There were a little more than 300 participants on the first conference that we jointly conducted with Women's Christian College. Being the first such conference, this is a very important landmark in the history of Expressive Arts Therapy in India.
The sessions were as follows:
Pre conference options for Feb 15th was any of the following:
- Building Empathy using Dance Movement Therapy – Preetha Ramasubramanian
- Storytelling for Self-Development – Dr. Eric Miller, USA/India
- Psychodrama : Enhancing Creativity and Spontaneity – Magdalene Jeyarathnam
- Art Therapy – Oihika Chakraborthi
The schedule of the conference is as follows:16th February 2017 (Day 1)8.30 – 9.30 Registration9.30 -10.00 Inauguration Session (Auditorium)11:00 – 11:15 Tea11:15 – 12:15 Plenary I — Why Expressive Arts Therapy is a Separate Mode of Therapy, Dr. Karen Estella12:15 – 1:15 Plenary II – Expressive Therapies Focussing on Dance and Movement, Ms. Ritu Shree1:15 – 2:15 Lunch2:15 – 3:45 Concurrant Workshokshop, “Expressive Arts for Personal and Professional Effectiveness”:Dance Therapy, Ms. Tripura KashyapVisual Art Therapy, Ms. Oihika ChakraborthiTherapeutic Uses of Story and Storytelling, Ms. Regina RessExpressive Arts Therapy, Ms. Brinda Jacob-Janvrin3:45 – 4:00 Tea4:00 – 5:30 Plenary III — Expressive Arts Therapy and Behavioural Change, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam
Lighting of the lamp and combined art work.
17th February 2017 (Day 2)9:00 – 10.15 Plenary IV — Expressive Arts Therapy - A Case Study, Ms. Brinda Jacob-Janvrin10:15 – 10:30 Tea10:30 – 1:00 Panel Presentations: “Self-discovery through Expressive Arts for Human Resource Development.”Moderators, Dr. Veena Easvaradoss and Dr. Anitha Rajendran.1) Visual Art, Ms. Oihika Chakrabharti2) Psychodrama, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam3) Dance and Movement, Ms. Preetha Ramasubramanian4) Storytelling, Dr. Eric Miller1:00 – 2:00 Lunch2.00 – 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 Valedic
tory Function (Auditorium).