The University of Sharjah was established in 1997 with the aim and vision to contribute to the qualities shared by renowned universities around the world. The education and research programs we offer tend to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary....
Admission Open for Fall Semester 2019-2018
UoS offers 96 programs across multiple academic disciplines.
Courses are offered in a variety of fields ranging from Sharia and Law to Health Sciences, Medicine, Fine Arts and Design, Engineering and Communication. We also offer a wide range of degree programs at the diploma, BSc/BA, MSc/MA, and PhD levels as well as the Executive MBA (EMBA) program.
The University of Sharjah is a residential university with over 3,403 students living on campus. Students have access to extraordinary campus resources and a wide range of cultural and social activities and opportunities.
Everything from food and athletics to healthcare is available within a short walk and at reasonable prices and convenient hours. Our two sports complexes provide facilities for sports of all types, including swimming, tennis and football.
National Anthem and Opening Address
Professor Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy
Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Professor Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy,
Dean of the College of Medicine, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee.
Prof. Platon Alexiou, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
"The Power of Music in our Lives"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Hyun Ju Chong, PhD,
Ewha Woman's University, Korea.
"Therapeutic Interior Design"
Dr. Asem Obeidat, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
"Colour Therapy for Children with Special Needs: The Case of Autism"
Dr. Shaima Elbardawil, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, UAE.
"What is Art Therapy?"
Sangeeta Prasad, Prasad Family Foundation, Inc., USA.
"Training to Become an Art Therapist"
Heidi Bordot, The George Washington University, USA.
"Current Applications and the Potential of Art Therapy in the Middle East" Andrew Wright, Art Therapy International Center (ATIC), Dubai, UAE.
11:30-1:00 Workshop (1)
"Creative Expressions: Say it with Art" Sangeeta Prasad, MA, ATR-BC
11:30-1:00 Workshop (2)
"Art Therapy in Trauma Work: An Essential Element of Healthcare and Mental Health Programs" (Heidi Bardot, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT).
11:30-1:00 Workshop (3)
"Art Therapy as an Intervention for Abuse and Trauma: Attachment, Neuroscience and Cross-Cultural Perspectives" (Andrew Wright, MA, AThR).
2:00-3:30 Workshop (4)
"Living Stories: Using Theatre Tools to Nurture Interpersonal Connection" (Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, RMT, APTT).
2:00-:3:30 Workshop (5)
"Creating Possibilities and Strengthening Resilience through Puppet Making and Story Telling" (Susan Ainlay Anand, MA, ATR-BC. ATCS, LPAT).
2:00-3:30 Workshop (6)
"Art Therapy: Depression and the Self "(Dalal Abdulrahman Al Sindi, MA, AThR, BTEC).
3:30-5:00 Workshop (7)
"Therapeutic Function of Music" (Prof. Hyun Ju Chong, PhD., MT-BC, FAMI) and (Juri Yun, Dipl-MT, DMtC-MT, KCMT).
3:30-5:00 Workshop (8)
"Medical Art Therapy: A Creative Approach in Managing Chronic Illness with an Emphasis on Pediatrics and Families" (Sara Powell, BAFA, MA Art Therapy, AThR, PgD).
P. O. Box 27272 Sharjah, UAE, Tel:
+971 6 5585000,
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