MA Art Therapy lecture: Art therapy intervention with asylum seekers and displaced people – a space to reconnect with internal resources


Date & Time 
Date: Fri 27 Jan 2023
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Lecture Theatre,
Block F Level 2 #F202,
LASALLE's McNally Campus


Free, RSVP here.


Lecture / Talk

This presentation is based on the art therapy interventions carried out as part of the Red Cross psychological care service with asylum seekers and displaced people in reception centres in Malaga, Spain. The main objective was to offer participants a space to enhance individual and collective resilience for coping with migratory grief and the process of adaptation and integration in the host country.

About the speaker

Liliana Montoya De La Cruz is the Programme Lead for the MA in Art Psychotherapy at Brunel University London. She is an art therapist, visual artist and art educator born in Colombia, and has lived most of her life in Europe between the UK, France and Spain. She has an MA in Art Therapy from the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, where she has been lecturing and tutoring since 2017.

About The Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission

Informed by a decade of experience and deep local expertise, The Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission’s procedures provide on the ground or technological operations, supervision, sustainable impact through coaching and peer groups, opportunities for students registered in a master’s degree in art therapy to contribute and learn from senior arts therapists, and remuneration for the work of certified arts therapists. For more information, visit