Cristina Nuñez’s first training for SPEX facilitators was held in 2012 in Milan. Since then she has trained 37 facilitators, and many others are interested in using SPEX with others. Some of the 37 are part of the SPEX team, have a look at the Facilitators section.
To access the training it is necessary to have experimented the SPEX method on oneself (in an online or live workshop), by carrying out the complete workshop, and finished an autobiographical project.
The training can be followed individually (online and in person) or in our group online workshops, mostly online with one intensive weekend (3 days) at the Penitentiary Center in Luxemburg.
Online group path 2023
The next SPEX facilitator online course will take place from September 15, 2023 to March 31st 2024 in our online platform, with a total duration of six months of training.
An in-person intensive weekend workshop at the Luxemburg Penitentiary Center will be included as part of the training. The dates of this training will be November 10, 11 and 12, 2023, but they can be discussed with all participants to match their availability. Each participant will have to carry out at least two workshops with groups of their choice: an introductory workshop and a complete workshop, both in groups. We suggest that one of these workshops should be carried out in the social field (prisons, mental health, adolescents, addiction, disabled, elderly).
The course consists in 58 hours of live and online meetings and collaborative work, and about 149 hours of homework, as follows: one intensive weekend workshop in prison (Milan), seven three-hour Zoom video-calls, one two-hour video-call, six video-calls in pairs or in small groups, four individual sessions with Cristina for each participant, and work on the online platform. In addition, during the writing of the thesis there are 3 more individual sessions on Zoom with Cristina. Successful completion of the training course will result in the SPEX Facilitator Certificate (photo below).
Dates and programme:
Zoom 1: September 17, 2023, 19-22 (Paris time zone). Participants present their projects and talk about their SPEX processes.
Zoom 2: October 1st, 2023, 19-22(Paris time zone). Discussion on the SPEX theory (Nuñez’s PhD thesis). Participants prepare their video presentations.
Zoom 3: October 22, 2023,19-22(Paris time zone). Discussion on the SPEX facilitator approach.
In-person training in Luxemburg: November 10, 11 and 12, 2023. Intensive two-day workshop at the Penitentiary Center in Luxemburg and two days of individual sessions in Nuñez’s studio.
Participants plan and start their workshops and upload images and videos on the platform.
Zoom 4: December 10, 2023,19-22(Paris time zone). Discussion about participants’ workshops.
Zoom 5: January 14, 2024,19-22(Paris time zone).Discussion about participants’ workshops.
Zoom 6: February 11, 2024,19-22(Paris time zone).Discussion about participants’ workshops.
Zoom 7: March 10, 2024,19-22(Paris time zone). Discussion about the thesis to do.
From April 1st to November 30, 2024, participants work on their thesis.
The SPEX facilitator route costs 1450 euros, with a 10% discount for registrations before July 31st, 2023. Payment by instalments will be possible. For pre-enrolment and payment of the deposit of 300 euros, please write contact us.
Route in live group workshops
Four intensive weekends and work to be done in the online platform, a process in which you learn how to apply the SPEX method on other people. The weekends are held 1 month or 1 and a half apart.
Each participant will have to carry out at least two workshops with a group of their choice: an introductory workshop and a full workshop, both in groups. One of these workshops must be carried out in the social dimension (prison, mental health, adolescence in difficulty, drug addiction, disabled, elderly).
- First weekend: discussions on the theory, philosophy and practice of the method. The participants conduct individual self-portrait sessions among themselves, and start planning the workshops they will carry out in the coming months.
- Work on the e-learning platform: participants start uploading the images produced during their workshops and describing the process, any problems they found and how they felt during the work. The group works on perception of the images, make comments on the process, under Cristina’s supervision.
- Second weekend: internship in prison.
- Work on the e-learning platform: participants continue to upload the images produced during their workshops and describing the process, any problems they found and how they felt during the work. The group works on perception of the images, make comments on the process, under Cristina’s supervision.
- Third weekend: group work on the work produced by the facilitators during their workshops.
- Fourth and last intensive weekend: group work on the work produced by the facilitators during their workshops. Discussion and index of the thesis.
After the last weekend, participants will continue their workshops if not finished, and work on the final thesis (6 months-1 year). After the discussion of the the thesis, Cristina will evaluate the work done and, if she thinks the facilitator is ready, she will deliver the SPEX facilitator certificate of qualification to the method, with the evaluation of methodological and artistic excellence. It is possible that further work may be necessary to obtain the certificate.
At least 10 individual sessions are required, at least 4 of them in Skype/Zoom, the facilitator sending the material to Cristina. In addition, you will need an internship of at least one live weekend during one of Cristina’s workshops in the social dimension.
The cost per hour is 140 euros per hour. There are discounts for the purchase of “packs” of 5-10-15 sessions.