Monday, August 8, 2016

Admissions for Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy, Chennai Batch 6 - 2016 to 2017





Admissions open for Expressive Arts therapy Course
Batch 6 - 2016 to 2017


Course Requirement is as follows:
  • The course is taught in English, students applying have to understand, read and speak English fairly well, if not the student needs to let us know how she/ he plans to write assignments etc.
  • 100% Class attendance
  • All students agree to do 40 hours of personal therapy with a therapist of their own choice. 
  • Completions of all assignments, and  project work. All this is graded and the grade will appear on your certificate.
  • Students get supervision either by skype/ direct meetings with an assigned supervisor
  • Students write and pass an ethics examination which is a written exam

Calendar

Dates
Time
 Notes
5 to 16 December 2016 
All days 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
all days including Saturday and Sunday

6 to 17 February 2017
9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
No class on the weekend 

3 to 13 April 2017
9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
Class on 8 April Saturday

10 to 21 July 2017
9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
No class on the weekend




At the end of the course:

  • Students will receive a Joint diploma certificate from East West Center for Counselling and Training and Women's Christian College
  • A certificate from The World Storytelling Institute
  • A certificate from Indian Institute of Psychodrama
  • A certificate from Kinesthetics 
  • A certificate for participating in the Annual Expressive Arts therapy conference Dec 9,10 - 2016 (Pre conference on 8)

How do you apply?

  • Please check if you are eligible to apply. (Scroll down for eligibility criteria) If in doubt please feel free to call 9884700124/ 9884700135
Please request application form on our
Fill in your application form and attach relevant documentation and post it with a cheque in favor of "East West Center for Counselling and Trg Pvt Ltd" for Rs 500.
  • You will hear from us within a week. If you are admitted into the programme you will have to pay the first instalment of fees immediately to book your seat. Total number of seats is 20. We have students from different parts of India and abroad applying for this course. Fees once paid is not refundable as we are securing the seat and cannot take any more students.

Who are the teachers of this course?

Teachers are registered and practicing therapists, professors from colleges/ universities from different parts of the world. 



What are the components we cover in this course?

Psychodrama, Art therapy, Dance/ movement therapy, storytelling as therapy, Music therapy, Counselling, and Expressive Arts Therapy. 

This is a 14 credits course. You will cover 300 hours class work, 50 hours in assignments, 70 hours on your project, 10 hours of supervision and 40 hours of personal therapy. This is a total of 470 hours.

How much is the course fee?

Tuition fees, supervision fees, field visit fees, association membership fees, course materials Rs 1,10,000/= Students have to pay this in two or three installments.

Who can apply?

If you are working in an NGO, if you are already working with children - ( special educators, Montessori teachers)or working as a health care professional (doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, HR professionals, Corporate Trainers, Life Coaches. This training will enable you to perform your work with more tools. This is not a Art based Therapy course this is Expressive Arts therapy and we expect students who are applying to have some academic or arts competence.

You should have completed a Masters degree but if you are graduate it has to be in fine arts, psychology or Social work. If you do not have the necessary educational qualification we will consider your experience if that is relevant. 

Men and women are eligible to be apply, since most alternate therapy courses have a lot of women candidates, male candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please write to us or call us details above, if you need further clarification.








Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Expressive Arts therapy Conference 9, 10 December 2016 @Women's Christian College, Chennai



The 1st Annual International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference: 

Expressions of the Soul





Theme - Building Professional Networks.

December 9, 10 (Friday and Saturday) - 2016 
Pre Conference 8 (Thursday) - 2016

Experiential Workshops, Panel discussions and Paper Presentations
About the Conference:

Expressive Art therapy is a relatively new form of therapeutic practice that allows an individual to communicate their feelings and thoughts in a more visual and imaginative way. The establishment of this practice came way in the mid-1990s. Some researchers and psychologists believe that expressive therapy allows for a more holistic approach, which combines various forms such as imagery, dance, music, poetry, story-telling, dream-work, etc. In ancient times, the arts were used to celebrate and mourn the rites of passage in one’s life as well as to welcome the changes that one would witness; such as the annual seasons, the cycles of nature, and the movement of celestial bodies across the skies (Sourcebook in Expressive Arts Therapy, Atkins & Williams).

About the Organisers :

Women's Christian College

Women's Christian College was founded in 1915 by the united effort of 12 missionary societies in Britain, Canada and U.S.A., and was the first private women's college in Madras. The college has successfully completed 100 years of exceptional educational services to women and offers programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.  The college, an autonomous institution from 1982, affiliated to the University of Madras, has strength of 3330 students and 160 faculty members and is a Government aided minority institution. The college has been re-accredited by NAAC with Grade A is identified as a centre with a Potential for Excellence by UGC. The Department of Psychology was established in the year 1973. The Department of Psychology is reputed for its student-centeric approach, its unique and innovative courses and its commitment ot academic excellence.  

East West Center for Counselling & Training

East West Center for counselling was founded by Magdalene Jeyarathnam and registered in 2007.  We are an Expressive Arts therapy Center and we depute therapists to schools, colleges and corporates. Our clientele are from ages 3 to 75, we work with individuals, couples, families and groups. We have been pioneering Expressive Arts therapy workshops and trainings since the inception of our organisation in various cities, towns - large and big in India. In collaboration with Women’s Christian College we jointly teach and award a one year long Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy Course since 2011. This course is the first course that began in India as an Expressive Arts therapy diploma and now has completed 5 years and this year we have the 6th batch of students. Our students come from various parts of India and beyond.

Objectives of the conference


  1.       To build awareness about Expressive Arts Therapy.
  2.       To introduce participants to the relevance and uses of various art modalities in Expressive Therapies.
  3.       To facilitate the development of related professional associations, with codes of ethics and practitioner guidelines.
  4.       To provide updates on current trends in practice and research in Expressive Arts Therapy.
  5.       To introduce the role of Expressive Arts Therapy in HR, Coaching, Counselling, Clinical, Educational and Community settings.

Thrust Areas  

1.                  Individual modalities in Expressive Art Therapy - dance / music / art / storytelling / drama / etc.

2.                  The Intermodal approach in Expressive Arts Therapy.       

3.                  Empirical papers evaluating Expressive Arts Therapy interventions and effectiveness.

4.                  Assessment in Expressive Arts Therapy practices.

5.                  Expressive Arts Therapy case studies.

Outcomes of the Conference
1.                  Sharing knowledge. Understanding best practices and new techniques. Improving quality of work.
2.                  Interacting with experienced therapists and exchanging competencies. Facilitating future collaborations.
3.                  Learning new techniques from experts. Building skills.
4.                  Launching an Expressive Arts Therapy Association to enable professional development and support.

Call for papers
Participants are requested to submit original research papers for oral presentation. The abstract should be sent to (Conference ID) by 30th September 2016. The abstracts will be reviewed and the authors of the selected papers will be notified by 15th October 2016.The full paper should be sent before 30th October 2016. The paper has to be typed in Times New Roman font 12 pt, with 1.5 line spacing and 1” margin. Documentation has to be done as per APA Format (6th ed). At least one author has to attend the conference for presentation. The papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN number.

Queries may be mailed to -  conference@centerforcounselling.org

Dates to remember
Submission of abstract: 30th September 2016
Submission of paper:   30th October 2016

Organising Committee

Dr Ridling Margret Waller - Principal, Women's Christian  College.

Conveners -  Dr Veena Easvardoss & Ms Magdalene Jeyarathnam.          

Organising Secretaries - Dr Sumathi D & Dr Eric Miller.     

                                          
Treasurer – Ms Nazneen Mogrelia & Ms Mary Rajasekaran.
Registration

Conference Delegates:  Rs 2,000/. This covers the fees for the 9th and 10th, the Conference Proceedings Book and CD and lunch and tea on both days.

Student registration:  Rs 500/.  This covers the fees for the 9th and 10th, lunch and tea on both days, and the Conference Proceedings CD. Student registrations can be made through their institution as cash payment. 

Pre conference workshop:  Rs 1,000/. This covers workshop fees on the 8th.

Payment can be made through cheque / DD in favour of “E -W Center for Counselling & Trg Pvt Ltd”. Please write your name on the back of the cheque and attach the registration details. (Please scroll down for the Registration Form).
Fill In your Registration form and post your Cheque or Demand Draft to the following address:

CASA  BLANCA 2, Apartment 2A, DR THIRUMURTHY NAGAR MAIN ROAD, NUNGAMBAKKAM, CHENNAI 600034.

Resource Persons


Dr Eric Miller - PhD in Folklore, Founder of World Storytelling Institute, Member of  Healing Story Alliance. Originally from New York, USA 

Dr Herb Propper - PhD, T.E.P., He is a Fellow and Lifetime member of  the American Society of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy, New York, USA
Ritu Shree - Works at Children First - Child and adolescent mental health institute in New Delhi and is currently pursuing her PhD in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University.
Tripura Kashyap - Dance therapist, Co-Founder, Creative Movement Association of India, lives in Bangalore
Magdalene Jeyarathnam - Expressive Arts therapist, Founder East West Center for Counselling, An Expressive Arts therapy Center based in Chennai
Oihika Chakrabarti - Art therapist, Founder/ Director Manahkshetra Foundation, Kokotta. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Art therapy.

Preetha Ramasubramanian - Dance Movement Therapist, Founder - Kinesthetics, Chennai. Teacher on the Diploma in Expressive Arts therapy course at WCC.

Brinda Jacob- Janvrin - Expressive Arts Therapist, Director of SMART studio, Bangalore.

Saphira Linden - T.E.P., Drama therapist and Psychodramtist, Director - Omega Theatre, Boston, USA.
And Other special speakers and panelists.

Registrations open from September 1, 2016


Registration Form for Paper presenters and
all delegates/ students

Attendee Information (please print clearly) Required Fields

Name to be printed on the certificate: ____________________________________


Job Title/ Designation: _____________________________________________


City: ______________________        Phone: _______________________

Email id-

Conference Registration Fee -  Rs.2000/=     Student fee -  Rs.500/=
Pre-conference fee – Rs.1000/=

Cheque/DD No…………………….                           Bank name………………………


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Please choose One to show your preference 
for the time slot mentioned

 8th Dec 2016  -   9am – 5 pm.  Pre Conference choices
A)  Workshop  - Using Dance  and Movement in  any clinical Therapy. (Preetha Ramasubramanian, Chennai, India)


B)  Workshop  - Storytelling for Self-Development (Dr Eric Miller, USA / India)



C) Workshop - Integrating Drama therapy and Psychodrama (Saphira Linden, Boston, USA) (Registration is full for this choice)


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9th & 10th Deember,2016 Conference timing - 9am - 5pm

Track Options

9th December 2016 -    2.15 – 3.45 pm. Day One

A) Using Drama in HR/Corporate Settings. -  Saphira Linden, Boston, USA.

B) Art Therapy – Using Art in Counselling/Psychotherapy settings – Oihika Chakrabharti, Kolkata, India.
C)  Dance Therapy – Using Dance/Movement in Corporate/Clinical setting - Tripura Kashyap, Bangalore, India. 

D) Expressive Arts Therapy -  Sharing experience of using Expressive Arts Therapy in  various settings - Brinda Jacob- Janvrin, Bangalore, India.


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10th December 2016 -    2.00 – 3.30 pm - Paper Presentation Tracks

Track A – Clinical setting (Individual or Group Psychotherapy sessions)

Track B – Education (Using Expressive Arts in teaching languages, subjects or Value Education)
Track C – Using Expressive Arts in Corporates or HR departments


Please Note: 

a) The author has to present the paper. 

b)Your paper will be accepted only if you are registered for the conference 

c) Your research work has been done in India.





Monday, April 4, 2016

Dance Movement Psychotherapy training in Chennai June 2016



Dance Movement Psychotherapy Intensive training in Chennai

Date - 6 to 10 June, 2016

Time - 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM

For Registration and more information please contact - 9884700135/ 8754471275/ 044- 42080810

The course will explore the key concepts that underpin DMP in creative and interactive ways, through group work, discussion, creative exploration, theory and movement. 

Below are the subheadings that the module addresses -   
  • What is Dance Movement Psychotherapy?
  • History of Dance Movement Psychotherapy
  • Using creativity & play in Dance Movement Psychotherapy
  • Moving in Psychotherapy? Exploring the non-verbal, creative process.
  • Developing kinaesthetic awareness, mirroring & attunement
  • Introducing Laban Movement Analysis
  • Pioneers in Dance Movement Psychotherapy: different DMP models
  • DMP & the therapeutic process; making sense of dance movement as the embodied, symbolic expression of experience.

The Module also focuses on how DMP is applied to practice in various settings. You will have an opportunity to hear about a number of specialist areas and how DMP adapts to fit the context whilst staying fundamentally on model with its guiding principles.

About  Preetha Ramasubramanian: Preetha did her MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and graduated with a distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a member of Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, United Kingdom and American Dance Therapy Association.

Preetha started her professional career as a special educator in India and went on to head the creative movement department at vidyasagar. To gain international exposure she moved to the UK and worked as a special educator. During this, she witnessed how movement and dance helped people think and talk about their feelings. As a professional dance teacher in modern dance, she witnessed an overall change in people’s wellbeing through dance. This inspired her to explore how movement can be used as an expressive tool and led her to higher studies in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and a career in the psychotherapy domain. As a dance movement psychotherapist she gained broad exposure in the UK working in different settings such as forensic psychiatric unit, special and mainstream schools.
On her return to India, Preetha founded Kinesthetics – Dance Movement Psychotherapy and counseling center, where she works with both children and adults. She also works as an independent consultant for various educational institutions, health care setups and in the corporate sector to conduct group and individual sessions.
Preetha is also one of the trainers in the 1 year Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapies course conducted by Women’s Christian College and East West Counselling Center, Chennai.  She is also a trainer in the Dance Therapy course conducted by CMTAI in Bangalore and in Pune. She is also a guest lecturer at various universities while also doing a lot of collaborative therapeutic work with other professionals.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Introduction to Counselling Services available in workplace.



East West Center for counselling conducted the workshop on benefits of counselling in the work place. Almost 40 employees participated in the very interactive session. Post the session about 10 employees requested appointment with the counsellor. The session provided an opportunity for the employees to explore their personal thoughts, feelings & emotion. Every single employee actively participated.







Thursday, January 28, 2016

Community Capacity Building Second Line Leadership.


                             Organized by Nirangal – 27January 2016.

17 community members belonging to transgender, gay and activists working for the LGBTQ from different districts in Tamil Nadu participated. This workshop was organized in ICSA in Egmore. We conducted role plays in working with  the media.