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92nd Street Y | Dance/ Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York City)

  • HARKNESS DANCE CENTER AT THE 92Y GILDA AND HENRY BLOCK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10128 United States (map)

Dance/ Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:00 am–6:00 pm

(15 hour training)


Harkness Dance Center at The 92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Course Description:

Sensitize yourself to the ways young children learn and express themselves through their movement and senses. Explore nonver- bal cues and movement activities that support early attachment relationships and social, emotional and cognitive development. These activities are used with families or groups and in dyadic and individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative and childcare settings.

About the Instructors

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.