Friday, January 27, 2017

Expressive Arts Therapy classes and Music Therapy classes

Expressive Arts Therapy classes Feb 6 to 10 from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM  
Music Therapy classes Feb 11, 12, 14, 15 from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM

As part of the class on DEAT (Diploma in Expressive Arts therapy) Dr Karen Estrella will be teaching both these modules. Dr Estrella has written several articles on Expressive Arts therapy as a modality on its own. She is the Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Programme at Lesley University, Boston. Dr Estrella is a licenced Music therapist, Art therapist and Expressive arts therapist. She is a wonderful teacher and has many years of experience as a therapist.

If any of you wish to register for either of these modules please write to us asking for details.


We are eagerly looking forward to meeting you at the Annual International Conference. Being the first such conference, this is a very important landmark in the history of Expressive Arts Therapy in India. 

If you have registered before December 2016, you do not have to register again. 

It is important for you to understand the pre conference options for Feb 15th has changed: 

15th Feb 2017 – Pre-Conference choice of any one
  1. Building Empathy using Dance Movement Therapy – Preetha Ramasubramanian
  2. Storytelling for Self-Development – Dr. Eric Miller, USA/India
  3. Psychodrama : Enhancing Creativity and Spontaneity – Magdalene Jeyarathnam
  4. Art Therapy – Oihika Chakraborthi                                        

    Please feel free to make changes in your choice but make sure to email me to let me know as the workshop leaders will need the numbers of participants in advance.                                                                                                            Tentative Conference Schedule

    16th February 2017 (Day 1)

    8.30 – 9.30           Registration
    9.30 -10.00          Inauguration Session (Auditorium)
    11:00 – 11:15         Tea
    11:15 – 12:15         Plenary I — Why Expressive Arts Therapy is a Separate Mode of Therapy, Dr. Karen Estella
    12:15 – 1:15          Plenary II – Expressive Therapies Focussing on Dance and Movement, Ms. Ritu Shree
    1:15 – 2:15            Lunch
    2:15 – 3:45          Concurrant Workshokshop, “Expressive Arts for Personal and Professional Effectiveness”:
                                Dance Therapy, Ms. Tripura Kashyap
                                Visual Art Therapy, Ms. Oihika Chakraborthi
                                Therapeutic Uses of Story and Storytelling, Ms. Regina Ress
                                Expressive Arts Therapy, Ms. Brinda Jacob-Janvrin
    3:45 – 4:00          Tea
    4:00 – 5:30          Plenary III — Expressive Arts Therapy and Behavioural Change, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam

    17th February 2017 (Day 2)

    9:00 – 10.15         Plenary IV — Expressive Arts Therapy - A Case Study, Ms. Brinda Jacob-Janvrin
    10:15 – 10:30       Tea
    10:30 – 1:00         Panel Presentations: “Self-discovery through Expressive Arts for Human Resource Development.”

                                Moderators, Dr. Veena Easvaradoss and Dr. Susan Thomas.

                                1) Visual Art, Ms. Oihika Chakrabharti
                                2) Psychodrama, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam
                                3) Dance and Movement, Ms. Preetha Ramasubramanian
                                4) Storytelling, Dr. Eric Miller

    1:00 – 2:00           Lunch
    2.00 – 3.30           Paper Presentations.
                                Track 1, Expressive Arts Therapy.
                                Track 2, Individual Expressive Therapies.
                                Track 3, Applications of the Expressive Arts – I.
                                Track 4, Applications of the Expressive Arts – II.
    3.30-4:30              Valedictory Function (Auditorium).
    4:30                      Tea

Friday, December 23, 2016

30 Hours Psychodrama course @ MSSW

Indian Institute of Psychodrama & Madras School of Social Work are giving a joint certificate in Psychodrama (30 hour certificate course @ MSSW)Open for students of Psychology, Social Work,and Human Resource Management.  

One Day Workshop With Herb on 10-12-16

East West Center For Counselling conducted a one day internal trainning program for the counselors on 10/12/16 @ the center.

Psychodrama Training For Diploma students

East West Center For Counselling conducted a 4 days trainning program for the diploma students

Psychodrama Workshop With Herb @ WCC

East West Center For Counselling conducted a one day workshop @ WCC for MSE and Mpill students on 9/12/16

Drama Therapy Workshop With Saphira On 7,8,9 &10 Of December