Friday, January 27, 2017

Expressive Arts Therapy classes and Music Therapy classes

Expressive Arts Therapy classes Feb 6 to 10 from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM  
Music Therapy classes Feb 11, 12, 14, 15 from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM

As part of the class on DEAT (Diploma in Expressive Arts therapy) Dr Karen Estrella will be teaching both these modules. Dr Estrella has written several articles on Expressive Arts therapy as a modality on its own. She is the Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Programme at Lesley University, Boston. Dr Estrella is a licenced Music therapist, Art therapist and Expressive arts therapist. She is a wonderful teacher and has many years of experience as a therapist.

If any of you wish to register for either of these modules please write to us asking for details.


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: 
  1. Building Empathy using Dance Movement Therapy – Preetha Ramasubramanian
  2. Storytelling for Self-Development – Dr. Eric Miller, USA/India
  3. Psychodrama : Enhancing Creativity and Spontaneity – Magdalene Jeyarathnam
  4. Art Therapy – Oihika Chakraborthi                                        

    The schedule of the conference is as follows:

    16th February 2017 (Day 1)

    8.30 – 9.30           Registration
    9.30 -10.00          Inauguration Session (Auditorium)
    11:00 – 11:15         Tea
    11:15 – 12:15         Plenary I — Why Expressive Arts Therapy is a Separate Mode of Therapy, Dr. Karen Estella
    12:15 – 1:15          Plenary II – Expressive Therapies Focussing on Dance and Movement, Ms. Ritu Shree
    1:15 – 2:15            Lunch
    2:15 – 3:45          Concurrant Workshokshop, “Expressive Arts for Personal and Professional Effectiveness”:
                                Dance Therapy, Ms. Tripura Kashyap
                                Visual Art Therapy, Ms. Oihika Chakraborthi
                                Therapeutic Uses of Story and Storytelling, Ms. Regina Ress
                                Expressive Arts Therapy, Ms. Brinda Jacob-Janvrin
    3:45 – 4:00          Tea
    4:00 – 5:30          Plenary III — Expressive Arts Therapy and Behavioural Change, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam

    6 PM - Inauguration of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India.

    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-Janvrin
    10:15 – 10:30       Tea
    10:30 – 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 Chakrabharti
                                2) Psychodrama, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam
                                3) Dance and Movement, Ms. Preetha Ramasubramanian
                                4) Storytelling, Dr. Eric Miller

    1:00 – 2:00           Lunch
    2.00 – 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              Valedictory Function (Auditorium).