Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Upcoming Workshops/ Groups/Courses

East West Center for Counselling is offering a series of short certificate courses:

  1. Dance Movement Therapy - Sept to Oct 2012
  2. Storytelling therapy - Magic Puddles, Bangalore - Oct 2012
  3. Basic Counselling Skills - Nov 2012
  4. Psychodrama process group - Dec 2012
  5. Psychodrama Training - Dec 2012
  6. Expressive Arts Therapy - Dec 2012 to Dec 2013
Please scroll down for more details regarding dates, trainers and content of the various trainings.

1.    Dance Movement Therapy - September to October 2012 - 8 weeks

Although this course is mainly for current students(of Psychology/ Social Work(M and P), others who are genuinely interested in doing this course could also register. The training days are weekends, beginning 22 nd Sept, 2012.

Venue - Women’s Christian College

Timing - Twice a Week (weekends)

Certificate Hours - 40 Hours

Course Fee - Rs 12,000

Trainer - Preetha  Ramasubramanian

About Preetha Ramasubramanian

She 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.

2.        Storytelling Therapy Workshop - 2 days
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Workshop is happening in Bangalore on 18, 19 Oct, 2012 for further details
Please call - 98867 55567(B'lore), 9884100135(Chennai)
Email -

3.        Basic Counselling Skills course - 6 days

Dates - Nov 26 to Dec 1 (Monday to Saturday)

Venue - Nungambakkam, Chennai

Timing - 9 AM to 4 PM

12 participants per batch. 

Course Fee - Rs 10,000/=

Who can attend this training?

This training will be helpful as a refresher course for those who have been trained before. Anyone who has the aptitude and training in counselling. The Basic counselling skills course is to give people a practical exposure to counselling. Many people have a degree/ diploma or have an academic training in counselling, but do not know the practical application. 

At the end of the training participants will receive a certificate and feel more confident because of the hands on experience in practice.

How do we train?

We use participatory learning techniques - Role plays, exercises, case discussions, Group discussion, video presentations and discussions.  

Trainer - Magdalene Jeyarathnam

More about Magdalene Jeyarathnam   Profile - Magdalene Jeyarathnam

4.       Psychodrama Process Group for Women - 7 to 9 Dec, 2012
Venue - Chennai (details closer to the date)
Cost - Rs 5000
Participants - 12
Timing - 9 AM to 4 PM

Life provides many positive challenges and possibilities, which are ours if we have the courage to take them.  The aim of self-development is to live life creatively, spontaneously and with vision.

This psychodrama workshop is for those who want to explore and enter into the deeper aspects of self with the aim of developing greater strength, vitality and more effective relationships with self and others. There are opportunities to develop new roles and perspectives, acknowledge, celebrate and value old roles and to resolve minor conflicts of living in your personal or professional life.  

Trainer - Sue Daniel

Sue a psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice.  She is a trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama (TEP). She conducts psychodrama workshops and training seminars worldwide.  She is the Director of the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne, Chairperson of the Australian and Aotearoa Board of Psychodrama and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes.  Her background is in education, philosophy, psychology and theology.  She enjoys photography and yoga.

5.      Psychodrama Workshop - 10 to 12 Dec, 2012
Venue - Chennai (details closer to the date)

Cost - Rs 5000

Participants - 12

Timing - 9 AM to 4 PM

Trainer - Sue Daniel


When you begin to embrace new ideas, you will start to find dramatic changes happen. People develop new roles when they find a new perspective.  This is the real psychology of change, when you start to create breakthroughs to the new.  When you have a shift in mentality, a shift in belief and a shift in perception, this all leads to vast amounts of spontaneity and creativity and innovation.
The aim of this training weekend is to develop theoretical knowledge and practical ability in the psychodrama method, with a particular focus on role theory and the concept of the here and now. The workshop is experiential with mini-lectures.  Participants can expect to learn how to direct through supervised practice.  You will also learn the basic techniques of the classical Morenian psychodrama method, as applied today.  Techniques include doubling, mirroring and role reversal. This weekend will suit people who want to further expand or deepen in their personal and professional development.  It will suit those working in groups and also in one-to-one situations, be they with individuals, couples or families.

6.       Expressive Arts Therapy - One year Diploma

Venue - Women’s Christian College

Course Fee - 75,000

Timing - 9 AM to 3 PM

Three Modules of 10 days each

Trainers - Sue Daniel (Australia), Dr Sumathy Sundar (India), Jennie Kristel (USA), Dr Veena (India), Dr Eric Miller (USA/India), Preetha Balasubramanian (India) and Magdalene Jeyarathnam (India)


For registrations  or for more information contact:

Phone numbers - 9884700135/ 9884700164/ 044 - 42080810