Saturday, June 6, 2015

Diploma in Expressive Arts therapy 2015 to 2016

 

Invites Applications Batch 5 - 2015 to 2016 @ Chennai 

 Women's Christian College, Chennai and East West Center for Counselling and Training announces


Batch Five - “Diploma Course in Expressive Arts Therapy”


Training Calendar 2015 to 2016


Module One Nov 30 to December 11, 2015
Module Two Feb 15 to 26, 2016
Module Three April 4 to 15, 2016 

Components we cover in this course are 


Psychodrama
Therapeutic uses of Storytelling
Dance Movement Therapy
Visual Art
Expressive Arts Therapy
Counselling and Ethics


The diploma will be issued only on completion of:

1.             100% Attendance
2.             Trainer's evaluation
3.             Assignments
4.             Final Project
5.             Written Exam (one)
6.             40 hours of personal (individual) therapy sessions
7.             Six Supervision sessions over Skype compulsory from June 2016 to
        November 2016

*****This Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma Program is the only academic based program offered in India****



In addition to the Diploma, students will also receive certificates from the World Storytelling Institute, Dance Movement Psychotherapy Institute and Psychodrama Institute upon completion of this program.

Training Venue - Women's Christian College, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Class timing - 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM

Who should attend this training?


This is an intensive program for those in the helping profession - (open to men and women) Therapists, HR (psychology), Social Workers, Counsellors, Psychologists, Special educators, NGO workers and those who are working with children will benefit from this course.

How is this training delivered?

The training is divided into 3 modules lasting 10 days each and takes place entirely in Chennai. At the completion of each module participants will have to complete projects and assignments of 15 hours. Each participant apart from the class hours will complete 200 hours of project work/ assignments.

Course Fee - Rs 75,000/=
Application Fee -
Rs 200/=

For further details:


Application forms are available,  at the East West Center for Counselling's office. Please email us at info@centerforcounselling.org or contact us at 9884700104.

Contact Course Coordinator - 9884700135

Center for Counselling - (044) 42080810/+ 91 9884700135

WCC - (044) - 28275926/28231676/ - ext 323 (Psychology department)




Saturday, April 18, 2015

Expressive Arts Therapy - Batch 4 - March 2015 (Dance Movement Therapy and Art Therapy)

East West Center for Counselling and Training, along with Women's Christian College 
is proud to present the annual Expressive Arts Therapy 1-year Diploma Program


The Expressive Arts Therapy program has completed its third and final module in April 2015 (6th to 17th), which encompassed the Dance Movement Therapy and Art Therapy components. 
Dance Movement Therapy was conducted by Preetha Ramasubramanian (Chennai, India) and Art Therapy was conducted by Susan Ainlay Anand (Mississippi, U.S.A.). 






 



















From top to bottom: 
Pic 1 (left) - Mural Painting 
Pic 2 (center) - Art Therapy - Students working on the Mural Painting
Pic 3 (right) - Completed Mural Painting
Pic 4 (center) - Clay-work done by the students
Pic 5 (left) - Puppets by made the students

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop by Katia Verrault

An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy Workshop
by Katia Verrault 

East West Center for Counselling & Training concluded a half-day workshop for our employees on the introduction to Dance Movement Therapy. 

We'd like to thank Katia Verrault, a Dance Movement Therapist from Netherlands for conducting this workshop for us. 



Monday, March 16, 2015

2-Day Workshop on the Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy - Bangalore on March 14th and 15th

East West Center for Counselling & Training

has concluded a 2-Day Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop in Bangalore, at Sparsh Foundation, Cox Town on March 14th and 15th. 

The 2-Day experiential workshop explored the combinations of Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychodrama, Storytelling and Dance Movement Therapy.

Expressive arts therapy is a gentle, non-judgmental approach enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.

About the Trainer:

Dr. Karen Estrella is the Expressive Arts Therapy Program Coordinator in the Expressive Therapies Division at Lesley University, Boston, U.S.A. As a Music Therapist and Art Therapist, Dr. Estrella’s work has focused on developing an integrated arts approach to counselling and psychotherapy, and she has spent much of the past 15 years focused on developing competencies and integrating theory in Expressive Arts Therapy. In addition, Dr. Estrella is pursuing licensure as a Clinical Psychologist and practicing community based mental health counselling.

Expressive Arts Therapy - Batch 4 - March 2015 (Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy)

East West Center for Counselling and Training, along with Women's Christian College 
is proud to present the annual Expressive Arts Therapy 1-year Diploma Program

The Expressive Arts Therapy program has completed its second module in March 2015 (2nd to 13th), which encompassed the Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy components. Both components were conducted by Dr. Karen Estrella - Program Coordinator, Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley University, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 





Left: Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, Head of Department - Psychology at Women's Christian College, Chennai, India
Middle: Dr. Karen Estrella, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University, Massachusetts,  U.S.A.
Right: Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director - East West Center for Counselling & Training, Chennai, India

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Drama Workshop to Improve Self Expression of Children with Full or Partial Visual Impairment

Workshop using Drama to Improve Self-Expression
of Children with Full or Partial Visual Impairment at
Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary School
on February 17th and 20th, 2015

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training conducted a workshop on Feb 17th and 20th, 2015 using Drama and Movement; which was specifically designed for a group of students that included 8 students from the Sethu Bhaskara Mat. Higher Sec. School and 8 students from the same school, who had partial or full visual impairment. The focus of the workshop was to have an inclusive group and to encourage students with self-expression. 

Self-Expression is the ability to express one's feelings through storytelling, writing, art, music, dance and drama. Using these various art forms, we are able to motivate young children to express their inner feelings. 

This workshop was organized by Mrs. Prema Seetharam, Vice-President of the National Association for the Blind, Tamil Nadu State Branch and her team.






Special thanks to Mrs. Prema Seetharam, Vice-President of the National Association of the Blind, Tamil Nadu State Branch and her team for organizing this 2-day workshop. 
Thank you teachers, parents and students who helped make this workshop a success.