ashlim, providing therapy to children who were traumatized. She also worked with the mentally ill through Enosh, the Israeli Association for Mental Health. For several years, Ms. Sali served as an art therapy supervisor at the University of Haifa as well as at Tel Hai College; she supervised groups of students in the clinical seminar program and did one-on-one supervision in the individual supervision program. Currently, she is working in a clinic that specializes in the dyadic therapy model of parent-child therapy. She also works with youth and children who are accompanied by a group of elderly from Merchavim. In October 2013, she will begin teaching Art Therapy at the University of Haifa.