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Let’s Dance! Using Movement, Dance, Play, and Embodied Mindfulness


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Bundles:
Summer Symposium 2020
Category:
Children and Adolescents |  Health & Wellness |  Mindfulness |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Stress Reduction
Trainer:
Suzi Tortora
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours



Description

During this stressful time of COVID-19 isolation, social unrest, racial activism, justice, and equality how do we as people - both professionals and parents with young children – help children express the array of diverse feelings and questions they have but may not be able to find the words to express them? Equally challenging and vital, how do we find the time for our own personal reflection, when we have limited privacy and bandwidth while managing work and family life? And, as professionals working with “at-risk” families how do we hold a child’s attention through video conferencing – which may be our only means of connection for the foreseeable future? Though mindfulness activities are helpful, it can be very difficult to slow down, breathe and focus our own, and children’s minds when our bodies are feeling restless and agitated from confinement and inner chaos. Dr. Suzi Tortora, internationally acclaimed dance/movement therapist, teacher, author and senior dance/movement therapist at Integrative Medicine Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s MSK Kids, addresses these concerns introducing you to specific methods she has created to support you as a professional, parent and individual. Learn ways to listen and dialogue deeply with your own feelings, thoughts, images and sensations using her “Embodied Listening -Embodied Sensing” self-management method. From this grounded awareness, learn specific clinical tips and activities for children ages birth – seven, using movement, dance, and story to help families engage with their children, release stress, enhance self-expression and be able to implement mindful practices that support both caregivers and their children to support self-regulation and coping.  

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe (2) specific mindful movement and dance- based activities using the “Embodied Listening -Embodied Sensing” self-management method for coping. 
  2. Describe (2) specific movement and dance- based activities to support self- expression in young children while engaging the professional and child during video conferencing sessions.
  3. Describe (2) movement and dance- based activities for parent and child to support positive engagement and co-regulation while at home.
  4. Describe (2) movement and dance- based activities to help young children focus their attention reaching a mindful state of awareness to support self -regulation and coping.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

Completion Requirements This workshop requires individuals to participate in polls throughout the presentation. Participants must participate in at least 75% of the polls correctly to pass. 
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Credits - CEUs

Completion Requirements This workshop requires individuals to participate in polls throughout the presentation. Participants must participate in at least 75% of the polls correctly to pass. 


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS OASAS

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Trainer

Suzi Tortora's Profile

Suzi Tortora Related seminars and products: 2

Ed.D., BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC, NCC

Dancing Dialogue


Suzi Tortora, LCAT, LMHC, PLLC, is the founder and director of Dancing Dialogue, a creative arts psychotherapy practice in Cold Spring, NY 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.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

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