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Zero-to-Three Annual Conference | Clinical Perspectives On Infant Mental Health Diagnosis And Treatment (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

  • Diplomat Hotel 3555 South Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL, 33019 United States (map)

When a Baby is Very Sick: Treating his Soma and Psyche as One

Thursday, October 3, 2019

3:00 pm–4:30 pm


Diplomat Hotel

3555 South Ocean Drive

Hollywood FL, 33019

Course Description:

This session will provide an opportunity for the audience to learn more about infant mental health diagnosis and treatment from different infant mental health perspectives. A clinical case will be presented by a ZERO TO THREE Fellow to be followed by clinical interpretation and responses about diagnosis and treatment from four members of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) from different parts of the world – Finland, Israel, and the United States

About the Instructors

Miri Kirin, MD, Tel Aviv University: Chair

Chair: Miri Keren, MD, Tel Aviv University; Case Presentation By Ann Chu, Ph.D., University Of California, San Francisco; Responders: Miri Keren, MD; Kaija Puura, MD, PhD, Tampere University; Jody Todd Manly, PhD, Mt. Hope Family Center, University Of Rochester; Suzi Tortora, EdD

Ann Chu, PhD, University of California, San Francisco


Miri Keren, MD, Tel Aviv University

Kaija Puura, MD, PhD, Tampere University

Jody Todd Manly, PhD, Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester

Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC has a full-time private practice in Cold Spring, New York and NYC, specializing in parent- infant/child and family therapy; trauma; medical illness; and adult chronic pain. She is the International Medical Creative Arts Spokesperson for the Andréa Rizzo Foundation, having created and continuing to be the senior dance/movement therapist for pediatric patients at Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, since 2003. She received the 2010 Marian Chace Distinguished Dance Therapist award from the ADTA. She teaches in Europe, South America, New Zealand, Israel and Asia; holds faculty positions in the USA, The Netherlands, Chech Republic, Argentina and China; offers the Ways of Seeing International Webinar Training Program for dance/movement therapists and allied professionals; 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 internationally.