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


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   23
Category:
Anxiety |  Art Therapy |  Neuroscience and Neuropsychology |  Stress Reduction |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Health & Wellness
Trainer:
Alli Berman, MA, PAT
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
2.75 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Aug 20, 2020



Description

Course Format

Recorded webinar.


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

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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.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.75


NYSED LMHC CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.75


NYSED LMFT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.75


NYSED LCAT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.75


NYSED PSY CEs/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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 2.75


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 2.75 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Handouts

Trainer

Alli Berman, MA, PAT's Profile

Alli Berman, MA, PAT Related seminars and products


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 with 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.


Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

- The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon verification of completion of all course requirements listed above. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Self-Study Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

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