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American Dance Therapy Association Conference | Tracing the Roots of Infant, Child and Adolescent DMT - Part 1: 17th Early Childhood Forum (Miami, FL)
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

American Dance Therapy Association Conference | Tracing the Roots of Infant, Child and Adolescent DMT - Part 1: 17th Early Childhood Forum (Miami, FL)

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Tracing the Roots of Infant, Child an Adolescent DMT- Part 1: 17th Early Childhood Forum

Friday October 18, 2019, 9:30 am- 12:30pm

Location:

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Course Description:

Tracing the history of infant, child and adolescent DMT from its origins to its growing applications today, this seminar highlights five pioneers work from the 1970’s – 1990’s. They demonstrate diversity through their ethnicity, populations served, and methods used. Collectively they have expanded DMT to include: psychiatric clinics for mothers with psychiatric disorders and their infants; children challenged in physical, cognitive, emotional and relational development; DMT in special education; bridging contemporary infant/child mental health, psychology; and creating nonverbal assessment tools. Through experientials and videos each presenter will describe their contributions and those that influenced their journey. (NBCC CE hours; ADTA CE hours; NY LCAT CPE hours)

Movement: 26-50%

Touch: Yes

Target Audience: Mid Level

Course Objectives

1.     Learn the early historic development of dance/movement therapy with infants, children, adolescents and families.

2.     Understand the personal and professional journey that each pioneering DMT took to contribute to the early growth of DMT with infants, children, adolescents and families.

3.     Understand how historic DMT theories and intervention methods based on infant, child adolescent development relate to contemporary DMT practice.

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.

Nancy Beardall, PhD, BC-DMT, LMHC, CMA is Associate Professor and the Dance/Movement Therapy Coordinator at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. As a dance/movement therapist, consultant, Certified Movement Analyst, and educator, Dr. Beardall’s work has focused on the physical, cognitive, social/emotional and relational development of students using dance/movement therapy and the expressive arts in the schools. Dr. Beardall has integrated DMT programs within the schools with students from K-12. Beardall has developed numerous programs for middle and high school students focusing on the prevention of bullying, sexual harassment and teen dating abuse, promoting healthy relationships and making a difference in the school community. Her community building programs through the arts have involved students, teachers, parents and community members. Dr. Beardall has been on the Board of the ADTA (2011-2013) as well as Chair of the Approval Committee and currently serves on the Educational Committee.

Jane Wilson Cathcart, BA, Adelphi University; MSW, New York University; BC-DMT; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R); Certified Movement Analyst (CMA); and Certified EMDR Practitioner. Ms. Cathcart’s early clinical training was in dance therapy at Turtle Bay Music School and with dance therapy pioneer Marian Chace at Bellevue Medical Center. She has had 48 years of clinical experience in settings such as Manhattan Children’s Psychiatric Center and Little Meadows Early Childhood Center with children, adolescents, physically challenged and developmentally delayed populations. She taught in the Wesleyan University Graduate Liberal Studies Program for 17 years. Her work is shown in the ADTA film “Dance Therapy: The Power of Movement”, where she is identified as “Jane Downes”. Jane has been a Trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation of the ADTA since 1996. In 2018 Jane received the ADTA Lifetime Achievement Award. She maintains a private practice in New York City and Cold Spring, NY.

Susan Loman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, KMP Analyst, former director, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH (1987-2017) is currently Professor Emerita and adjunct faculty. She served as: co-editor American Journal of Dance Therapy; on the editorial board of The Arts in Psychotherapy; former chair of the ADTA Education Committee; and on the ADTA Approval Committee. Co-author, The meaning of movement: Embodied developmental, clinical and cultural perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile, 2nd Edition, she authored numerous articles, chapters, and books on the Kestenberg Movement Profile and dance/movement therapy. She presents throughout the US and abroad in: Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, England, Scotland, South Korea, Argentina, Switzerland, and will teach in China in 2019. In 2014, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ADTA and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award in Munich at Ezetthera (European Center for Dance Therapy) in 2017.

Glorianne JacksonMA, Dance Professor Emerita, founding director of Marymount Manhattan College BA and BFA dance major programs; worked as a registered dance/movement therapist in the Creative Arts Department of Bronx Psychiatric Center; taught in special education programs of NYC Board of Education and University of Chicago Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School; Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem; and the dance major program of Hunter College, CUNY. Glorianne holds a MA in Dance Education,Teachers College, Columbia University, NY and a BA in Psychology from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. She is an registered dance/movement therapist and certified special education professional. She is a dance minister; a graduate of Eagles International Training Institute and the Living Word Christian Center School of Ministry and Missions. She has participated and led in local, national and international arts programs that enhance her passion for prophetic dance incorporating the use of large twirling flags and poetic scripting.

Registration

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Mind, Body & Creative Arts Healing | Dance to the Beat: A Pediatric Dance/Movement and Music Therapy Group  (Cold Spring, NY)
May
5
1:30 PM13:30

Mind, Body & Creative Arts Healing | Dance to the Beat: A Pediatric Dance/Movement and Music Therapy Group (Cold Spring, NY)

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Dance to the Beat: A Pediatric Dance/Movement and Music Therapy Group

Sunday May 5, 2019, 1:30 pm- 2:30pm

Location:

Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC
26 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Course Description:

A creative arts group therapy program used with a mixed- age pediatric oncology patients, their siblings and adult family members is presented by a dance and music therapist. This program 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 pediatric playroom. This group experience provides a unique way for each participant to get in touch with their feelings through creativity, dance, movement, music, play, relaxation, symbolic imagery, mindfulness and talk techniques. This non-verbal experiential approach enables children and families to get in touch with their feelings that transcends language. This presentation will include lecture, discussion, and experiential opportunities.

Course Objectives

  1. Learn how to use a creative arts approach to draw out each participant’s personal creativity and expressivity to address psychological, emotional and physical health, related to the participant’s experience of medical illness.

  2.  Learn how to create a link between the mind, body and emotions to assist individuals in adjusting and coping with oncological diagnoses and treatment 

  3. Learn techniques that strengthen body awareness and body/self-image and decrease anxiety in relation to treatment procedures and hospitalization

  4. Learn how to use creative arts approaches to build community and interpersonal relationships.

About the Instructors

Karen Popkin, MA, MT-BC, LCATis a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Practicing since 1996, she has worked in mental health and medical populations. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, Karen is the Program Coordinator for Creative Arts and Movement therapies in the Integrative Medicine Service where she engages in program development and clinical work with inpatients. When not working, Karen enjoys spending time outdoors and playing euphonium as a member of the Metropolitan Music Community.

Suzi Tortora Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHCholds a doctorate from ColumbiaUniversity and 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. Dr Tortora has a dance/movement psychotherapy practice, in New York City and Cold Spring, New York. She is the manager of the Integrative Medicine Services DréasDream dance/movement therapy program for pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan-KetteringCancer Center since its inception in 2003. Dr. Tortora has published numerous papers about her therapeutic and nonverbal communication analysis work and her book, TheDancing Dialogue: Using the communicative power of movement with young children is used extensively in dance/movement therapy training programs. She has been featured on “Good Morning America”, “Eyewitness News” ABC –TV and Malcolm Gladwell’s book, What the Dog Saw. Dr.Tortora received the 2010 Marian Chace Distinguished Dance Therapist award from the National Dance Therapy Association. She holds a board position at NY Zero to Three Network. Dr. Tortora has international training programs in Europe, South America and Asia including faculty positions in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Argentina and China; lectures; and offers international webinar-based training programs for dance/movement therapists and allied professionals.

Registration

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Mind, Body & Creative Arts Healing | Following their Lead: Medical Dance Therapy for Infants, Children and Their Families  (Cold Spring, NY)
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Mind, Body & Creative Arts Healing | Following their Lead: Medical Dance Therapy for Infants, Children and Their Families (Cold Spring, NY)

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Following their Lead: Medical Dance Therapy for Infants, Children and Their Families

Sunday May 5, 2019, 10:30 am- 11:30am

Location:

Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC
26 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Course Description:

 A pediatric medical diagnosis affects the whole family. As the medical team attends to the treatment finding emotional support for the patient and family members is challenging. Using the creative arts as a means of expression creates a safe environment where the patient and family can share their emotional responses and experience ways to enjoy childhood. A multi-sensory approach developed by one of the presenters that helps families and even the youngest children cope with treatments that has painful side effects is presented. This workshop demonstrates the use of dance/movement therapy, highlighting its role during medical procedures, pain management, and coping with emotional themes that arise. 

Course Objectives

  1. Learn the core elements needed to develop a DMT program in a pediatric hospital.

  2. Learn 3 elements of a multisensory DMT –based treatment to support emotional expression and painful medical procedures.

  3. Learn specific early childhood developmental stages to support when working young hospitalized medically ill children

About the Instructors

Suzi Tortora Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHCholds a doctorate from Columbia University and 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. Dr Tortora has a dance/movement psychotherapy practice, in New York City and Cold Spring, New York. She is the manager of the Integrative Medicine Services Dréas Dream dance/movement therapy program for pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since its inception in 2003. Dr. Tortora has published numerous papers about her therapeutic and nonverbal communication analysis 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. She has been featured on “Good Morning America”, “Eyewitness News” ABC –TV and Malcolm Gladwell’s book, What the Dog Saw. Dr.Tortora received the 2010 Marian Chace Distinguished Dance Therapist award from the National Dance Therapy Association. She holds a board position at NY Zero-to-Three Network. Dr. Tortora has international training programs in Europe, South America and Asia including faculty positions in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Argentina and China; lectures; and offers international webinar-based training programs for dance/movement therapists and allied professionals.

Jennifer Whitley, M.S., BC-DMT, LCAT, CMA received her M.S. degree in Dance Therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, is a Ways of Seeing practitioner, Level II Reiki trained, and a Certified  Laban Movement Analyst. She has been at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in NYC since May 2012, working with the pediatric oncology population as a dance/movement therapist and with hospital staff as a fitness/dance instructor with Integrative Medicine Services.  Ms. Whitley’s DMT experience also includes working with children diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, eating issues, family issues, and attachment disorders, both in the therapeutic school setting, and privately at Dr. Tortora’s Dancing Dialogue in Cold Spring, NY. Ms. Whitley has taught as interim instructor at The New School and presented workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.  

Registration:

https://www.suzitortora.com/shop/following-their-lead-dance-therapy-totora-may-5

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Mind, Body & Creative Arts Healing | Chronic Pain and Early Attachment: Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Healing   (Cold Spring, NY)
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Mind, Body & Creative Arts Healing | Chronic Pain and Early Attachment: Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Healing (Cold Spring, NY)

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Chronic Pain and Early Attachment: Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Healing 

Saturday May 4, 2019, 12:00 pm- 1:00pm

Location:

Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC
26 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Course Description:

Approximately 1 in 4 American adults have chronic pain.  Research shows the development of chronic pain is associated with “insecure” adult attachment styles, rooted in infancy/early childhood experiences with primary caregivers.  These early experiences – initially registered on a somatic, kinesthetic and sensorial level – shape how we make sense of the world, express our emotions and respond to threats throughout our lifetime.  Using case study interventions, nonverbal ways to explore the relationship between chronic pain and early relationship patterns through moment-to-moment movement explorations that metaphorically reveal old and new ways to engage with self and others will be explored.  

Course Objectives

  1. Describe 3 ways that early childhood experiences influence the development of self in general and in your own life. 

  2. Explain how your body-mind- emotions create a continuum that can be explored through supporting discovery and healing using 3 creative arts methods.

  3. Learn how to gain deep somatic insight into clients when moving with them and witnessing their affective and physical attunement during partnered movement explorations

About the Instructor

Suzi Tortora Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHCholds a doctorate from Columbia University and 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. Dr Tortora has a dance/movement psychotherapy practice, in New York City and Cold Spring, New York. She is the manager of the Integrative Medicine Services Dréas Dream dance/movement therapy program for pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since its inception in 2003. Dr. Tortora has published numerous papers about her therapeutic and nonverbal communication analysis 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. She has been featured on “Good Morning America”, “Eyewitness News” ABC –TV and Malcolm Gladwell’s book, What the Dog Saw. Dr. Tortora received the 2010 Marian Chace Distinguished Dance Therapist award from the National Dance Therapy Association. She holds a board position at NY Zero-to-Three Network. Dr. Tortora has international training programs in Europe, South America and Asia including faculty positions in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Argentina and China; lectures; and offers international webinar-based training programs for dance/movement therapists and allied professionals.

Registration

https://www.suzitortora.com/shop/chronic-pain-and-early-attachment-tortora-may-4



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The Dance Between Parent and Baby (Salt Lake City)
Feb
9
12:30 PM12:30

The Dance Between Parent and Baby (Salt Lake City)

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The Dance Between Parent and Baby

Saturday February 9, 2019, 12:30 pm- 2:30pm

Dr. Suzi Tortora is an internationally recognized Dance-Movement Psychotherapist, specializing in working with babies, young children, and their caregivers. Dr. Tortora will lead a small parent-baby class, using movement, music, and singing to support the parent-infant relationship. We'll also have a small group of observers (about 15), who are interested in Dr. Tortora’s work (e.g., dancers, therapists, and others who are interested in dance-movement work with babies & parents). You can learn more here: https://www.suzitortora.comor https://vimeo.com/82529883.

Where?  3763 Secord St (150 E), Salt Lake City (this is off of Rigdon Ave)

Cost: we are asking for a $40 contribution to pay for the space and for Dr. Tortora’s teaching.

Payment options: Venmo (@Ilse-DeKoeyer-Laros),  PayPal (paypal.me/ilsedekoeyer), or check at the venue.

Note: We would like to videotape Suzi's teaching, and will ask attendees to sign a release form. Let me know if you have any questions about this!

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Utah Association for Infant Mental Health | Utilizing movement-based interventions to strengthen relationships and support healthy development (Salt Lake City)
Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

Utah Association for Infant Mental Health | Utilizing movement-based interventions to strengthen relationships and support healthy development (Salt Lake City)

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 Utah Association for Infant Mental Health Annual Conference

The Magic of Relationships:

Working with Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Friday February 8, 2019, 8:00 am-4:00pm

Multi Agency State Office Building

195 N 1950 W Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Join UAIMH for an exciting day of learning!  David Oppenheim, Ph.D: Parental insightfulness and infant-parent attachment Anat Oppenheim, M.Sc.: Infusing the parent-child relationships and attachment into the work of the early childhood professional Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA: Utilizing movement-based interventions to strengthen relationships and support healthy development

 Register for the Conference:

https://uaimhannualconference.eventbrite.com

Cost: $100 (includes box lunch and 2019 UAIMH membership)

6 NASW CEU Credit Hours

6  Psychology CEUs

For more information contact: uaimh.info@gmail.com

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Centre National de Danse-Thérapie | Families in Motion: Dance Therapy with Babies and Young Children (Montreal, Canada)
Jan
27
9:30 AM09:30

Centre National de Danse-Thérapie | Families in Motion: Dance Therapy with Babies and Young Children (Montreal, Canada)

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The National Centre for Dance Therapy is honoured to welcome Dr. Suzi Tortora in Montreal for a new workshop on dance therapy with babies and young children, dedicated towards dance therapists, dance and health professionals, parents and all those who are interested in using dance therapy with this population. 

Become aware of the different ways young children communicate, learn and express themselves, through their movements and their senses. Learn skills that will prove useful to all the professionals and parents involved with young children, with or without special needs. Dr. Suzi Tortora will present her dance therapy program Ways of Seeing, which explores the non-verbal clues of babies and young children and proposes activities favouring the growing attachment relationship and the social, emotional and cognitive development of the baby. Dedicated to parents, educators and professionals, these activities can be used with families and groups and in therapeutic, hospital and preventative contexts, as well as for dyadic and individuals care.

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92nd Street Y | Dr. Suzi Tortora presents Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York City)
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

92nd Street Y | Dr. Suzi Tortora presents Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York City)

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(CE Credits for weekend available! Course is fully approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route credit for R-DMT training. Please contact Kelley Lindhardt through this website for more information.)

Dance Therapy Program
Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children

Dr. Suzi Tortora presents Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children: Explore activities that support how young children learn and communicate, early attachment relationships and social, emotional and cognitive development.

Sensitize yourself to the ways young children learn and express themselves through their movement and senses.

For parents, caregivers and professionals, these activities are used with families or groups and in dyadic or individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative and child-care settings.

$325 until Dec 28 / $350 after
January 6th TBD

*Course is fully approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route credit for R-DMT training. All Dance Therapy courses are eligible for CE hours. For further information about the ADTA, visit www.adta.org.

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American Art Therapy Association | Re-Envisioning Art Therapy: Shifting From Scarcity and Struggle to Community and Abundance (Miami)
Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

American Art Therapy Association | Re-Envisioning Art Therapy: Shifting From Scarcity and Struggle to Community and Abundance (Miami)

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Re-Envisioning Art Therapy: Shifting From Scarcity and Struggle to Community and Abundance

Kelley Linhardt, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, Kate McIntosh, MA, ATR-BC

Location: Orchid A/B

Edith Kramer advised new graduates to work three days a week but, for most, full time work plus additional hours to obtain credentials and make a living wage is necessary. This focus group will work to re-envision the profession to prioritize abundance, community and creativity and deemphasize scarcity, overwork, and burnout. Melissa Kate McIntosh trained as an art therapist at Pratt Institute and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She currently has a thriving private practice as a licensed creative arts therapist in Manhattan while completing post-doctoral training for licensure for clinical psychology.

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American Dance Therapy Association | Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Online Learning, Observing & Dancing Works (Salt Lake City)
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

American Dance Therapy Association | Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Online Learning, Observing & Dancing Works (Salt Lake City)

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Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Online Learning, Observing & Dancing Works

Dr Suzi Tortora, Candy Beers-Kim, Karen Bradley, Zita Gil, Jennifer Ellyson, Ilse DeKoeyer-Laros, Barbara Nordstrom- Loeb, Krestin Radonovich, Jennifer Whitley present "Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Online Learning, Observing & Dancing Works"

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American Dance Therapy Association | LMA in Practice: Frameworks to support the creative process – integrating art, science and culture (Salt Lake City)
Oct
12
11:15 AM11:15

American Dance Therapy Association | LMA in Practice: Frameworks to support the creative process – integrating art, science and culture (Salt Lake City)

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LMA in Practice: Frameworks to support the creative process – integrating art, science and culture

Dr. Suzi Tortora, Katya Bloom, Nancy Beardall, Jane Wilson Cathcart, and Jessica Young present "LMA in Practice: Frameworks to support the creative process – integrating art, science and culture"

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3rd European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) Conference | The Body and Digital Use of Technology Panel (Athens, Greece)
Oct
6
4:15 PM16:15

3rd European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) Conference | The Body and Digital Use of Technology Panel (Athens, Greece)

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Body and Digital Technology Panel: The Body and Digital use of technology for DMT training, therapeutic practice, body movement movement practices such as authentic movement, presentations (apps, webi-nairs, etc.)

Location: Atrium

Chairperson: Marcia Plevin ( Italy)

Members of the Panel: Eila Goldhahn (UK) Julia Markarova ( Nether- lands, Russia) Suzi Tortora ( USA) online: Eleni Sokolova (Russia), T. Zhou ( China/Netherlands)

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3rd European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) Conference | Chronic Pain, Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)/ Somatization Syndromes (SS) & Early Attachment (Athens, Greece)
Oct
6
2:15 PM14:15

3rd European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) Conference | Chronic Pain, Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)/ Somatization Syndromes (SS) & Early Attachment (Athens, Greece)

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Chronic Pain, Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)/ Somatization Syndromes (SS) & Early Attachment: Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Healing.

Location: Museum

Dr. Suzi Tortora presents "Chronic Pain, Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)/ Somatization Syndromes (SS) & Early Attachment: Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Healing."

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3rd European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) Conference | Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Learning, Observing & Dancing Through Cyberspace Works for DMT (Athens, Greece)
Oct
5
4:15 PM16:15

3rd European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) Conference | Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Learning, Observing & Dancing Through Cyberspace Works for DMT (Athens, Greece)

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Dancing Together Around the World from Home: How Learning, Observing & Dancing Through Cyberspace Works for DMT.

Location: Workshop Space
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Dr. Suzi Tortora presents with students Fabiana Dos Reis Marchiori, Izabela Guzek, Jessica Heuvels, Neva Kralj, Alenka LinVrbančič Simonič, Jennifer Whitley, Emma Gran, Elli Kita and Ruby Worth

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Codart University for the Arts | Masters in Dance Therapy | Families in Motion (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Jul
2
to Jul 5

Codart University for the Arts | Masters in Dance Therapy | Families in Motion (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Families in Motion: The Dancing Dialogue- Using the Power of Movement to Support Communication and Attachment with Infants, Young Children, and Families using Ways of Seeing, at Codart University for the Arts, Masters in Dance Therapy.  Director: Nicki Wentholt. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 

 

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

LIMS 40th Anniversary Conference 2018 | When and How Do We Use LMA in Dance/Movement Therapy Clinical Practice? (New York City)

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Ways of Seeing: A LMA/BF based DMT program

Suzi Tortora, Director/Founder: Dancing Dialogue LCAT LMHC PLLC
Karen Bradley, President Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies CMA

When And How Do We Use LMA

Panel Discussion

When and How Do We Use LMA in Dance/Movement Therapy Clinical Practice?
Panel members will share their individual thoughts as to how LMA has been influential in their DMT clinical practices, citing a specific clinical example of when and how a particular aspect of LMA was of pivotal importance in their work. The aim is to reflect on which elements of the LMA frameworks have proved most insightful for clinical practice.

Panelists

Nancy Beardall PhD, BC-DMT, LMHC, CMA
Katya Bloom PhD, BC-DMT, CMA
Jane Wilson Cathcart LCSW-R, BC-DMT, CMA
Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., LCAT, LMHC, NCC, CMA, KMP

 

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The World Association of Infant Mental Health | Navigating the Nature Nurture Paradigm Using Dance, Music, and Play to Build the Attachment Relationship in a Five-Year Triadic Treatment (Rome, Italy)
May
27
1:15 PM13:15

The World Association of Infant Mental Health | Navigating the Nature Nurture Paradigm Using Dance, Music, and Play to Build the Attachment Relationship in a Five-Year Triadic Treatment (Rome, Italy)

Presented with Miri Keren, MD. 

 “From Dissonance to Dancing Dialogue: Navigating the Nature Nurture Paradigm Using Dance, Music, and Play to Build the Attachment Relationship in a Five-Year Triadic Treatment”

Miri Keren (Israel) reflects in her speech “The concept of Co-Parenthood Constellation as the basis of the triadic father-infant-mother psychotherapy” the father's significance in PIP. It turned out that new fathers develop a Primary Paternal Preoccupation as well as new mothers do. A case vignette will illustrate how, in the triadic interaction, the infant meets the expression of an internalized mental representation of each parent's own co-parenting experiences he/she has lived in their childhood. Elizabeth Tuters (Toronto) is concerned with the questions how do we as psychoanalysts and psychotherapists approach the problems parents present to us with their infants and young children? How do we begin to unpack the symptoms and gather information to help formulate the issues? In her model “Observation, Understanding, Reflection (OUR)” she shows how with the use of a psychoanalytic lens, which values being attentive to our own internal states in contact with the impact of the primitive emotional states within parent-infant/child relationships. Women who became pregnant during their psychoanalysis or who started being pregnant with psychotherapy sometimes need PIP after birth. Christiane Ludwig-Körner (Berlin) deals in her contribution “Methodological considerations regarding parent-infant psychotherapy” how this setting change can succeed.

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May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Zero to Three | Building Resilience in Young Children and their Families: Body-Mind Approaches (New York City)

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How the body speaks: The Nonverbal cues of trauma between Mother and Baby
Speakers: 
Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC
Daniel Schechter, M.D., Habil., DFAACAP

The Moving Child
Speaker: Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC

Co-sponsored by Bank Street and the Ackerman Institute for the Family

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Following their Lead: Medical Dance Therapy for Infants, Children and Their Families (Philadelphia)
Apr
21
9:45 AM09:45

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Following their Lead: Medical Dance Therapy for Infants, Children and Their Families (Philadelphia)

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Dr. Suzi will be presenting together with Jennifer Whitley at the Pediatric Medical Creative Arts Therapy Conference which will be held:

Friday, April 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon

She will be presenting on:

Saturday, April 21st from 9:45am to 10:45am

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Autism Treatment & Research Center | The parental protective shield as the focus of therapeutic work with high risk children (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Mar
27
8:30 AM08:30

Autism Treatment & Research Center | The parental protective shield as the focus of therapeutic work with high risk children (Tel Aviv, Israel)


Autism Treatment & Research Center is pleased to invite you to the conference: 
"The parental protective shield as the focus of therapeutic work with high risk children"

Guest lecturer: Dr. Suzi Tortora, New-York
Ed.D, DC-DMT, CMA, LCAT

 

Program

08:30 – 09:00      
Gathering

09:00 – 09:15      
Greetings and introduction, Mrs. Nilly Aronson, MA, Clinical psychologist, Professional manager of Autism in the Autism Treatment & Research Center 

09:15 – 11:15
"The Dancing Dialogue" – The body movement and non-verbal communication – Demonstration of work with Autistic children and their parents – Dr. Suzi Tortora 

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break 

11:45 – 12:40
Presentation of a video recorded intake – Mrs. Inbar Riklis
Discussion: Using the DC 0-5 guide to a multi-dimensional understanding of the infants symptom", Dr. Miri Keren 

12:40 – 13:30
Interactions from the treatment room, Mrs. Mervat Omri
Discussion, Dr. Suzi Tortora

13:30 – 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 – 14:50
Case study – Mrs. Orly Shalev
Discussion- "In the name of love – fantasy, reality and impairment in the relationship between parents and a child with a development problem, Dr. Netta Gutman Avner 

14:50 – 15:00
Closure, Mrs. Nilly Aronson


Dr. Netta Gutman Avner
Child and adolescent psychologist, psychoanalyst. Founder and manager of the mother and child clinic, the psychiatric service, health center, Tel-aviv. 

Dr. Miri Keren
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, chief of the mental health unit for infants, Geha Health Center Clalit Health Services, senior lecturer in the Tel Aviv Medical School, head of the course of psychology of infancy in the Continuing Education Program of the Tel Aviv university; Former President of the international infants, mental health society; Member of the DC 0-5 writing team. 

Mrs. Orly Shalev (MA)
Dance and movement therapist, Psychotherapist. Therapist and vice manager of the Holon unit in the Autism Treatment & Research Center. Private clinic. 

Mrs. Mervat Omri (MA) 
Dance and movement therapist, Therapist and clinical manager of kindergarten, the North Hasharon unit within the Autism Treatment & Research Center. 

Mrs. Inbar Riklis (MA) 
Dance and movement therapist, graduate of the Music and Dance Academy in Jerusalem. A Therapist and clinical manager of Hasharon Unit, The Autism Treatment & Research Center. 

Mrs. Nilly Aronson (MA) 
Clinical psychologist. Professional Manager of Autism in the Autism Treatment & Research Center. Head of the internship program of clinical psychology within the Center for research and treatment of Autism. Tutoring students in psychotherapy advanced program, Tel Aviv University.
 

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The Israeli Association For Infant Mental Health | Understanding baby’s embodied experience to promote social-emotional developments (Israel)
Mar
26
8:30 AM08:30

The Israeli Association For Infant Mental Health | Understanding baby’s embodied experience to promote social-emotional developments (Israel)

Dr. Suzi Tortora: Communicating without words

It is not just what you say but how you say it - with your body - that counts. We communicate with babies, and each other, before we even say a word. Babies also talk to us right from the beginning through their facial expressions, body actions, the quality of their vocalizations and even the way they look at us. This embodied experiential nature of our interactions can be used to understand the underlying meaning of an infant and young child’s behaviors as well as build emotional expression, social engagement and strengthen the attachment relationship.

This talk will demonstrate how dance, movement, music and rhythmic activities can be used to support and treat early relationship difficulties through a nonverbal lens. Participants will be introduced to a nonverbal analysis tool that can be used for clinical observation; assessment; and video-feedback parenting-infant education and intervention.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the role of embodied, multisensory, and preverbal experience in early infancy and childhood emotional/social development.

  • Understand the role of nonverbal analysis for assessment and clinical intervention with infants, young children and their caregivers.

  • Winnicott to neuroscience: learn how object relations theory and current neuroscience research provide a foundation for creative and movement-based interventions.

  • Learn how creative, multimodal and interactive explorations using dance, movement, dance-play, music and nonverbal expression are used to facilitate psychobehavioral change to treat early relationship difficulties.

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The Israeli Association of Creative & Expressive Therapies | Trauma, stress and postpartum depression: Video-analysis and DMT treatment of a parent-infant attachment relationship (Israel)
Mar
25
9:15 AM09:15

The Israeli Association of Creative & Expressive Therapies | Trauma, stress and postpartum depression: Video-analysis and DMT treatment of a parent-infant attachment relationship (Israel)

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.
 

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Feb
22
to Feb 25

Programa de Entrenamiento en Danza Movimiento Terapia | Supervision Classes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Lecture series and supervision at Programa de Entrenamiento en Danza Movimiento Terapia de Buenos Aires - Brecha - Buenos Aires Dance Movement Therapy Training Program

February 22 - 25, 2018
Dance Movement Therapy with Children. 
Intensive Week:  Dancing Dialogue.  Dr. Suzi Tortora BC-DMT

dra.dianafischman@gmail.com
www.brecha.com.ar
Te: (5411) 4542-4623/4857

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92Y Harkness Dance Center | Dance For Children And Adolescents On The Autistic Spectrum: Therapeutic And Educational Approaches (New York)
Feb
17
to Feb 20

92Y Harkness Dance Center | Dance For Children And Adolescents On The Autistic Spectrum: Therapeutic And Educational Approaches (New York)

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Intensive: Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum — Therapeutic and Educational Approaches

Dr. Diane Duggan, Tina Erfer, Catherine Gallant and Dr. Suzi Tortora

In this experiential DEL course, participants will learn about characteristics and identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Four experts in the field will present a variety of educational and therapeutic approaches to engage the strengths of youngsters with ASD and effectively address relationship, behavioral and learning issues through dance.

$375 until Feb 9 / $400 after

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92Y Harkness Dance Center | Intensive: Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York, NY)
Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

92Y Harkness Dance Center | Intensive: Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York, NY)

Sensitize yourself to the ways young children learn and express themselves through their movement and senses.

Explore nonverbal cues and movement activities that support early attachment relationships and social, emotional and cognitive development. For parents, caregivers and professionals, these activities are used with families or groups and in dyadic or individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative and child-care settings.

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92Y Harkness Dance Center | Intensive: Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York, NY)
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

92Y Harkness Dance Center | Intensive: Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Children (New York, NY)

Sensitize yourself to the ways young children learn and express themselves through their movement and senses.

Explore nonverbal cues and movement activities that support early attachment relationships and social, emotional and cognitive development. For parents, caregivers and professionals, these activities are used with families or groups and in dyadic or individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative and child-care settings.

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Nov
16
8:30 AM08:30

CT-AIMH 2017 Fall Conference |The Underlying Meaning of Infant and Young Children’s Behaviors (Branford, CT)

The Underlying Meaning of Infant and Young Children’s Behaviors: how the embodied experiential nature of our interactions can build emotional expression, social engagement and strengthen the attachment relationship between infants/young children and their caregivers.

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