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Trauma, stress and postpartum depression: Video-analysis and DMT treatment of a parent-infant attachment relationship

Hosting Dr. Suzi Tortora
Sunday March 25th
Seminar Hakibutzim

Dr. Tortora is a licensed creative arts therapist and board certified dance/movement therapist with her doctorate from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She serves as consultant to the “Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project” in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University under Dr. Beatrice Beebe. She has a full-time private practice in Cold Spring, NY and NYC for over 30 years, specializing in parent- infant/child and family therapy; trauma; pediatric medical illness; and adult chronic pain. Dr. Tortora teaches in Europe, South America, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia and holds faculty positions in the USA, The Netherlands, Chech Republic, Argentina and China. She also offers international webinar-based Ways of Seeing training programs for dance/movement therapists and allied professionals. She has published numerous papers about her work and her book, The Dancing Dialogue: Using the communicative power of movement with young children is used extensively in dance/movement therapy training programs around the world. 

Program

9:15-9:45
Gathering and registration 

9:45-10:00
Introductory comments 

10:00-11:30
Keynote lecture by Dr. Tortora, “Ways of seeing”: Theoretical-research based focus on embodied countertransference and tools for nonverbal observation. 

11:30-11:45
Coffee Break 

11:45-13:15
Experiential session based on a case-study presentation in the context of the “Ways of Seeing” method. 

13:15-14:00
Lunch Break 

14:00-15:30
Smadar Korn: “Dyadic (parent-child) treatment in the dance/movement therapy room -- what is its uniqueness?” 
Discussant: Dr Tortora 

15:30-15:45
Concluding comments 

Smadar Korn, MA, Dance and Movement therapist, psychotherapist, and supervisor. In the course of her career as a therapist, lecturer and supervisor, she has taught dyadic therapy, bodymind, creative-expressive processes in supervision and authentic movement.