East West Center for Counselling & Training | Indian Institute of Psychodrama | Magdalene Jeyarathnam | Eric Miller


The following are the Expressive Arts Therapy events:

I) Exploring Music in Psychodrama – August 2021

“Imagine yourself in a magic boat, on a magic lake. You don’t know where the boat will take you.” – Joseph Moreno

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish
individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who
has completed an approved music therapy program. – American Music Therapy

What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama is essentially a group-action method. Psychodrama could be used for therapeutic purposes, and could also be used in the corporate context for team building, conflict management, stress management, identifying and working with stress, improving communication, building trust, identifying issues etc. This method is spontaneous and creative when used by a well-trained and certified psychodramatist, who is usually called the Psychodrama director.

Dates: August 21st & 22nd (Weekend)

Timings: 3 pm to 6 pm

Course fee: Rs 4,000+GST



Purvaa Sumpath: Music Therapist MT-BC, NMT

She is the founder and director of Mayahs’ Universe, is a graduate from Berklee College of Music. With a dual-degree in music therapy and performance, Purvaa has had the opportunity to practice as a student music therapist in some of the top institutions, including Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, USA. Purvaa has also taught the music therapy module as part of the post-graduate diploma program in Expressive Arts Therapy at Women’s Christian College, Chennai 

Magdalene Jeyarathnam:  Expressive Arts Therapist and Certified Psychodramatist

Magdalene has worked for over 25 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process, and the Moreno Psychodrama Society — which is affiliated to the Australian and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Board of Psychodrama. Ms. Magdalene is the Director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, and also the Director of the East West Center for Counselling and Training (an Expressive Arts Therapy Center based in Chennai, India); and a co-founder of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of India.

II) Introduction to Play Therapy – November 2021

A 4 weekend experiential course on Introduction to Play Therapy
“Play helps blend the KNOWN and the NEW, stretch the REAL and the POSSIBLE and work through the EMOTIONS of both.”

Play is the most natural, self-guided, self-healing process known to man that helps us to shed our inhibitions, communicate our knowledge and experiences and learn to accept ourselves wholly. Play is a powerful yet non-threatening therapeutic tool that professional therapists can employ when working with very young children who do not yet have the gift of language, as well as with non-verbal adults. Play therapy helps with better social integration, growth and development, emotional regulation, and trauma resolution. Based on Jungian theory of symbols and Virginia Axline’s principles of non-directive approach, play therapy techniques can be applied as a tool of diagnosis as well as for healing emotional pain.

This workshop aims at equipping psychologists and counsellors with an understanding of the neuroscience underlying play and how it can be used effectively in a therapeutic setting. The workshop is highly experiential, and participants will get to use different tools, materials and mediums in the play therapy toolkit to experience the power of play. The workshop also aims at giving you hands-on training in the areas of play-way assessment and basic therapeutic methodology for clients of various age groups. You will be taken through the underlying concepts and provided with an opportunity to apply those concepts, both on yourself and on other participants present.”

Dates: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 November 2021

Timings: 4 pm to 7 pm IST

Course Fee:
For participant from India – Rs 8,000 + GST
For participants outside India – 400 USD (please email us for bank details)



Ms. Mina Dilip – With a Masters degree in Psychology from Madras University, and Diplomas in Child Psychology and Advanced Counseling Skills from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, UK, Mina Dilip has been training and
counseling groups of people from various backgrounds for over ten years now. Mina is a certified Play
Therapist from Leeds Beckett University, UK, in affiliation with the Association for Play and Child
Psychotherapy (APAC) and Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK).

For clarifications and queries contact us 9884700104/ 106/ 135

Email: info@centerforcounselling.org

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