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ABT 2022


Keeping the Covid-19 and the Pandemic in mind, the ABT course will resume only in 2022

Arts-Based Therapy’ is a term that was coined by WCCL Foundation in 2001, to represent the use of multiple art forms (music, drama, visual arts) & their combinations in therapy.

Celebrating 72 students as we enter 5th year of training for ABT 

 Diploma Course in Arts Based Therapy (ABT) offered in collaboration with Lighthouse and Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science in Mumbai

Click on the PDF button to download the 2020 SEEDS DIPLOMA IN ABT PROSPECTUS.


Course Rationale:

In the West, therapies that were based on art forms mostly started from the 1930s, consolidating as drama, music, and art therapy by 1950s/60s. In the brief span from then till now, there are universities offering training, journals, research material, teachers, and various certification bodies.


India is a land of rich cultural heritage and a home to many art forms. 

It has a unique diverse culture, philosophy and ancient traditions of the arts in healing. However, this has not been systematically and consistently developed into an indigenous Practice in the contemporary times. ABT bridges that gap. It brings the much-needed artistic language into therapy, while retaining a firm basis in well-researched and scientific understanding of mind and reality.


This course will address the above-mentioned need by equipping the students with newer methods and interventions in the field of healing and arts Based therapy. After completing this course, the students will be able to use these approaches in their personal and therapeutic practice making the process of therapy more meaningful and creative.


  • Each year 20 to 30 applicants will be admitted for the 9 month course

  • Its open for Students, Professionals and Experts from various fields - Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors, Special educators, Social workers, Caregivers, Psychiatrists or Doctors

  • ABT addresses issues in learning disabilities, intellectual challenges, autism, in mental health, in de-addiction, palliative care & pain management, in rehabilitation for trafficking, abuse, domestic violence issues, in issues around LGBT and communities affected by violence and trauma

  • 30 Credit hours, i.e. it has 450 hours of Theory and Practical work

  • Certified by Nirmala Niketan College, Mumbai (Mumbai University recognized college)

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How To apply for the course 2020-2021:

Step 1:

Click on the button - "ABT COURSE APPLICATION FORM" below to download the application form.

Step 2:
Print out and fill the form and send:
- The completed application form
- Other required documents (mentioned on last page of the form)
to the following address:


Nirmal Niwas No.1, Gr. Flr, Flat No.2, A.K.Marg, Gowalia Tank, Next to Jain     Mandir, Mumbai -400036

Step 3:
Once we have received your completed application form we will send you a confirmation e-mail. Thereafter we will intimate you when you should come to college to pay the fees. 

To clarify any doubts or for further information regarding the ABT Course, write to us at: 


                         SEEDS - ABT APPLICATION FORM.pdf

                  The faculty of this ABT course reserves the right to

                                      select and reject applicants


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