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Mind-Body-Soul Summer Symposium 2020


Thank you for your interest in joining us on this week-long healing journey! The world has been a tumultuous place and we want to give you tools and techniques to take better care of yourself and your clients.

Please see the Course schedule tab to learn more about all of the courses you will gain access to when registering for the whole summer symposium. If you are not able to attend a live program, you will be given access to the archive (no CEUs available). If you would like self-study CEUs for a presentation you missed please email us to be transferred to the self-study version of the program.

Credits - CEUs

CEUs Please see the "Course Schedule" tab for the individual continuing education credits for each course. 


Alli Berman's Profile

Alli Berman Related seminars and products: 2


Alli Berman, MA, PAT, is a Brain Fitness expert, Artist, Author, Educator, and workshop leader for 40+ years. She received a BA in Education and a BA in Art from Stony Brook University, an MS/Abt from the Pratt Institute, and an MA in Education with a concentration in Neuroscience Approach from Gateway University. She is currently enrolled in a PhD Program in Education w a concentration in Neuroscience Approach from Gateway University. Alli is an educational advisor to the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and founder of Anti-Aging Art and Brain Fitness Art. Half a million people have benefited from her arts, professional development, therapy, creativity and educational programs. Alli has provided workshops to behavioral optometrists, school based, private practice, and rehabilitation therapists and staff. Her programs are used in the military and in 16 countries across the globe in a variety of healthcare settings. Her art is in museums, galleries and corporate and private collections worldwide.

Margaret (Peg) Crawford's Profile

Margaret (Peg) Crawford Related seminars and products: 4

LMHC, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified EFT Practitioner

Peg Crawford, LMHC, has 40 years’ experience in counseling in Buffalo, NY.  She provides a unique approach to counseling by offering and teaching techniques that support the healing process in a holistic manner.  These techniques include Reiki, sound healing, Law of Attraction and Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping). Peg has been a Reiki Master Teacher for over 12 years and is an EFT Intermediate Level Practitioner. When these healing and energy techniques are added to the counseling process, many people become empowered to change their life through daily practices that help alleviate physical, emotional and spiritual pain, and move more quickly toward desired goals. Peg teaches all levels of Reiki, including Reiki Master Teacher classes on a regular basis.  Previously, she was the PROS Supervisor at Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services in Buffalo. 

Donna Gaines's Profile

Donna Gaines Related seminars and products: 2


Donna Gaines, LMSW, Ph.D., has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Her work has been published in underground fanzines, numerous trade and scholarly collections, professional journals and textbooks. Subjects have included music, tattoos, youth, guns, pornography, TV talk shows, suburbia, spirituality, gender culture, technology and intergenerational love. Gaines has a Ph.D. in Sociology, and a Masters degree in Social Work. An international expert on youth violence and culture, Dr. Gaines has been interviewed extensively in newspapers, for documentaries, on radio and television. She has provided consulting services to attorneys defending young people in death penalty trials, to community leaders, school administrators, clergy, to producers and reporters in the print and broadcast media in the United States, Canada and Europe. A dynamic and popular public speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator, Gaines has taught sociology at Barnard College of Columbia University and the Graduate Faculty of New School University. Since 2013 Gaines has mentored students in social science, youth, and music studies at SUNY Empire State College.

Matthew L. Schwartz's Profile

Matthew L. Schwartz Related seminars and products: 2


Matthew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW, CASAC-T is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s MSW program. He works as a Social Worker in both public and community practice in Buffalo, New York, Matthew specializes in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and is a member of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association where he sits on their Diversity & Inclusion Committee. In his free time, he enjoys the company of his cat, the sounds of Marimba music, and a good cup of black coffee. Matthew will begin his Doctor of Social Work studies at the University at Buffalo this Fall.

Lidia J. Snyder's Profile

Lidia J. Snyder Related seminars and products: 2


Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Lidia Snyder, LMSW, RYT-500, TCTSY-F is a Registered Yoga Teacher as well as a Certified TCTSY Facilitator and accredited TCTSY trainer of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment. She teaches traditional Hatha Yoga and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga across Western New York, including organizational and individual clients. She has worked in child welfare and juvenile justice over the past 25 years and has taught graduate level courses in child welfare and organizational behavior. Lidia is a contributing author on the newly released Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma.  

Suzi Tortora's Profile

Suzi Tortora Related seminars and products: 2


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.

Sabrina N'Diaye's Profile

Sabrina N'Diaye Related seminars and products: 2


Dr. Sabrina is a therapist, storyteller, and peacebuilder. She is the founder of the Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing in Baltimore, Maryland and a Senior faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She has led Global Trauma Relief programs across the US, the Middle East, East Africa, and Central Asia. 

Her many audiences include police departments, flight attendants, healing artists, peacebuilders, and aspiring writers. She is currently mentoring mental health professional across the country in their desire to make a living while serving humanity.

Kimberly Morrow's Profile

Kimberly Morrow Related seminars and products: 2


With 30 years of experience, Kimberly Morrow specializes in helping her clients live well with anxiety, provides workshops for Pesi, Inc, and is co-owner of, providing online training and consultation to therapists. Kimberly is a graduate of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation's Behavior Therapy Institute and a board member of OCD Pennsylvania. Additionally, Kimberly is an active member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, serving on many committees. She is the 2012 recipient of the Clinician Outreach Award and the 2015 Member of Distinction Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She is the author of Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple but Not Easy Ways to Live Well with Anxiety (2011) and the co-author of CBT for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry and OCD.

Elaine Hammond, LMSW's Profile

Elaine Hammond, LMSW Related seminars and products: 4


Elaine Hammond, LMSW, has been employed in the field of social work for over thirty-five years, working with a wide variety of client systems. She is dedicated to praxis models that integrate the best in evidence-based practice, authentic relationship and creativity in support of the body, mind and spirit of client systems and practitioners, alike. She has had the opportunity to study with teachers as varied as Herbert Benson, Bessel van der Kolk, Carolyn Myss, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh in academic, retreat and online settings. In the past ten years Elaine has helped to develop courses in Trauma & Human Rights, Social Context & Human Biology, and Spirituality at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and in Mindfulness and Professional Development at the School of Law. In addition to teaching, she trains and consults and presents in trauma theory, biology of trauma, self-care and mindfulness-based interventions. Elaine has a small private practice where she works with very young children and their families as well as with adults whose traumatizing event occurred in early childhood. She mentors practitioners of many disciplines who are looking to integrate mindfulness in their practices, as well as working with practitioners experiencing their own life challenges.  

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