SUPERVISION SESSIONS AT EAST WEST CENTER FOR COUNSELLING & TRAINING

East West Center for counselling provides individual and group supervision sessions for therapist and counselors.

Supervision has been defined as “A working alliance between the supervisor and the counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account or recording of their work; reflect on it; receive feedback, and where appropriate guidance.” (Inskipp and Proctor, 2001, p.1)

According to the European Association for Counselling (EAC), Supervision is a contracted, professional relationship between two or more individuals engaged with counselling activities, which leads to reflection on the counselling situation and its structure while providing emotional support & advice, containment and the setting of clear boundaries for the counsellor and their counselling work.

Why supervision in counselling?

Counselling supervision is an ethical practice to allow a more experienced person in to give a different take which you might not have considered otherwise, it helps one to hear different perspectives and opinions to adapt a more rational and effective method to go about with the counselling session with their clients.

For professionals practicing counselling and therapy. We provide the following supervision services,

1) Group supervision for therapist and counselors

Every Friday 3 PM – 6 PM
Fee: Rs.750/ session (50 Euros for 4 sessions for international practitioners )

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2) One on one supervision for therapist and counselors

Fix appointments on call.

Contact us 9884700135/ 104/106

3) Supervision for therapist and counselors specifically using Expressive Arts Therapy / Psychodrama

Fix appointments on call.

Contact us 9884700135/ 104/106

Online weekend courses on Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama in June, July & August 2020

Have you ever wondered if virtual training in Creative Arts Therapy work ??? IT DID!

For almost 3 months now since the lock-down due to COVID-19 happened, we have been experimenting online workshops and certificate courses and it has turned out to be amazingly effective. These are some of our students from our recent training program sharing their experiences doing online training with East West Center for Counselling & Training and Indian Institute of Psychodrama .

You are invited to attend our next virtual training venture in June, July and August 2020

 


 

(i) Three weekend online workshop

Collage, Masks and Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious. It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development. Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group. We all project personal meaning onto everything we see and hear, Collage making can be made therapeutic and is extensively used in therapy. On the other hand Masks can be a very powerful tool helping individuals realize their roles and to reveal and explore hidden self effectively. Here is an opportunity to have an experiential learning using Collages and Masks in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Timings: 2 PM to 4 PM

DATES: June: 13th, 14th / July: 11th, 12th / Aug: 8th, 9th (2nd weekends)

COURSE FEE: Rs. 4,000

(For international participants 150 Euros)

 

 

 


(ii) Three weekend online workshop

Fantasies, Day Dreams and Dreams in Psychodrama

Psychodrama is essentially a group action method. This method is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by well trained and certified psychodramtists who enables or facilitates enactment of real-life situations, past incidents or situations or an inner mental process but acting them out in the present time.

“You analyze their dreams. I give them the courage to dream again.”  These were the words from Jacob L. Moreno to Sigmund Freud, that emphasizes his work on Dreams using Psychodrama. His focus was on helping people analyse their conflicting roles, put the parts together and give them the courage to dream again. Exploration of dreams played a significant part in Moreno’s approach as dreams help us experience new information on many levels: mind, body and psyche. Psychodrama can be a natural method to use with dreams, fantasies and unconscious materials as they involve symbolism and helps in understanding one’s inner processes and inner world. Psychodramtist helps people see their dreams and fantasies, and help them deal with this and make sense out of it. Psychodrama acts as a bridge that connects dreams and outward reality.

 

Timings: 2 PM to 4 PM

Dates- June: 27th, 28th / July: 25th, 26th / Aug: 22nd, 23rd (4th weekends)

Course fee: Rs. 4,000

(For international participants 150 Euros )

TO REGISTER FOR EITHER ONE OR BOTH THE WORKSHOPS CLICK HERE

Who can participate?

Anyone who is interested in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama are welcome!!

If you are working in a HR team, as a corporate trainer, team leaders, life coaches or mentors or if you are a psychotherapist/ counsellor – This training will give you additional tools to understand and build your team members or clients.

Trainers:

Dr. Herb Propper, PhD, TEP, is a trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy with 40 years of experience in the field. He is the Resident Trainer for the Indian Institute of Psychodrama. He is a member of the American Board of Examiners, and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam,Founder Director of Indian Institute of Psychodrama, She is an Expressive Arts therapist and board certified Psychodramatist. She is currently completing her PEP Certification, she is in the international committee of ASGPP and is also on the board of directors of International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (IAGP)

Ms. Johannah Preethika E, Counsellor and Internship coordinator at East West Center For Counselling and Training

Ms. Henrietta Peterson, Counsellor and Training coordinator at East West Center For Counselling and Training

 

For more details contact: 9884700104 /9884700106/ 9884700135

Email: training@centerforcounselling.org/ info@centerforcounselling.org

Storytelling Therapy Course from September to December

East West Center for Counselling and Training, and World Storytelling Institute

An 11-session Course on “Storytelling Therapy” (via Videoconference)

Storytelling Therapy — along with Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Visual Art Therapy, etc — is an Expressive Therapy. Storytelling Therapy involves working with stories that relate to clients’ experiences.  Participants in the 11-session Course would learn about, and would receive training in, a method of Storytelling Therapy. This method could be used for Psychological Counselling, as well as for Facilitating Healing and Personality Development; Life Coaching; and Training in Life Skills, Soft Skills, and Communication Skills.

11 weekly sessions: Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm India Standard Time

Date: From 23rd Sept to 2nd Dec 2020

Facilitator: Dr Eric Miller,
Director, World Storytelling Institute,
Assistant Director, East West Center for Counselling and Training

Course fee: 12,000 INR / 400 USD

Additional info about this Course is at
http://tinyurl.com/ycbez6vj

Contact for further details:
info@stoytellinginstitute.org
98403 94282

LOCK-DOWN SPECIAL ONLINE COURSE ON EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY APRIL 2020

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

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. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline in which the therapist and client may move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, poetry, etc.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.Expressive Arts Therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families, and group.

For SOCIAL WORK & PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS interested in understanding and learning Expressive Arts Therapy, are welcome!

INTRODUCTION TO EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY (EAT) CERTIFICATE COURSE – APRIL, 2020

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

SCHEDULE: APRIL 2020 from 6th to 10th

Timings: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Facilitators:

Dr. Herb Proper, Dr. Eric Miller, Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Ms. Johannah Preethika. E and Ms.Shruthi. S

For more details contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org

Free Group sessions in the lock-down for the young and the elderly

i)  We are all in this together, YOU are not alone!

 

East West Center for Counselling and Training is responding to the current situation of crisis, especially for the vulnerable population in the community.

 

For all the near and dear ones who are looking for an opportunity to help your creative minds explore, here is an opportunity!! East West Center for Counselling and Training has been running Art Therapy sessions since the 1st week of April every Monday and is ongoing.

Join us in this open Art therapy sessions ONLINE on every Monday from 11 am to 1 pm.

Watch some of our sessions online: 

Session 1 (30:35 mins)

Session 2 (1 hr)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 


ii) Exploring Relationships and Emotions Through the Arts 

Magdalene Jeyarathnam (East-West Center for Counselling and Training) and Orinam invite you to am online workshop for LGBTIQA+ persons on exploring relationships and emotions through the arts.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 11am to 1pm via the Jitsi app.

Requirements:  some pencils (colour pencils ideal) and blank A4 paper.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 

 

 

 


iii) I Dont Know Series, Focusing on Mental Health

Discovering You

The 50th episode. Helping you get good mental health and helps you prevent depression.

Facilitated by-

Magdalene Jeyarethnam– She has worked for more than 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process.

Date & Time : 22nd June 2020 at 7 pm

Watch the session online: ( 54 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0IsdYOU4FI&t=343s

 


 

 

iv) Beating the webinar stress 

Everyone of us are fighting the unending series of online hours spent in these lock-down days of our lives.

This is a program organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), focusing on dealing with- Work stress or fed up of no work at all;  fighting to get adapted to the changes experienced; on self-care and mental health.

Date: June 19th 2020

Time: 4.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Facilitated by :

Magdalene Jeyarethnam,  who has worked for more than 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process.

Watch the session online: ( 1 hr 17 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1lxJzrKU0k&t=1678s

 


v)  Gender roles and Sexuality from Indian/Hindu Mythology- IAGP Shiva Shakthi 

‘ Shiva Shakthi ‘ – The union of Sacred masculine and feminine consciousness that lies within us and throughout the Cosmos.

As part of the collaboration between Indian Institute of Psychodrama(IIP) and the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and group processes (IAGP), we have organised a series of talks for students who are attending the Introduction to group psychotherapy course using psychodrama and group analysis. The title of the IAGP India project is Shiva Shakthi. To understand groups in India irrespective of what religion or faith we belong and which part of India, we are from – it is important to understand that our psyche is carrying symbols, meanings, models of behavior that we may either embrace or reject. IIP is opening up this session to all those who are interested in Indian culture and mythology.

Shiva is responsible for creation, upkeep and destruction of the universe, this destruction is to recreate. Shakthi is the dynamic energy which is also to create, sustain and destroy. Shiva and Shakthi are the masculine and the feminine version of the same energies which cannot be separated from one another. This interactive session on gender roles and sexuality will be lead by Prof Mangai.

Date: 13th JUNE (Saturday)

Contact us: 9884700104/ 9884700106
Watch this session online: 

vi)  “LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA”

Connecting through Arts, Music and Poetry..

You are invited!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

“Love in  the Time of Corona” with Marcia Honig and Magdalene Jeyarathnam

Date:

Apr 12th and 26th 2020

May 10th and 24th 2020

At These days, of isolation and imperative distance between individuals, families and social groups, we face a lack of contact and closeness, support and even love.

The Workshop purpose is to enable IAGP members to express their feelings and connect to each other, at those hard moments around the world, due the COVID – 19.


 

 

 

vii)  “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”

For the elderly above the age of 60 facing anxiety, frustration, loneliness, panic and despair due to the current situation, this is a service offered to help you help yourself .

 

CONTACT US TO GET FURTHER DETAILS ON THE SAME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Certificate courses on: Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama this summer – May 2020

The courses has been made online because of the extension of Lock down across the country due to COVID – 19. 

A) Expressive Arts Therapy certificate course this summer!

“Art requires imagination. It requires creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life and your life is expressed in your art.” – Bruce Lee

The creative arts; drama, visual art, dance, storytelling and music involve creative expression as a means for healing the mind, body and spirit. It is a rare opportunity to find an art space for people to come together to imagine, express, create and explore oneself through art and introspect. The participant will be helped to develop a relationship with her/himself through the artistic medium. The focus of these sessions is on the process of creating rather than the outcome.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
An opportunity to explore about oneself and their relationship with others.

For anyone interested in understanding and learning Expressive Arts Therapy, are welcome!

DATES: From May 1st 2020 to May 10th 2020

Timings: 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Fee: Rs. 8000/- ( For 10 Days)

B) Experiential Psychodrama course this summer! 

Psychodrama is essentially a group action method. This could be used in any business establishment in team building, conflict management, stress management, identifying and working with stress, improving communication, building trust, identifying issues etc. This method is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by well trained and certified psychodramatists who are usually called the Psychodrama director. A director enables or facilitates a re enactment of real life situations, past incidents or situations or an inner mental process but acting them out in the present time.

If you are working in a HR team, as a corporate trainer, team leaders, life coaches or mentors or if you are a psychotherapist/ counsellor – This training will give you additional tools to understand and build your team members or clients.

Dates: MAY 2020

Sociometry in group building – 8th, 9th, 10th May

Who am I where am I going? – 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th May

Working on relationships – 15th, 16th, 17th May

Timings: 3.00 pm- 6.00 pm

Fee: 8000/- (For 10 days)

TO REGISTER Click Here

If you are interested in attending both Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama workshops , the courses are offered at Rs. 13,600/-

Trainers:

Dr. Herb Propper, PhD, TEP, is a trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.

Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P. is Resident Trainer for the Indian Institute of Psychodrama. He is a Certified Trainer Educator Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy with 40 years of experience in the field. He is a member of the American Board of Examiners, and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).

Since 2003 he has been presenting trainings in Bangladesh. He is currently an Associate Member of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society and trainer for the Dhaka University Departments of Clinical Psychology and Educational/Counseling Psychology, the Psychology Department of Rajshahi University, and the Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University. Herb is a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh, and currently a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster in Social Work. Herb has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism (Mahayana, Vajrayana) since 2001, and is also ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Director of Indian Institute of Psychodrama,

has worked for almost 25 years as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. She is an Expressive Arts therapist and completed 800 hours of psychodrama training to become an Australia and Aotearoa board(ABP)certified Psychodramatist.

She has worked as consultant to several governments as WHO and UNICEF consultant. She is a member of the International association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process. She is a faculty in Indian Institute of Psychodrama which she founded in 2013 after working in bringing world class psychodrama trainers since 2009. She is also the Director of East West Center for Counselling and Training which is an Expressive Arts therapy Center based in Chennai, India.

Venue:
East West Center for Counselling and Training
No.7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

For more details contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org

A CERTIFICATE COURSE ON EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

Art requires imagination. It requires creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life and your life is expressed in your art.” – Bruce Lee
The creative arts; drama, visual art, dance, storytelling and music involve creative expression as a means for healing the mind, body and spirit. It is a rare opportunity to find an art space for people to come together to imagine, express, create and explore oneself through art and introspect. The participant will be helped to develop a relationship with her/himself through the artistic medium. The focus of these sessions is on the process of creating rather than the outcome. The participants are not required to have any artistic ability, rather, it is through the use of the individual’s senses that the imagination can process, flourish, and support healing. As such, the process is often referred to as “low skill, high sensitivity.” By expressing oneself through the creative arts, one is utilizing both physical and emotional bodies to explore issues, through color, kinesthetic, shape, texture, and form. The Art from heart sessions will have different modalities such as Movement, Art, Drama, Music and Storytelling.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
An opportunity to explore about oneself and their relationship with others.

For anyone interested in understanding and learning Expressive Arts Therapy,  are welcome!

Only on weekends(5 Weekends)

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY (EAT) CERTIFICATE COURSE- 2020

  SCHEDULE

JANUARY

18th, 19th

FEBUARY

1st, 2nd 8th, 9th

15th, 16th

MARCH

28th, 29th

 

Timings: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Course fee: 10,000+GST(1,800)

Venue:
East West Centre for Counselling and Training
No.7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

To Register CLICK HERE

Facilitator:

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 25 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as a consultant to several governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). 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, which she founded in 2013 after working to bring world class psychodrama trainers to India since 2009. She is 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.

For more details contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135
Email: training@centerforcounselling.org

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop with Katia Verreault- December 2019

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop with Katia Verreault

Dance is the hidden language of soul. It is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression and is an inter-modal therapeutic discipline.
In this , the therapist and client discuss the client’s feelings and thoughts that have arisen in the client during the artistic process in which the client is expressing him/her. It focuses on the client’s experience of expression and on the reflection upon the client’s feelings and thoughts that may have arisen during this experience. The artistic product is of secondary importance. is a gentle non-judgmental approach, enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious. It enhances self-awareness and facilitates change, including the relation to personal growth and community development.

Facilitator:
Katia Verreault (Amsterdam) – Group facilitator, Dance movement therapist, Dance instructor and Founder of A Moving World-We dance
Katia is dance movement therapist, special needs teacher trainer, group facilitator and dance instructor with extensive work experience in multi-cultural environments and community settings in the field of specialised education, transcultural psychiatry, trauma, resilience-building and dance movement therapy. Katia’s communication skills and participatory approach enables her to adapt to various clienteles and their needs.

Dates: 14th & 15th December 2019

Timing: 9.30 am to 4 pm

Course Fee:

Rs. 1500+GST(270) for students

Rs. 5000+GST(900) for others

(Contact us for group registrations)

CLICK HERE  to Register

Venue:
Indian Institute of Psychodrama
7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

For more details contact  – 9884700104 /9884700135
Email- training@centerforcounselling.org

 

An experiential workshop on Expressive Arts Therapy – Chennai, 2019

East West Center for Counselling and Training
&
Psychology Dept, Women’s Christian College,

Cordially invite you to

An experiential workshop on “Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy involves using a combination of the arts for healing,
coaching, training, and/or teaching.

PROGRAM:
Awarding of Diplomas for graduates
of the 7th batch of our
“One-year Diploma Course in Expressive Arts Therapy” —
and Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops.

ADMISSION: Free.

DATE:
Friday, 12th July.

TIMING:
9.30 AM – 4.00 PM

*Registration starts at 9.00 AM*

LOCATION:
“Copper Pod” Hall,
Women’s Christian College
College Road, Nungambakkam.

Mobile: 98403 94282.
Email: info@centerforcounselling.org

Notes:
Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy is a one-year course (each Dec-Nov)
which provides training in:
* Storytelling Therapy (training provided
by the World Storytelling Institute).
* Drama Therapy (including Psychodrama).
* Music Therapy.
* Visual Arts Therapy.
* Movement/Dance Therapy.
* Counselling Skills.

Counselling Skills Training – Chennai, 2019

As there is an increase in day-to-day stress levels, and stress-related illnesses have increased – the numbers who need counselling has also increased. To match the demand for counsellors, East West Center For Counselling and Training is organising a workshop for those who have the aptitude and the need to use counselling skills in their work. This will be an experiential learning in counselling and it is an opportunity to sharpen your skills and also to refresh your counselling ideas.

Counselling aids one to express their emotions and it promotes well-being in the society. It facilitates individuals to be self sufficient and to be connected with social environment and to gain insights about their feelings, thoughts and behaviour about oneself.

Who can attend: Working Professionals, Psychotherapist/ Counsellor, Students of Psychology and Social Work and anyone who is curious to experience Psychodrama – This training will give you additional tools to understand and build your profession.

Dates: 29th June, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July (Five consecutive Saturdays)

Timing: 9.30 AM to 4 PM

Course fee: Rs. 11,800 (incl. GST)

Place: 7, Muchachi Mansion (3rd floor),
Kasthuri Estate 3rd street,
Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600086.

For Registration CLICK HERE

Facilitator:

Ms. Magdalene Jeyarathnam, has worked for over 20 years as a Psychological Counsellor. She is an Expressive Arts Therapist, and a board certified Psychodramatist. She has worked as a consultant to several governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). She is a member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group process.

Ms Magdalene is the Director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, which she founded in 2013 after working to bring world class psychodrama trainers to India since 2009. She is 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.

For more details Contact: 9884700104 / 9884700135