ICASSI Summer Institute 2012
by Magnus Irvine
2012’s ICASSI Summer Institute was in the peaceful town of Druskininkai in Lithuania. Being there for the full two weeks I was able to experience the learning, personal development and camaraderie that go hand in hand at this most international of gatherings. I would like to offer my personal experience of this year’s institute and hope to convey what ICASSI offers for attendees.
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Summer Adventure : ICASSI 2012
By Rebecca Walker and Zuwaina Murad
As the two of us set out from Toronto on what would be a nearly twenty-four-hour journey to Druskininkai, Lithuania for the ICASSI conference, we were faced with feelings of apprehension. We wondered whether two weeks would be too long to spend in a foreign land and at a conference we had only recently learned about. We worried that we had made a mistake. These fears were immediately put to rest from the moment we set foot in the airport in Vilnius. We were greeted by Karen John, a British member of ICASSI faculty whose warm welcome was a precursor to the immense warmth and hospitality that we experienced throughout our participation at ICASSI. Soon, we were surrounded by other faculty members and returning participants who all enthusiastically relayed their previous experiences and assured us that this trip would change our lives.
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Implementing What I Learned at ICASSI 2011
by Natasha D’Cruz, Ph.D.
After several attempts, the year 2011 saw my first ever encounter with ICASSI. At the onset my choice of courses were clear, they would be courses that would be useful back home, be it in the university, in the community or in my private practice. I chose half day courses for both weeks, so I could absorb as much variety in the two weeks at ICASSI. The courses were Group Art Therapy, Psychodrama, Trauma and Growth and lastly Addiction. Even during the two weeks, I could foresee how I would be able to use the things I was learning at ICASSI back home. However once I actually got back to India and started executing some of the workshops I had planned, Adlerian Psychology took on a path of its own.
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