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Zero-to-Three Annual Conference | When a Baby is Very Sick: Treating his Soma and Psyche as One (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

10:00 am–11:30 am


Diplomat Hotel

3555 South Ocean Drive

Hollywood FL, 33019

Course Description:

“Don’t worry, babies are too young to remember and understand!” Trauma and infant memory research explain that early memory is multisensory, somatic, and kinesthetic. This presentation addresses how to best support the medically ill baby and family bridging infant mental health, infant/child psychiatry, nonverbal movement analysis, and dance/movement psychotherapy.

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.

Miri Keren, MD, Tel Aviv University