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8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 National Anthem and Opening Address

Professor Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy

Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
9:10-9:15 Opening Remarks:

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
9:15-9:45 "The Power of Music in our Lives"

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Hyun Ju Chong, PhD,

Ewha Woman's University, Korea.
9:45-10:00 "Therapeutic Interior Design"

Dr. Asem Obeidat, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
10:00-10:15 "Colour Therapy for Children with Special Needs: The Case of Autism"

Dr. Shaima Elbardawil, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, UAE.
10:15-11:00 "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.
11:00-11:30 Tea and Coffee Break with Music Play by students from the College of Medicine at the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE


Workshops Workshops Workshops
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).
1:00-2:00 Lunch Break
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).