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Work experience

2013 - Present

Art therapist

SLLC „Rīga Centre of Psychiatry and narcology”, out-patient centre „Pārdaugava”, 1 Ļermontova Street, Rīga, Latvia

Evaluation of the patient, implementing the process of art therapy individually and in the group, co-operation with other professionals​​

2009 - Present

Assistant

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy, 26a Anniņmuižas Blvd., Rīga, Latvia

Teaching theoretical and practical classes (including supervisions), students' knowledge assessment, drawing up study courses, preparation of teaching materials, scientific research​​

2007 - 2014

Art therapist, psychologist, supervisor, Chairperson of the Board (since 2008)

LLC „Health Institute”, Centre of Arts Therapy 32 Blaumaņa Street 8, LV-1011, Rīga, Latvia

Evaluation of the patient, implementing the process of art therapy, supervision​

2009 - 2013

Art therapist

SLLC CCUH site at Gaiļezers, Rehabilitation services (since 2013 – Rehabilitation Clinics) 20 Juglas Street, Rīga, Latvia

Evaluation of the patient, implementing the process of art therapy individually and in the group, co-operation with other professionals (including supervision)​​

2000 - 2010

Lector

University of Latvia, Faculty of Paedagogy, psychology and art, Department of Pedagogy 74/76 Jūrmalas gatve, Rīga, LV – 1083

Teaching theoretical and practical classes, students' knowledge assessment, drawing up study courses, preparation of teaching materials​​

1996 - 2003

School psychologist

Rīga Secondary School No 3 1 Grēcinieku Street, LV-1050, Rīga, Latvia

Consulting the children, parents, teachers, psychological diagnostics in schoolchildren​​

1998 - 2002

Lector

Turība Business University, Department of Administration 68 Graudu Street, LV-1058, Rīga, Latvia

Teaching theoretical and practical classes, students' knowledge assessment, drawing up study courses, preparation of teaching materials​​

1997 - 1999

Assistant

Institute of International Tourism 68 Graudu Street, LV-1058, Rīga, Latvia

Teaching theoretical and practical classes, students' knowledge assessment, drawing up study courses, preparation of teaching materials​​

1994 - 1996

Latvian language and literature teacher

Rīga Secondary School No 3 1 Grēcinieku Street, LV-1050, Rīga, Latvia

Teaching classes, schoolchildren's knowledge assessment​​

1991 - 1992

Latvian language and literature teacher

Rīga Vocational Secondary School No 26 41a A. Deglava iela Street, LV – 1035, Rīga, Latvia

Teaching classes, schoolchildren's knowledge assessment​​

1986 - 1987

Secretary

University of Latvia, Study department 19 Raiņa Blvd, LV-1586, Rīga, Latvia

Records management​​

Education and training

2006 - 2009

Master’s degree in healthcare and qualification of art therapist (Diploma series PD E Nr.0520)

Rīga Stradiņš University

Health care, art therapy according to the qualification. Assessment of the client/patient, implementation of process of art therapy, choosing an appropriate method of AT techniques and its implementation.

2002 - 2006

Social sciences Master’s degree in psychology (Diploma series MD C Nr.003751)

University of Latvia

Social psychology, clinical psychology. Counselling, psychodiagnostics.

1994 - 1997

Bachelor’s degree in psychology (Diploma Nr. 005749) Qualification of psychologist’s assistant (Diploma Nr.203)

University of Latvia

Social psychology, clinical psychology, individual and group counselling. Skills to perform counselling and psychodiagnostics.

1994 - 1995

Master’s degree in paedagogy. (Diploma Nr.001457)

University of Latvia

Paedagogical science, Paedagogical process, education psychology, management of educational work. Skills to perform, manage and evaluate paedagogical process and different paedagogical models.

1988 - 1994

Qualification of Latvian language and literature teacher (Diploma Nr.102554)

University of Latvia

Latvian and foreign literature, Latvian language and teaching methods, paedagogy and psychology. Teaching Latvian language and literature at elementary and secondary educational institutions.

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

* (2013 – till now) further education study programme "Cognitive behavioural therapy" (Praško J. et al.)

* (2012) ERASMUS LLP Intensive programme „Arts Therapies for Different Client / Patient Groups", seminars,

* (2012) Programme of professional perfection „Perfection of paedagogic skills in the process of adult education", Anita Pipere, Tatjana Koķe, Zanda Rubene, Karine Ogansijana

* (2011-2012) Common European Framework (B2) Stage of English at New Horizons English Learning Centre

* (2006 – 2007) Training of supervisors (400 hours) RSU Academic school of Art Therapy in cooperation with Queen's University Belfast (UK);

* (2000 – 2002) Training in psychotherapy (288 hours). Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania (basic level, uncompleted)

* (1994-1996) Training „Basics of psychotherapy" (125 hours). Latvian Balint Association

Supervised study course

Basic Principles of Art Therapy Process

Development of psychological strategies in practice

Individual Art Therapy in Practice

Individual Supervision

Observation Practice

Principles and process of Evaluation in Art Therapy

Professional activity and legal base of Arts Therapies

Supervision Group

Visually Plastic Art Therapy I

Visually Plastic Art Therapy II

Lectured study course

Basic Principles of Art Therapy Process for Various Patient Groups (Individually and in Groups)

Development of psychological strategies in practice

Individual Art Therapy in Practice

Individual Supervision

Observation Practice

Principles and process of Evaluation in Art Therapy

Professional activity and legal base of Arts Therapies

Professional Development Team

Psychologist_s Professional Work

Qualification Examination

Research in Practice

Visually Plastic Art Therapy I

Visually Plastic Art Therapy II

Participation in conferences

1. 14 – 16 April, 2016, Riga, The Second International Scientific – Practical Conference Health and Personality Development: Integrative Approach, Upmale, A., Šteina, A., Mākslu terapijas pamatprincipi darbā ar pacientiem ar psihiskām saslimšanām. (Oral presentation)

2. September 16 -18, 2015, Riga, 4th Baltic & North Sea Conference on PRM, Riga, Upmale, A., Majore-Dūšele, I., Duhovska, J ., Šteina, A., Paipare, M. Clinical applications of art, music, dance-movement and drama therapy in physical rehabilitation. (Poster presentation)

3. September 16 -18, 2015, Riga, 4th Baltic & North Sea Conference on PRM, Riga, Majore-Dūšele, I., Upmale, A., Duhovska, J., Šteina, A., Soloveja, B., Paipare, M. Assessment, monitoring and evaluation: an overview of tools utilized by visually-plastic art, music, dancemovement and drama therapists of Latvia. (Poster presentation)

4. 26th – 28th November 2014, Rīga. 5th International interdisciplinary scientific conference Society Health Welfare "Family Well-Being and Human Capital Improvement in Changing Society: Strategy and Practice". Orinska, S., Vende, K., Upmale, A., Majore-Dūšele, I. Dance and movement therapy (DMT) for patients with eating disorder,. (Oral presentation)

5. RSU plenārsēde, RSU mākslu terapijas docētāju grupa, prezentācija Mākslu terapija veselības aprūpē. 2014 gada 04. aprīlis Rīga

6. The European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education (ECArTE) 12th European Arts therapies Conference, France, September, 2013. Mārtinsone, K., Majore – Dušele, I., Vende, K., Upmale, A. Arts therapies students professional identity development: adaptation to the study process. (Poster presentation)

7. The 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation (BAR) aching: Latvia, September 18-19, 2013. Vende, K., Upmale, A. Assessment and aim setting based on ICF in art therapy practice. (Oral presentation)

8. Psychologists' Days 2013, Latvia, October 8, 2013. Vende, K., Kronberga, Z., Birziņa, E., Upmale, A. Iepazīšanās ar klīniskā psihologa darba specifiku VSIA Bērnu klīniskās universitātes slimnīcā novietnē Gaiļezerā. (Oral presentation)

9. June-July, 2012, Latvia, Project within ERASMUS LLP Intensive programme „Arts Therapies for Different Client / Patient Groups". Upmale, A., Vende, K., Orinska, S., Visnola, D., Kriumane, Z. Patient Groups in Art Therapies. (Oral presentation)

10. June-July 2012, Latvia, Project within ERASMUS LLP Intensive programme „Arts Therapies for Different Client / Patient Groups". Orinska, S., Upmale, A., Visnola, D., Vende, K. Art Therapy and Dance and Movement Therapy for Patients with Eating Disoders. (Oral presentation).

11. May, 2012, Riga, Pharmacists' conference / Pharmacists' Spring Symposium. Upmale, A. Mākslu terapija veselības aprūpē (Oral presentation)

12. March, 2012, Riga, RSU 11th Scientific conference. Dzilna-Šilova, I., Upmale, A. MEPL modelis mākslas terapijā vardarbībā cietušiem bērniem. (Poster presentation)

13. May 2011, Riga, RSU Further education faculty, Department of Rehabilitation and Social Work „The role of team in psychosocial rehabilitation of adolescents". Upmale, A., Ķevere, L. Mākslas terapija darbā ar pusaudžiem un jauniešiem (Oral presentation)

14. June, 2011, Riga, VSIA Bērnu klīniskās universitātes slimnīcas un RSU Pediatrijas katedras lekciju ciklā „Aktuālās problēmas pediatrijā". Upmale, A.Mākslas terapija bērnu psihiatrijā (Oral presentation)

15. November 11-12, 2010 RSU, 3rd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference „Society. Health. Welfare.", 1st Congress of Rehabilitation Doctors of Latvia, Upmale, A., Vāverniece, I., Mārtinsone, K. Arts Therapies in Multi-Professional Teamwork (Oral presentation)

16. June, 2010, Riga, International Scientific Conference „Rehabilitācijas medicīna – cilvēka veselības atjaunošanas un nostiprināšanas aktuālās problēmas". Upmale, A., Orinska, S., Riževs, A. Mākslu terapija bērnu psihiatrijā (Oral presentation)

17. March 18-19, 2010, Riga, RSU Scientific conference. Upmale, A. Mākslu terapija bērnu psihiatrijā: prakses pārskats. (Oral presentation)

18. March 18-19, 2010, Riga, RSU Scientific conference. Upmale, A., Mārtinsone, K., Majore-Dūšele, I. Mākslu terapijas maģistrantu supervīzijas specifika (Oral presentation)

19. April 2-3, 2010, Riga, RSU Scientific conference. Upmale, A. Uzvedības traucējumu mazināšana pusaudžiem. (Oral presentation)

20. July 17 -19, 2009, Riga, The 7th International Art Therapy Conference. Integrative arts therapy – theory and practice. Upmale, A. Uzvedības traucējumu mazināšana pusaudžiem ar mākslas terapijas metodēm: pētījuma projekts. (Oral presentation)

21. February 15, 2009, Riga, LU 67th Conference, Section of Psychological Paedagogy. Upmale, A. Uzvedības traucējumu un mācību sasniegumu saistība pusaudžiem. (Oral presentation)

22. December 4, 2009, Riga, Conference of Latvian Children Psychiatrists. Upmale, A. Mākslu terapija bērnu psihiatrijā. (Oral presentation)

23. 2009, RSU Scientific conference. Upmale, A. Uzvedības traucējumu mazināšana pusaudžiem (Oral presentation)

Projects

Managerial experience:

* Conference „Art therapy in healthcare", 6th National specialised medical exhibition „Medbaltica 2012" RSU Spring rehabilitation days, May 2012, member of the Organising Committee

* Erasmus ERASMUS LLP Intensive programme „Arts Therapies for Different Client / Patient Groups" (Latvia), in cooperation with RSU and General Directorate of Education and Culture. Member of the Organising Committee. 2012.

* VII International Arts therapies conference (Cesis) Contemporary arts therapies – theory and practice. Member of the Organising Committee. 2009.

* VI International Arts therapies conference (Rezekne) Contemporary arts therapies – theory and practice. Member of the Organising Committee. 2008.

* Member of the working group on drawing up a standard for the qualification of art therapist. 2008.

* V International Art-therapy Conference (Liepaja). Integrative Art-therapy: Theory and Practice. Member of the Organising Committee. 2007​

Memberships

* Chairperson of the Certification Committee of the Latvian art therapists (since 2010)

​* "Association of Latvian Art Therapists", Chairperson of the board (2012 - 2016) * "Union of Latvian Associations of Art Therapy", member of the board (2013 - 2016)

* "Latvian Supervisors' Union", member (since 2012)

* „Union of Professional Rehabilitation Organisations in Latvia" member (since 2011)

* „Health Psychologists' Association", member (since 2013)

* Latvian Psychology Association, member (since 2013)​

Publications

Research articles​​

Dance and movement therapy for patients with eating disorders : model of expressive therapies continuum / K.Vende, S.Orinska, I.Majore-Dūšele, A.Upmale // Creative arts therapies and clients with eating disorders / ed. by Annie Heiderscheit. - London; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016. - P.241-262.

Dzilna-Šilova, Ilze. Mākslas ekspresijas pakāpenisko līmeņu modelis mākslas terapijā uz mākslu balstītas izvērtēšanas procesā : piemērs ar vardarbībā cietušu bērnu / I.Dzilna-Šilova, K.Mārtinsone, A.Upmale // Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu/pacientu grupām : rakstu krājums / sast. K.Mārtinsone, E.Krevica. - Rīga : RSU, 2014. - 259.-279.lpp.

Visnola, Dace. Mākslas terapija pacientiem ar anorexia nervosa / D.Visnola, A.Upmale // Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu/pacientu grupām : rakstu krājums / sast. K.Mārtinsone, E.Krevica. - Rīga : RSU, 2014. - 280.-291.lpp.

Žīgure, Aiva. Mūzikas terapija agresijas mazināšanā pusaudžiem ar uzvedības traucējumiem / A.Žīgure, M.Paipare, A.Upmale // Mūzikas terapija: izglītība un pētniecība, pieredze un prakse : zinātnisko rakstu krājums, 2014 / [sast. un zin. red. M.Paipare]. - Liepāja : LiePA, 2014. - 195.-205.lpp. - Kopsav. angļu val.

Dzilna-Šilova, Ilze. Art-based assessment within structure of the expressive therapies continuum in art therapy with abused children / I.Dzilna-Silova, K.Martinsone, A.Upmale // Erasmus intensive programme "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Riga, June 30 - July 9, 2012) : collection of articles / authors of compilation: E.Krevica, K.Martinsone. - Riga, 2013. - P.84-94.

Orinska, Simona. Use of expressive therapies continuum in dance movement therapy with eating disorder / S.Orinska, K.Vende, A.Upmale // Erasmus intensive programme "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Riga, June 30 - July 9, 2012) : collection of articles / authors of compilation: E.Krevica, K.Martinsone. - Riga, 2013. - P.117-127.

Patient groups in art therapies : a case study of the health care field in Latvia / A.Upmale, K.Martinsone, I.Vaverniece, K.Vende // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - Vol.2 (2012) : 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) / Rīga Stradiņš University. - 00036-p.1-00036-p.5. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.shs-conferences.org/

Upmale, Anda. Supervīzijas funkcijas / A.Upmale, K.Mārtinsone // Supervīzija un tās specifika mākslu terapijā : [rakstu krāj.] / sast. K.Mārtinsone. - Rīga, 2010. - 24.-28.lpp.

Upmale, Anda. Supervīzijas specifika darbā ar mākslas terapijas studentiem / A.Upmale, K.Mārtinsone // Supervīzija un tās specifika mākslu terapijā : [rakstu krāj.] / sast. K.Mārtinsone. - Rīga, 2010. - 126.-137.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Assessment, monitoring and evaluation : an overview of tools utilized by visually-plastic art, music, dance-movement and drama therapists of Latvia / A.Upmale, I.Majore-Dūšele, J.Duhovska ...[et al.] // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.47, No.8 (2015, Sept.), p.793. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Clinical applications of visually-plastic art, music, dance-movement and drama therapy in physical rehabilitation / A.Upmale, I.Majore-Dūšele, J.Duhovska ...[et al.] // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.47, No.8 (2015, Sept.), p.793. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Vilsone-Blūma, Anda. Koka zīmējums kā izvērtēšanas metode mākslas terapijā / A.Vilsone-Blūma, A.Upmale // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 163.lpp.

Dance movement therapy for patients with eating disorder : model of expressive therapies continuum / S.Orinska, K.Vende, I.Majore-Dusele, A.Upmale // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.49.

Arts therapies students professional identity development / K.Martinsone, K.Vende, I.Majore-Dusele, A.Upmale // 12th European Arts Therapies Conference (Paris, France, Sept.11-14, 2013) : conference handbook and abstract book. - Paris, 2013. - P.45.

Šteina, Anna. Drāmas terapija depresijas simptomu mazināšanai un pašcieņas paaugstināšanai pacientiem ar simptomātiskiem ēšanas traucējumiem : grupas gadījuma analīze / A.Šteina, E.Vilka, A.Upmale // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 313.lpp.

Baumane-Auza, Dita. Mākslas terapija grūtniecēm depresijas un trauksmes simptomu mazināšanai / D.Baumane-Auza, A.Upmale // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 471.lpp.

Dzilna-Šilova, Ilze. Mākslas ekspresijas pakāpeniskā līmeņa modelis mākslas terapijā vardarbībā cietušiem bērniem / I.Dzilna-Šilova, A.Upmale // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 470.lpp.

Pacientu grupas mākslu terapijā : prakses pārskats / A.Upmale, K.Vende, S.Orinska ...[u.c.] // Erasmus intensīvā programma "Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu / pacientu grupām" = Lifelong learning programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Rīga, 2012.g. 30.jūn.-9.jūl.) : tēzes / [Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Rehabilitācijas fakultāte]. - Rīga, 2012. - 73.-75.lpp.

Paipare, Mirdza. Music therapy in neurological rehabilitation / M.Paipare, A.Upmale // Erasmus intensīvā programma "Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu / pacientu grupām" = Lifelong learning programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Rīga, 2012.g. 30.jūn.-9.jūl.) : tēzes / [Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Rehabilitācijas fakultāte]. - Rīga, 2012. - 128.-129.lpp.

Paipare, Mirdza. Mūzikas terapija neiroloģiskajā rehabilitācijā / M.Paipare, A.Upmale // Erasmus intensīvā programma "Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu / pacientu grupām" = Lifelong learning programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Rīga, 2012.g. 30.jūn.-9.jūl.) : tēzes / [Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Rehabilitācijas fakultāte]. - Rīga, 2012. - 126.-127.lpp.

Patient groups in art therapies : practice report / A.Upmale, K.Vende, S.Orinska ...[u.c.] // Erasmus intensīvā programma "Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu / pacientu grupām" = Lifelong learning programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Rīga, 2012.g. 30.jūn.-9.jūl.) : tēzes / [Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Rehabilitācijas fakultāte]. - Rīga, 2012. - 76.-77.lpp.

Upmale, Anda. Art therapy for patients with eating disorders / A.Upmale, D.Visnola // Erasmus intensīvā programma "Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu / pacientu grupām" = Lifelong learning programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Rīga, 2012.g. 30.jūn.-9.jūl.) : tēzes / [Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Rehabilitācijas fakultāte]. - Rīga, 2012. - 80.-81.lpp.

Upmale, Anda. Mākslas terapija pacientiem ar ēšanas traucējumiem / A.Upmale, D.Visnola // Erasmus intensīvā programma "Mākslu terapija dažādām klientu / pacientu grupām" = Lifelong learning programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for different client / patient groups" (Rīga, 2012.g. 30.jūn.-9.jūl.) : tēzes / [Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Rehabilitācijas fakultāte]. - Rīga, 2012. - 78.-79.lpp.

Upmale, Anda. Arts therapies in multi-professional team / A.Upmale, K.Martinsone, I.Vaverniece // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.93-94.

Upmale, Anda. Mākslu terapijas maģistrantu supervīzijas specifika / A.Upmale, K.Mārtinsone, I.Majore-Dūšele // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 444.lpp.

Books and brochures​​

Mākslas terapija / A.Upmale, K.Mārtinsone, E.Krevica, I.Dzilna // Mākslu terapija / [sast. un projektu vad. K.Mārtinsone]. - Rīga, 2011. - 2.1.nod., 250.-299.lpp.

Upmale, Anda. Mākslu terapijas procesa raksturojums : integratīvi eklektiskā pieeja / A.Upmale, I.Majore-Dūšele // Mākslu terapija / [sast. un projektu vad. K.Mārtinsone]. - Rīga, 2011. - 1.4.nod., 106.-183.lpp.

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