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Expressive Therapies Summit | Institute of the Arts in Healing presents The First Annual Expressive Therapies Summit (New York City)


Sponsored by Expressive Media, Inc. in cooperation with the Creative Arts Therapies Center, NYC

Art – Drama – Music – Poetry – Psychodrama – Dance – Sandplay

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Saturday Workshop
November 13, 2010, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC–DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA
Karen Popkin, LCAT, HPMT, MT–BC
Dance to the Beat: A Pediatric Dance/Movement and Music Therapy Group

This creative arts therapeutic approach for children and families draws upon each participant's personal creativity and expressivity to care for their psychological, emotional and physical health. This approach creates a link between the mind, body and emotions to assist individuals in adjusting and coping with oncological diagnoses and treatment in an outpatient Child Life playroom.

Saturday Workshop
November 13, 2010, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC–DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA
Fortress and Flower: Embodied Experience and Psychotherapy

Through lecture, video and experiential activities this workshop will present the essential role the body, nonverbal expression and nonverbal analysis can play in psychotherapy with all age populations. Following a developmental perspective, participants will discover how our embodied experiences, beginning in early infancy, are the foundation for all levels of growth and development. Activities that are applicable to all the creative arts therapies will be explored.

Expressive Media, Inc.

Barry M. Cohen, ATR-BC, Executive Director of Expressive Media Inc., is pleased to announce the Expressive Therapies Summit: Time Square, which offers creative arts therapists and educators, arts professionals, and interested healthcare colleagues the opportunity to come together to learn, collaborate, and network. A variety of approaches, including multi-modal techniques, will be featured. Practical solutions to critical issues facing contemporary practitioners will also be addressed.

A distinguished faculty of more than 100 clinicians, educators, researchers, and others will offer an inspiring program of papers, panels, workshops, half-day master sessions, and full-day classes.

Expressive Media, Inc. (EMI) is a nonprofit organization cofounded in 1985 by art therapist, psychologist, and analyst, Judith A. Rubin, with her colleague Eleanor Irwin, pioneer drama therapist and psychoanalyst. Until recently, EMI's focus has been on the production and distribution of films demonstrating "best practices" in the expressive arts for education and therapy. The Institute of the Arts in Healing furthers EMI's educational mission to "extend the healing power of the arts" to people of all ages.

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