Dr. Naiara Belart, Ph.D. is a certified professional counselor, art therapist, and teacher. She earned her doctorate (Summa Cum Laude) in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, with a specialization in Therapy, Education, and Consulting. She completed her doctoral clinical practice at the Centre of Education and Cognitive Therapy in Geneva, specializing in the use of digital arts interventions to improve emotion recognition and communication skills in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Other qualifications that Naiara holds include a master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology (with specialization in Coaching and Emotional Intelligence) from EQBS, a master’s degree in Computer Graphics and 3D Animation from CEV Madrid, a postgraduate degree in Art Therapy from Barcelona’s Metáfora School, and a BA in Fine Arts from Complutense University of Madrid.
From 2016 to 2020, Naiara served as the director of Des Personnes et du Talent, an organisation based in Geneva that provides therapeutic and vocational programmes for individuals with ASD. Since September 2020, Naiara has served as a supervisor at Autisme Genève, where she offers group social skills supervision for children and adolescents with ASD. She is teaching Digital Citizenship and Digital Arts at La Découverte school. She is also teaching robotics working with Techlabs at Collège du Léman International School and Geneva English School. She has also collaborated with The Swedish International School of Geneva.
Through Naiara’s professional work as a 3D artist, modeller, and animator, she formed the unique skill set that she brings to her clinical work in expressive arts therapy and novel treatments for ASD. Naiara has taught 3D computer graphics at Beijing’s University of Science and Technology, worked as a 3D artist consultant for businesses based in New York, and – in other industry positions – developed expertise with the digital toolkit that she now uses to improve the lives of patients.
She has worked in Europe (Madrid, London, Malta, Zurich and Geneva), the United States (New York) and China (Beijing). She can offer you therapy and training sessions in French, English and / or Spanish.