Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration concludes the workshop on the “Applications of Art Therapy in Psychological and Mental Illnesses (Non-traditional psychological treatments)”
On 20th August 2017, the workshop on the “Applications of Art Therapy in Psychological and Mental Illnesses (Non-traditional psychological treatments)”, held by Life Foundation in cooperation with the National Council for Women, Alexandria Branch, was concluded. The workshop was held at the headquarters of the Council in Alexandria.
The workshop activities started with a welcome speech by Magda Al Shazly, Rapporteur of the National Council for Women, Alexandria branch, who expressed her happiness to participate with Life Foundation in organizing such programs.
The foundation then presented the Foundation’s shield to her as a recognition of the role the National Council for Women, Alexandria Branch has participated in cooperation with the foundation.
The workshop was attended by Dr. Osama Rizk, Consultant of Art Therapy and Director of Art Therapy at the Psychiatric Hospital of Dr. Adel Sadiq. The workshop was moderated by Dr. Alaa Abdul Hadi, Director of the Psychological Unit of Life Foundation.
The workshop included two training days. The first day consisted of assessing the mental state of the patients from the cases of the foundation. The presentation was then presented by Dr. Alaa Abdel Hadi, Psychological Consultant. The session was also moderated by the art therapist at Life Foundation, Rasha Al Saheely.
It also included a lecture on the introduction of art therapy and also on the areas of art therapy as well as a brief summary of each area. During the workshop, work groups were conducted for the purpose of implementation of art therapy (work training). It also included a workshop that discussed the goals of art therapy in addition to a collective discussion about the obstacles that the therapist finds in art, in addition to a collective session regarding the field of art therapy, as well as a lecture on the examination of the mental state of the target and practical training for them.
Mrs. Magda El Shazly, from the National Council for Women, Alexandria Branch had decided, with the involvement of the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees in Life Foundation, Mohammed Gamal, lawayer, and Tamer Al Rawy, Director of the Foundation’s branch in Alexandria as well as the training counselor, Atef Hafez, to distribute certificates of participation to the attendants of the training course.
It should be noted that this training course is part of the implementation of a project “Towards rehabilitation and community integration for prisoners back into society with the concentration on female prisoners” sponsored by Drosos Foundation.
It is worth mentioning that these activities are part of the “Start_Life” project, funded by Drosos Foundation, which was founded late 2003 as a private non-profit organization to support community development, located in Zurich, Switzerland. The Foundation is committed to empower marginalized people to live a decent life. Drosos seeks to achieve long-term change through the projects it supports in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Switzerland and Germany.
Drosos has been working in Egypt since 2007. The foundation strongly supports the following areas: income generation and harm reduction for vulnerable groups, social protection and reintegration, encouraging youth creative activities, as well as environmental protection.
Until the beginning of 2016, the Foundation supported 54 projects in Egypt, serving a wide range of beneficiaries including marginalized youth, women and children.
Drosos Foundation is ideologically, politically and religiously independent.
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