Monday, August 8, 2016

Admissions for Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy, Chennai Batch 6 - 2016 to 2017

Admissions open for Expressive Arts therapy Course
Batch 6 - 2016 to 2017

Course Requirement is as follows:
  • The course is taught in English, students applying have to understand, read and speak English fairly well, if not the student needs to let us know how she/ he plans to write assignments etc.
  • 100% Class attendance
  • All students agree to do 40 hours of personal therapy with a therapist of their own choice. 
  • Completions of all assignments, and  project work. All this is graded and the grade will appear on your certificate.
  • Students get supervision either by skype/ direct meetings with an assigned supervisor
  • Students write and pass an ethics examination which is a written exam


5 to 16 December 2016 
All days 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
all days including Saturday


6 to 17 February 2017
9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
Expressive Arts therapy conference Feb 16,17

Class on 11 Feb Saturday

Expressive Arts Therapy
Music Therapy

3 to 13 April 2017
9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
Class on 8 April Saturday

Art Therapy
Dance Movement Therapy
Counselling and Ethics

10 to 21 July 2017
9.30 AM to 4.30 PM 
No class on the weekend

Expressive Arts Therapy

At the end of the course:

  • Students will receive a Joint diploma certificate from East West Center for Counselling and Training and Women's Christian College
  • A certificate from The World Storytelling Institute
  • A certificate from Indian Institute of Psychodrama
  • A certificate from Kinesthetics 
  • A certificate for participating in the Annual Expressive Arts therapy conference Dec 9,10 - 2016 (Pre conference on 8)

How do you apply?

  • Please check if you are eligible to apply. (Scroll down for eligibility criteria) If in doubt please feel free to call 9884700124/ 9884700135
Please request application form on our
Fill in your application form and attach relevant documentation and post it with a cheque in favor of "East West Center for Counselling and Trg Pvt Ltd" for Rs 500.
  • You will hear from us within a week. If you are admitted into the programme you will have to pay the first instalment of fees immediately to book your seat. Total number of seats is 20. We have students from different parts of India and abroad applying for this course. Fees once paid is not refundable as we are securing the seat and cannot take any more students.

Who are the teachers of this course?

Teachers are registered and practicing therapists, professors from colleges/ universities from different parts of the world. 

What are the components we cover in this course?

Psychodrama, Art therapy, Dance/ movement therapy, storytelling as therapy, Music therapy, Counselling, and Expressive Arts Therapy. 

This is a 14 credits course. You will cover 300 hours class work, 50 hours in assignments, 70 hours on your project, 10 hours of supervision and 40 hours of personal therapy. This is a total of 470 hours.

How much is the course fee?

Tuition fees, supervision fees, field visit fees, association membership fees, course materials Rs 1,10,000/= Students have to pay this in two or three installments.

Who can apply?

If you are working in an NGO, if you are already working with children - ( special educators, Montessori teachers)or working as a health care professional (doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, HR professionals, Corporate Trainers, Life Coaches. This training will enable you to perform your work with more tools. This is not a Art based Therapy course this is Expressive Arts therapy and we expect students who are applying to have some academic or arts competence.

You should have completed a Masters degree but if you are graduate it has to be in fine arts, psychology or Social work. If you do not have the necessary educational qualification we will consider your experience if that is relevant. 

Men and women are eligible to be apply, since most alternate therapy courses have a lot of women candidates, male candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please write to us or call us details above, if you need further clarification.