ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY CONFERENCE

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           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).

4:30                      Tea

Press coverage:

http://www.merinews.com/article/chennai-to-host-international-conference-on-expressive-arts-therapy/15923025.shtml