Saturday, January 26, 2013

Deputation of School and College Counsellors

Deputation of counsellors to Schools and Colleges

East West Center for Counselling and Training works with School and College Managements closely in deputing our counsellors to work as School/ College Counsellor.

CFC is also a counselling/ therapy training center we train teachers, psychologists, counsellors and social workers  on various forms of therapy in particular Art therapy. We run counselling and therapy training in affiliation with various organisations national and international.

What we can do:

  1. Workshops for teachers on various challenges they face in classrooms
  2. Workshops for parents
  3. Workshops for children - Pre school to teenagers
  4. Provide life skills training for children
  5. Provide trained and efficient psychological counsellors
  6. Provide training on child friendly interventions 
Advantages of Hiring a Counselling Center rather than the counsellor directly

All emotional support is given at one point: Counselling, Life skills education, psychological testing, referrals to psychiatrists or Special educators.
  1. Child centered counselling - All our counsellors are trained in Expressive Art therapy methods - Storytelling,  drama, art, music and other child friendly methods.
  2. Ongoing Training - Update of information, laws pertaining to children, psychological tests updates, refreshing counselling skills.
  3. Counselling supervisor closely monitors the work of the counsellor to ensure ethical practices every week.
  4. Peer Supervision - All the counsellors meet to discuss the difficulties in managing specific client situations and peers help in ensuring counsellor is on track with each client.
  5. Consistent counselling service for each institution - in case  counsellor being absent on sick/ emergency basis, replacement or temporary counsellor will be continuing the work within one day.
  6. Documentation / Reporting formats is well thought out and prepared for schools and colleges. All documentation is up to date because of the counselling supervision which happens every Saturday.
  7. Part time or Full time counsellors depending on the institution's specific needs.
  8. Specific issues faced in a school can be addressed by psychological support experts - Suicide attempt by a student/ sudden  death of a student/ etc. will be addressed very sensitively.
Institutions which have counsellors from us.
  1. St Josephs Anglo Indian School, Perambure
  2. Chennai Girls School, Saidapet - Counsellor sponsored by Rotary Club of Madras South
  3. Asan Engineering College - Chenglepet
  4. Asan CBSE Primary and Senior School
  5. Asan Matriculation School
  6. Asan Arst and Science College
  7. Pon Vidhyashram - Kolapakkam
  8. Pon Vidhyashram - Valsarwakkam
  9. Pon Vidhyashram - Velachery
  10. Pon Vidhyashram - Injambakkam
For more information:

Contact Magdalene Jeyarathnam
East West Center for Counselling and Trg
email -

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Workshops in February 2013

Upcoming Workshops for February 2013

1.      Counselling Skill Certificate Course
2.      Introduction to Expressive Art Therapy for Students
3.      Playback Theatre Workshop
4.      Expressive Art Therapy

Please scroll below for information relating to each of the above courses.

1.      Counselling Skills Certificate Course

Venue                    : Stella Maris College
Date                      : 23rd January to 11th March,2013
Certificate Hours     : 60 hrs
Course Fee             : Rs.10,000/-

Trainer: Magdalene Jeyarathnam

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, is a practicing counsellor and counselling trainer. She has worked as a counsellor, counselling supervisor and counselling trainer for 18 years. 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.

It is a joint certificate course between Stella Maris College and East West Center for counselling.

2.      Introduction To Expressive Art Therapy for Students

This course is for all students from Psychology, Psychiatric Socialwork and Sociology who wish to get introduced to Art therapy in healing.

For more details on expressive art therapy scroll below to point 4 -

Venue                 : Ethiraj College for women
Tentative Dates    : 12th to 14th February,2013 (Rs 800)
Morning  batch :    9 to 12 Noon

Afternoon Batch: 2 to 5 PM
Venue             : Nungambakkam at our office

Trainer: Jennie Kristel

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 and her blog is

Limited seats available so confirm your registration at the earliest.

3.      Playback Theatre Workshop

Playback Theatre is one of the therapeutic techniques for use by therapists. It is used to provide a forum for the exchange of diverse experiences and can gain insight, catharsis, connection, and self-expression through telling their stories and participating in enacting stories of others. 

A time in which people can hone their skills in Playback theatre. This workshop will focus on scene creating and character building within the Playback theatre story. We will warm up in ways that support the actor in listening to the story and exploring the "metta" of a story.

Dates             : 16th to 20th February, 2013
Venue            : Women’s Christian College
Course Fee     : Rs.8,000/-
Eligibility        : Any individual who are corporate trainers, anyone from psychology and psychiatric social work background interested in using theatre and art for doing social action or use it in any settings to bring about change.

Trainer: Jennie Kristel (Refer above for the profile)

Certificate will be provided from American Association of Playback Theatre

4.      Expressive Art Therapy Course

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.

Venue           : Women’s Christian College
Dates            : 21st to 25th February,2013
Course Fee    : Rs.8,000/-

Trainer: Jennie Kristel (Refer above for the profile)

Please contact 9884700135 or 9884700164 for details and for registration.
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