Monday, June 9, 2014

Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy 2014-2015, Chennai – Batch 4

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


Batch Four - “Diploma Course in Expressive Arts Therapy”

Training Calendar 2014 to 2015

Module One December 2014 (1st to 14th) (Counselling/Ethics and Psychodrama)
Module Two March 2015 (2nd to 13th) (Expressive Arts Therapy)
Module Three April 2015 (Dance Movement Therapy, Storytelling, Art Therapy)

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 2015 to
        November 2015

*****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

Trainers:
1            1.     Dr. Herb Propper, Ph.D., is the director for Celebrations of the Soul for psychodrama, sociodrama and sociometry in Vermont, USA.
             2.     Magdalene Jeyarathnam, a practicing counsellor and trainer, she is the Director of East West Center for Counselling and the Indian Institute of Psychodrama.
             3.     Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, Ph.D., is the Head of Department for Psychology at the Women’s Christian College, Chennai.
             4.     Dr. Karen Estrella, Ph.D., is the Expressive Arts Therapy Program Coordinator in the Expressive Therapies Division at Lesley University, U.S.A.   
             5.     Dr. Eric Miller, Ph.D., is the director of the World Storytelling Institute, Chennai.
             6.     Preetha Ramasubramanian is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist trained in the UK.
             7.     Susan Ainlay Anand is a licensed art therapist and the treasurer of the Art Therapy Credentials Board in the U.S.A.
        
**For more information on our trainers, please scroll below**

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 will be available July 1st, 2014, with Ms. Lulua Mala at the East West Center for Counselling's office. Please email us at lulua@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)



What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
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).

Expressive arts therapy uses creative processes in therapeutic, rehabilitative, community or educational settings to foster health, communication, and expression; promote the integration of physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning; enhance self-awareness; facilitate change, including in the relation to personal growth and community development. It can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Expressive Arts therapy is holistic. Its goals are optimum health and well-being, rather than the diagnosis and treatment of disease and dysfunction. Even when expressive arts are used within the settings of traditional medical and psychological treatment, they are used in the service of learning, healing and growth.
Art making and creative expression are healing, growth producing processes in and of themselves; not adjunctive to traditional therapy. While reflection on process and product may be part of the work, the emphasis remains on the capacity for therapeutic transformation inherent in giving form to creative expression. The capacity for creative expression is a fundamental aspect of heath. Thus, healing and personal growth are possible through involvement in the creative process.
In expressive arts therapy, body knowledge, intuitive wisdom, subjective experience and emotions are expressed and honoured as valid ways of knowing, in and of themselves. Rational analysis is not required to validate these ways of knowing.
Expressive therapy is depth-oriented. Work in the arts provides access to emotions, experiences and insights often not reached through traditional psychological practice. Such work provides powerful access to unconscious material. It often involves the layering of modalities. Like all interdisciplinary work, it enlarges the capacity of both the client and the therapist to hold different perspectives, to speak many “languages” simultaneously.
The integrity of an expressive arts therapist is reflected in on-going personal use of creative expression for personal healing and growth. While the therapist may have expertise in one artistic modality, she seeks personal experience in other modalities as well.
In its broadest and deepest sense, expressive arts therapy is a spiritual practice. It offers the possibility for meditative practice and for entry into what may be described as an experience of universal consciousness.
                                    (Appalachian Expressive Arts Collective, 2003)
A more recent approach to the emerging ideas about and practice of expressive arts therapy is termed the Appalachian Approach. The four categories that make up the Appalachian Approach are developing a personal theory, nature as the model of creative process, dreams and imagination, and expressive arts in the community (Atkins & Williams). The four areas act as pillars that form the Appalachian Approach. It acknowledges that certain theories and practices have to be developed and applied towards the creative processes of the natural world. Dreams and imagination have to be interpreted in order to understand its underlying meaning and that the community plays an integral role in the acceptance of specific theories and approaches. (Appalachian Expressive Arts Collective, 2003)


About Our Trainers

Dr. Herb Propper – Psychodrama (December 2014)
Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P.* is a trainer educator practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy, with 34 years’ experience in the field.  He is a member of the American Board of Examiners and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).  He is director of Celebrations of the Soul center for psychodrama, sociodrama and sociometry in Vermont, USA.  He is an associate member of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society, and a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh.  He recently received the ASGPP J.L. Moreno Award for distinguished lifetime service to the field.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam - Counselling Skills and Ethics (December 2014)
Magdalene Jeyarathnam is a practicing counsellor and counselling trainer. She has worked as a counsellor, counselling supervisor and counselling trainer for 19 years. She is the Director of East West Center for Counselling and The Indian Institute of Psychodrama. She has developed counselling training modules, protocols and guidelines for counsellors in India and other countries especially in South East Asia. She works as a consultant to several UNICEF, WHO, World Vision projects. She is a member of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes.

Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, Ph.D. - Counselling Skills and Ethics (December 2014)
Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, Associate Professor of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, has over 20 years of professional experience in clinical and counselling psychology. She has obtained her doctoral degree from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore. Her clinical practice includes being Clinical Psychologist on referral for several schools, NGOs and corporates. She has facilitated at a number of workshops on counselor training including Grief Counselling, Counselling for teachers, Coping with Stress, Counselling Skills, Behaviour modification, Parenting, Suicide Prevention, Learning problems, Tsunami volunteers' counselling training among others.

Dr. Karen Estrella, Assistant Professor – Expressive Arts Therapy (March 2015)
Dr. Karen Estrella is the Expressive Arts Therapy Program Coordinator in the Expressive Therapies Division at Lesley University, 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, she is pursuing licensure as a Clinical Psychologist and practicing community based mental health counselling.

Dr. Eric Miller, Ph.D – Storytelling (April 2015)
Dr. Eric Miller directs the World Storytelling Institute (www.storytellinginstitute.org) here in Chennai.  He leads various types of Storytelling Workshops. Last year he completed his PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been associated with the Center for Counselling since 2006.

Preetha Ramasubramanian – Dance Movement Psychotherapy (April 2015)
Preetha Ramasubramanian is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist trained in the UK. She was awarded a distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London for her work with the forensic population.   She has worked with children having severe behaviour problems, trauma, autism, cerebral palsy, abuse, etc… both in mainstream schools and in special schools. She has also worked with drug users, sex offenders, and adults with criminal background having severe mental health issues. At present Preetha works with both children and adults in private practice. 

Susan Ainlay Anand – Art Therapy (April 2015)
Susan Ainlay Anand is a licensed art therapist and the treasurer of the Art Therapy Credentials Board in the U.S.A. She joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1987 after receiving her MA in Art Therapy from New York University. Her clinical interests relate to art therapy of medically ill and psychiatric patients, and she has published accounts of this work in the literature. In addition to her work at the UMMC, Susan provides art therapy services to the Hederman Cancer Center in Jackson. She has been a member of the Nominating, Program, Scholarship, and Honors Committees for AATA. For six years she served as State liaison for the Governmental Affairs committee and is past chair of the Nominating committee.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chennai Pride June 2014


Muzhakam (meaning shouts of jubilation)- June 22nd

In collaboration with Nirangal and community based groups in Chennai, we are organising an event for lesbian women, transmen and inter sexed folks. This programme is to discuss common issues in a safe space, make plans for the coming year and just meet.

This programme is a closed group event to safe guard all the community members present. To participant please contact

Sankari - 9790990622/ Shiva 9840699776 / Center for Counselling - 9884700106

Parents & Sibling Support Group Meeting - June 22nd

For LGBTQI community members who would like your parents to connect with other parents and to find support in a safe environment this is a programme that you might consider recommending.

After working with parents who are confused, angry, shocked, in denial and rarely supportive in my one on one sessions. I am always in awe of what happens when the parents meet together. The warmth, love, sharing, discussions are moving and very reassuring.

If you are a parent with questions and wanting to meet with other parents, this is the place to come. Please call for venue and timing details - 9884700106/ 9884100135

Look up www.orinam.net for details regarding other events of the Chennai Pride.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Expressive Arts workshop in Mumbai and Chennai

     
Workshop in Mumbai:


                      Art(S) for healing

Weekend Workshop in - Mumbai - April 5 & 6 - 2014


Timing - 9 AM to 4.00 PM

Venue - Malad (W) (pls call and register before you come)

Who can attend? 

Counsellors, Psychologists, Social workers, NGO workers, Corporate trainers, HR professionals, theater artists.

At the end of two days Participants will:


1. Use Expressive arts for personal growth.
2. Explore collaborative processes through expressive arts.
3.Learn specific tools for managing stress..


For Registration - Please call (+919884700164) or  +919884100135  


Email - josephine@centerforcounselling.org

Information about the workshops 

Historically, the expressive arts have been part of ancient healing practices and a bridge between our worlds both inwardly and communally. In this workshop, participants will use the expressive therapies to explore the world of the parts of the Self.  How we relate to ourselves, our family and our community depends on the health of our relationship to the inner and outer Self.  While learning some history, theory and use of Expressive Arts, including visual art, journaling, movement and theatre, they will also develop tools for managing stress, healing and empowering themselves.

Profile of Jennie Kristel:


Jennie Kristel, MA, CET, RMT is a Certified Expressive Therapist in private practice, Reiki Master and is trained in Playback theatre and other forms of improvisation theatre and personal story telling. She has been collaborating with the East/West Centre for Counseling offering workshops and trainings in using the Expressive arts since 2009. She teaches using expressive arts, theatre games, and improvisation as a way to support people in understanding their deeper stories, resolve conflict and help build community. She co-edited, “Using Art Therapy in Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities” published in 2013.
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Workshop in Chennai:

Using the Expressive Arts for Self care.


Workshop in March 2014 - Chennai

March 28, 29, 30, 2014

Timing - 10 AM to 4.30 PM

Who can attend? 

Counsellors, Psychologists, Social workers, NGO workers, Corporate trainers, HR professionals, theater artists.
For Registration - Please call (+91-9884700164)  or  +919884100135 ( 5 PM - 8 PM)

Email - josephine@centerforcounselling.org

(If you are a student from MSSW, SIET, WCC, MGR Janaki college or Ethiraj college you can avail a 60% student discount in Chennai by showing your student ID)

At the end of three days participants will:


1. Develop skills for managing stress using the Expressive Arts.

2. Explore the use of expressive arts for empowerment.
3. Explore the self through creative, collaborative methods.




For Registration - Please call (+919884700164) or  +919884100135 ( 5 PM - 8 PM)  



Email - josephine@centerforcounselling.org





Thursday, January 9, 2014

Our Training Calendar for February, 2014

In Chandigarh:


1) Feb 3 & 4 - Two day introductory workshop on Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT) by Magdalene Jeyarathnam. EAT is a non-threatening, gentle method of making assessments, evaluating and making treatment goals for clients. The two day session will be exploring self and a journey of self-discovery which will be a lot of fun and learning. Registration fees Rs 1000. Contact Prerna - 9501591135. 

In Chennai:

Eligibility for the workshops are NGO workers, social workers,psychologists, corporate trainers and others working with teams.

Contact Magdalene Jeyarathnam - +91-9884700135. 

Email - magdalene.jeyarathnam@gmail.com

Training fees covers Hand outs, lunch and tea. (Registration is only on first come basis):

2) Feb 6 - Orientation on Sociodrama by Valerie Holland, UK (only for college students in Chennai)

3) Feb 10 - One day Workshop on Introduction to Art Therapy by Susan Anand Ainlay, USA. This one-day course provides students with an introduction to the definition, historical roots, theory, and basic elements of art therapy. The class will consist of three art experiences, lecture and case material, and group discussion designed to help students learn how art making can be used to affect behavioral, emotional, and psychological change with individuals and groups. Students will work with various art materials and media typically used in art therapy, and learn how to distinguish the characteristics of these materials as a means toward effective intervention with clients/patients. Registration fees Rs 1000/-

4) Feb 11 to 13 - Therapeutic Storytelling, by Susan Perrow, Australia. In this 3 day workshop, examples, ideas and techniques for writing healing (‘medicinal’) stories for children/adults will be shared and the therapeutic use of metaphor explored. With the support of a story-making framework, the participants will be guided to create their own stories addressing a range of challenging behaviours and challenging situations with children, teens and adults. The participants will also complete a small story weaving – an inspirational source for more story ideas. Registration fees Rs 5000/-

5) Feb 14 to 18 - Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP), by Preetha Ramasubramanian. Introduction to DMP, brief history about DMP, Experiential group work using ‘talk – move – talk’ format, Body awareness and body boundaries. Assessment clinical, practical and movement for adults and children, Moving together. This will be highly creative and enjoyable workshop. Registration fees Rs 7000/-


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy, Chennai, India



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

Batch Three -  “Diploma Course in Expressive arts therapy


Training Calendar 2013 to 2014

Module One - Dec 10 to 19, 2013

December 10 to 11, 2013:   Counselling and Ethics, Dr Veena Esvardoss, and Magdalene Jeyarathnam 

December 12, 2013: Introduction to stories as therapeutic tool - Dr Eric Miller & Magdalene Jeyarathnam

December 13 to 19 2013:   Psychodrama - Sue Daniel, Australia

Module Two - Feb 10 to 19, 2014

Feb 10, 2014: Orientation in Art Therapy - Susan Anand, USA

Feb 11 to 13, 2014:  Storytelling & Therapy – Susan Perrow, Australia and Dr Eric Miller 

Feb 14 to 17, 2014:  Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Preetha Ramasubramanian

Feb 18 to 19, 2014: Integrating Music in therapy

Module Three - April 1 to 10, 2014

April 1 to  5, 2014: Expressive Art therapy – Focussing on Visual Art therapy, Jennie Kristel, USA 

April 6 to 10, 2014:  Expressive Art therapy - Jennie Kristel, USA


The diploma will be issued only on completion of:

  1. 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 to Nov

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

Who should attend this training?

This is an intensive programme 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/=

For further details:

Application forms will be available Aug 1st 2013, with Dr Veena Esvaradoss, Psychology department, WCC and at the East West Center for Counselling's office.

For further details - 


Contact Course Co-ordinator - 9884700135


Center for Counselling - (044) 42080810/+ 91 9884100135    

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

About Expressive Arts Therapy

In addition, one of the East-West Center for Counselling’s specialties is modifying Western therapeutic approaches for use in the Indian context; this would also be a major theme of the course.

The Department of Psychology, WCC was started in 1973 as an undergraduate department. It currently offers M.Sc., in Applied Psychology with two branches (i) Counselling & Psychotherapy (ii) Organizational Behaviour. The M.Phil. Program (full time) was introduced in 2001 and Ph.D. Program (full time) in 2005. In 2004-05 the U.G.C. career-oriented courses were started.  This comprises of Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Human Relations, offered to students of all departments. Equipping students with professional and personal skills that empower them and enhance their employability is one of the objectives of the department.

In this course, seven individuals trained in the Australia, USA, Canada and India would teach the various modalities of Expressive arts therapy.  They would be organised by Ms Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of Chennai’s East West Center for Counselling, who along with faculty of the psychology department WCC, will also teach Counselling Skills and Ethics throughout the year-long Course.

Upon completion of the Course, participants would receive a diploma certifying them to have undergone 200 hours of training in Expressive arts therapy. 

About Expressive arts therapy:

Expressive arts therapy is the practice of using storytelling, singing, instrumental music, movement and dance, drama, and visual arts, all together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing.

Expressive arts therapy is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression.

An Expressive arts therapist may specialise in a particular modality, but Expressive arts therapy is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc. 

In Expressive arts therapy, when the therapist and client see fit to do so, they discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client in the process of the client expressing him/herself in the artistic process.

Expressive arts therapy focuses on the client’s experience of expression, and on reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience.  The artistic product is of secondary importance.

Expressive arts therapy utilises a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious - through artistic expression, and then reflection upon and discussion about this expression.

Expressive arts therapy uses creative processes in therapeutic, rehabilitative, community, or educational settings to foster health, communication, and expression; promote the integration of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning; enhance self-awareness; and facilitate change, including in relation to personal growth and community development.

Expressive arts therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and groups.


Training Team

 Sue Daniel - Psychodrama (December)

Sue Daniel is the director of the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 22 July 2011.  Her background includes a variety of areas such as early childhood education and special education, psychology, individual and group psychotherapy, counselling for couples, adolescents and families, philosophy, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.  More on Sue and her work. www.psychodrama-institute-melbourne.com. Sue is a TEP (Trainer, Educator and Practitioner) of Psychodrama, Founder of the Moreno Psychodrama Society, and a member of the Board of Directors  of the IAGP (International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes www.iagp.com ). Currently she is a co-chair of the IAGP Education Committee.  Her visit to Chennai sees the start of a joint collaboration between the IAGP and East West Center For Counselling & Training.

 Jennie Kristel - Playback Theatre, Expressive Art therapy (April)

Jennie Kristel M.A., CET is a Certified Expressive Arts  therapist and Reiki Teacher/practitioner in private practice. In her 20 +year career, Jen has used the arts (including visual, movement, psychodrama, and Playback Theatre) in both clinical and non-clinical settings.  Jen is an adjunct professor at Burlington College, in Burlington Vermont and since 2003 also teaches Playback Theatre and the use of Expressive therapies internationally, and has been working in conjunction with the Centre for Counseling since 2009.  She is on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Playback Theatre. Her website is www.journeyworksvt.comand her blog is jenniekristel.wordpress.com

Dr Eric Miller - Storytelling (Feb)


Dr Eric Miller directs the World Storytelling Institute ( www.storytellinginstitute.org ) here in Chennai.  He leads various types of Storytelling Workshops. Last year he completed his PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been associated with the Center for Counselling since 2006.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam - Counselling Skills and Ethics (Dec)

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, is a practicing counsellor and counselling trainer. She has worked as a counsellor, counselling supervisor and counselling trainer for 19 years. She is the Director of East West Center for Counselling and The Indian Institute of Psychodrama. She has developed counselling training modules, protocols and guidelines for counsellors in India and other countries especially in South East Asia. She works as a consultant to several UNICEF, WHO, World Vision projects. She is a member of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes.

Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, Ph.D. - Counselling Skills and Ethics (Dec)

Dr. Veena Easvaradoss
, Associate Professor of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, has over 20 years of professional experience in clinical and counselling psychology. She has obtained her doctoral degree from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore. Her clinical practice includes being Clinical Psychologist on referral for several schools, NGOs and corporates. She has facilitated at a number of workshops on counselor training including Grief Counselling, Counselling for teachers, Coping with Stress, Counselling Skills, Behaviour modification, Parenting, Suicide Prevention, Learning problems, Tsunami volunteers' counselling training among others.

Preetha Ramasubramanian – Dance Movement Psychotherapy (Feb)

Preetha  Ramasubramanian is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist trained in the UK. She was awarded a distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London for her work with the forensic population.   She has worked with children having severe behaviour problems, trauma, autism, cerebral palsy, abuse, etc… both in mainstream schools and in special schools. She has also worked with drug users, sex offenders, and adults with criminal background having severe mental health issues. At present Preetha works with both children and adults in private practice.
 

Susan Perrow - Therapeutic Storytelling (Feb)

Susan Perrow – has published two books Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour and Therapeutic Storytelling. Susan runs workshops all around the world. She is a storyteller, teacher trainer, parent educator and counsellor. Her books have been translated and sold throughout the world. She will be leading her first storytelling workshop in India from Feb 7 to 9, 2014 in collaboration with the World Storytelling Institute.