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Super Fast! Kids Spinning Out of Control & What To Do About It | New York City, Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC 25 505 W 18th Street 9th Floor NY, NY 10011 (map)

Date + Time:

December 2, 2018
9AM – 1PM


Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC 25
505 W 18th Street 9th Floor NY, NY 10011

Course Description:

The world is speeding-up with more technology and sound bites of information coming at us daily. How does this fast-paced environment affect infants, children and parenting practices? This course will provide a comprehensive review of the literature and research over the last 30 years describing the changing landscape of early childhood activity and engagement from the perspective of social, emotional, cognitive, communicative and physical development. This experiential course will address how creative arts therapy activities can be used to support the development of executive functioning skills including emotional and physiological regulation, attention and impulse control in individual, dyadic and group therapy. Strategies to help children and parents navigate this changing accelerating world, including strategies for help with media exposure will be discussed.

Learning Objectives Include:

  1. Describe the important role embodied experience plays in young children’s development.

  2. Explain how sensory processing and integration of multisensory information greatly affects a child’s behaviors and ability to communicate effectively in his/her social surroundings.

  3. Define three (3) key elements of optimum sensory integration functioning.

  4. Apply the concepts of sensory threshold, rate, intensity, and duration of sensory input, as they influence planning activities that support optimum functioning.

  5. Describe three (3) intervention strategies that support executive functioning skills using: mindfulness, yoga, breath work, guided imagery and/or dance/movement-based activities.

  6. Plan an individual or social skills group session to facilitate increased regulation, dyadic engagement and social interactions using these tools.

About the Instructor

Suzi Tortora Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, NCC is a licensed creative arts therapist and board certified dance/movement therapist with her doctorate from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in infancy education, development and psychology. She has a private dance/movement therapy practice in Cold Spring, NY and NYC for over 30 years, specializing in parent- infant/child and family therapy; trauma and medical illness. University faculty positions in New York and internationally include, graduate and post-graduate creative arts therapy masters and certificate programs at: Pratt University, Brooklyn; New School for Continuing Studies, NYC; Dance Therapy 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC; Tanter Association for Dance Movement Therapy of Czech Republic; Codarts Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Brecha, Argentina. She has published numerous papers and a book, and is a national and international speaker about the creative arts therapies including this topic.


$140 ($35/ credit)

Cost is $35/credit hour. Cancellations prior to two weeks before a scheduled training receive a refund minus a $15 processing fee. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 10 days before the first continuing education session will not be refunded but can receive credit towards a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with unexpected medical or personal emergencies. If Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC cancels the entire workshop or training your paid fee will be refunded in full or credited to another workshop at your request. If you transfer to another workshop and then cancel, do not attend or leave early there is no further transfer.  For clinicians with more than one license, an additional CE certificate can be purchased towards your second license CE requirement at the cost of $25.

Dancing Dialogue is a New York State Continuing Education Provider #SW-0512, CAT-0066, & MHC-0131