European Summerschool Developmental Transformations

Third European Summerschool Developmental Transformations:   14 - 18 augustus 2017

With Nisha Sajnani (USA) and Gideon Zehavi (Israel)


We are pleased to announce the Third European International School for Developmental Transformations (DvT) in Belgium: August 14-18, 2017.

This Summerschool is for anyone with experience with DvT or with dramatherapy. The week will provide 35 training hours for those working towards qualification in DVT. Those who have been introduced to DvT will be able to gain more experience with the method. Level 1 trainees will gain experience with leading individual and group sessions. Three level 2 trainees will provide individual therapy for at least one level one participant*.  The level 2 trainees receive clinical supervision, and prepare a lecture on one aspect of DvT theory and practice.

What you can expect: The week includes daily individual DvT therapy sessions, individual and group practice, meditation, lectures, supervision, and reflection. This year will include a focus on trauma and a special lecture on Living Inquiry which draws on DvT principles to guide the use of embodied improvisation as research. As with previous years, we will have one special trip to a nearby town or beach on an evening mid-week.

The schedule: Each day will begin at 9 am and end at 4:30 pm to allow participants the time to visit some of the beautiful Belgian cities nearby such as Bruges or Ghent.

The fee: The fee is € 695.  Residential stay (dormitory style), including accommodation and all meals for 5 days is possible for € 205. If you do not need to stay in residence, the cost for lunch and breaks is € 15/day.  If you want to book a place, you need to pay €300 in advance.  Please be sure to pay the entire fee by June 15th. We close the possibility to particpate by then.  However, do not book your travel until we confirm your registration! The course is open to a maximum of 16 people.

* level two participants who are providing individual therapy will receive a discount.  

Course leaders:

The course will be led by Nisha Sajnani, Gideon Zehavi and other DvT faculty members serving as individual therapists for participants.   

Nisha Sajnani, PhD is an Associate Professor, Program Director of Global Interdisciplinary Studies and a Drama Therapy MA Program, and Advisor in an Expressive Therapies PhD program at Lesley University. She is a graduate of the Institute of Developmental Transformations and an international trainer having led DvT training in the US, UK. France, Germany, and Belgium. She co-founded the ALIVE program which involves the use of DvT to reduce stress amongst students in schools and is interested in DvT as a form of practice led research and as an approach to social justice. 

Gideon Zehavi is a drama therapy lecturer at the University of Haifa Graduate School for Creative Arts Therapies and at the Tel Hai Academic College MA Drama Therapy Program. He is a graduate of the Institute of Developmental Transformations and an international trainer having led DvT trainings in The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Hong Kong, as well as numerous DvT workshops worldwide. Gideon heads the Israeli Institute of Developmental Transformations in Tel Aviv and is a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 Getting here: Fly to Brussels Airport (in Zaventem).  At the airport you can take the direct train to Lichtervelde.  You will be picked up there by car. There is also the airport Brussels South (in Charleroi) with flights from Ryan Air.  From Charleroi you have to take a bus to Brussels airport in order to take the direct train to Lichtervelde.  We pick you up by car there.

The summerschool takes place in Centrum Agape- Oude Heirweg 60 - 8851 Koolskamp.  

More information: 

 Liese Ghekiere: organisation or  +32 497 54 77 61    Mathieu Van der Straeten: DvT Belgium: or +32 486 98 00 84 


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8020 Ruddervoorde

BE 0829.603.485
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