Alli Berman MA PAT
Live Online (Webinar)

Using PuzzleArt™ Visualization Tools to Cope with Anxiety and Connect to Self and Others In-Person and through Telehealth


Credit Available - See Credits - CEUs tab below.

Bundles:
Summer Symposium 2020
Category:
Anxiety |  Art Therapy |  Neuroscience and Neuropsychology |  Stress Reduction |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Health & Wellness
Trainer:
Alli Berman
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
3 hours



Description

This workshop will provide an overview of the neural benefits of visualization to create and follow your own path. Through Alli’s PuzzleArt™ Therapy program, she will demonstrate how her program utilizes visualization skills to provide a safe activity that reduces stress and anxiety and promotes connection across the lifespan. There will be a focus on the use of targeted PuzzleArt™ tools to generate connection to your inner self, connection to close others, and connection to society at large. Participants will have the opportunity to practice a selection of hands-on activities and explore how the programs can be applied to use with clients both during in-person sessions as well as through telehealth. Participants will leave with tools and activities they can use in their very next session.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the neural benefits of visualization.
  2. Describe how connecting with self and others in a targeted way can help reduce stress and anxiety.
  3. Use at least 3 PuzzleArt™ techniques to find connections within yourself and with others and how to apply these techniques with your clients.

Research: PuzzleArt™ programs and tools include the use of breathing and sensorimotor grounding techniques. Additional journal articles on the relevant skills utilized in PuzzleArt™ programs include:

  1. Fortuna, J. (2016). PuzzleArt Therapy: Connecting the pieces in search of answers. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(4), https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1332&context=ojot
  2. Granet, D. B., Gomi, C. F., Ventura, R., & Miller-Scholte, A. (2005). The relationship between convergence insufficiency and ADHD. Strabismus, 13, 163-168. https://doi:10.1080/09273970500455436
  3. MacDonald, M., Lipscomb, S., McClelland, M. M., Duncan, R., Becker, D., Anderson, K., & Kile, M.(2016). Relations of preschoolers’ visual-motor and object manipulation skills with executive function and social behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise And Sport, 87(4), 396–407. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27732149/
  4. Radomski, M. V., Finkelstein, M., Llanos, I., Scheiman, M., & Wagener, S. G. (2014).Composition of a vision screen for service members with traumatic brain injury: consensus using a modified nominal group technique. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(4), 422–429. https://doi.org/10.5014/Ajot.2014.011445
  5. Swanson, M. W., Weise, K. K., Dreer, L. E., Johnston, J., Davis, R. D., Ferguson, D., Swanson, E. (2017). Academic difficulty and vision symptoms in children with concussion. Optometry and Vision Science: American Academy Of Optometry, 94(1), 60–67. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000977

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. 
Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


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

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Trainer

Alli Berman's Profile

Alli Berman Related seminars and products: 2

MA, PAT


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.


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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