2017 Expressive Therapies Summit: NYC - Registration Site


EVENING SESSIONS


Tickets $39 per session
(not included in daily registration fee)

Guests welcome with ticket purchase


 

SELF-CARE WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY, October 12

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Qi-Gong & Inner Smile Meditation for Self-Care & Energy Enhancement
Pratt Institute - Thursday
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Graduate Department of Creative Arts Therapy, Co-Host

Mitchell Rabin, MA

Cultivating self-care is one of the cornerstones of being a good counselor, therapist, caregiver, or educator. In this 2-hour evening workshop we will focus on the joys and pleasures of using Qi-Gong and several other techniques for letting go of stress in creative ways. Letting go is an art, but also a skill that is learnable and teachable. And using it in conjunction with meditation to get to the distress in work and life can also be taught to our clients. These techniques are effective for re-building life-force as well as connecting to pleasure (you deserve it!), capacity for humor, and Self. To gain a deeper understanding of energy, psyche, and life-force, join us and learn to let go!

This session not eligible for CE Credits



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HeART Yoga of Tibet: Opening Up to Giving & Receiving

Pratt Institute - Thursday
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Graduate Department of Creative Arts Therapy, Co-Host

Iiris Bjornberg, RN

Tibetan Heart Yoga is an ancient series of holistic practices, both physical and spiritual, that bring together the body, mind, heart, and emotions. In it, the meditative and spiritual aspects of yoga are of equal importance as the postures. There are ten series or levels of practice, each focusing on a different aspect of body and mind. For instance, Series 1 works to develop compassion, Series 2 focuses on wisdom, Series 3 on equanimity (loving all beings equally), and so forth. Each of the standard yoga poses is accompanied by an additional pose that will be new for you that can deepen and strengthen the effect of their sister poses. But the most important difference in this yoga tradition is how you breathe and what you think about as you do your exercises. Come learn a new way to achieve a more enduring calm, clarify your thoughts, and stay in a patient, wise, and non-judgmental state. No previous yoga experience necessary. If possible, please bring a yoga mat with you.

This session not eligible for CE Credits



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yoga of the Voice: Authentic Voicework™ for Release

Pratt Institute - Thursday
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Graduate Department of Creative Arts Therapy, Co-Host

Stephanie Heidemann

Paul Newham, founder of Voice-Movement Therapy, said that in order for a genuine catharsis to be facilitated, there has to be an open channel through which psychic energy can be released, and the voice provides such a channel. Authentic Voicework is a process of melting open the body-mind-spirit to open the flow of emotion, creative thought, and innovation to transcend the fear that keeps us locked in the box of our minds. In working with the Voice there is a sense of empowerment, resilience, and new-found freedom. Playful singing games untangle the complex set of emotions and intimidation people feel about the voice and singing. Singing meditation relaxes the participant, opening them to listen and learn new possibilities and potentials that lay within. We improvise and harmonize with others to share in our newly found creativity. Participants will explore their ideas and respond to the group's collective sounds in group improvisations. No previous musical experience necessary!

This session
not eligible for CE Credits



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rhythmic Transformation through Drumming, Sound & Movement
SUMMIT FAVORITE!

College of New Rochelle - Thursday
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805

Graduate Program in Art Therapy/Counseling, Co-Host

Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, LCAT
Mary E. Knysh

This 2-hour experiential workshop will integrate group drumming and rhythmic activities with intentional movement and vocal expression to create a unique community-building experience. Through interactive icebreakers, drum circle games, and self-expression techniques, participants will be guided through the group facilitation process, and learn how to implement these activities into treatment for the clinical populations with whom they work. No drumming experience necessary.

Eligible for 2.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits




7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Breema: Interoceptive Movement for Self Care & Transformation in the Therapeutic Relationship

Pratt Institute - Thursday
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Graduate Department of Creative Arts Therapy, Co-Host

Angela Porter, MA, LMFT, CATC, CMT
Carrie Gray, LMFT, MA
Matthew Tousignant, MA

Breema, a dynamic and playful interoceptive movement practice will be used to potentiate body-mind connection as a catalyst for self-care and transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Its commonsense wisdom guides the practitioner to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance. Breema's exercises use nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches, and rhythmic movements to foster physical, mental, and emotional balance. Issues including compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout are mitigated, while empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and an atmosphere of aliveness are nurtured. In this 2-hour evening workshop, emphasis will be placed on the experience of the practitioner by focusing on individual and partner movements as well as self-care exercises. We will explore the principles underlying this practice: No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, and No Force, to discover how they can foster a relaxed and openhearted relationship with life. No prior experience necessary. Come prepared to relax and enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: Continuing education credit approval for programs in which the subject matter features yoga and/or meditation varies per state. Please verify with your professional licensing board that your state will accept credits for programs such as this.

Clock/CE hours TBD


FRIDAY, October 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SpiritSong Circle: Resonant Vocalization for Energy, Healing & Release

Executive Conference Center - Friday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)
 

Celia Bockhoff, MSW, LCSW, SEP 

SpiritSong, a natural vocal practice developed by Shawna Carol, viscerally empowers our natural expressions of aliveness and self-determination. In this 2-hour evening workshop, we will consciously engage breath, chant, toning, and vocalization. Entering into deep listening and compassionate witnessing, we will allow our unique healing songs to flow through us, unfiltered and true. A brief overview of how the workshop leader has broadened and integrated this intuitive vocal practice into somatic and contemplative psychotherapies will be provided. No vocal experience needed!

PLEASE NOTE: Continuing education credit approval for programs in which the subject matter features yoga and/or meditation varies per state. Please verify with your professional licensing board that your state will accept credits for programs such as this.

Eligible for 2.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing, SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sculpting Relationships: A Dynamic Technique for Couples & Family Therapy

Executive Conference Center - Friday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)

Paula Ochs, LCSW, CP, PAT
Jude Webster, DSW, MA, LCSW


In this 2-hour evening workshop, we will demonstrate how to use “sculpting,” a dynamic family therapy technique with roots in psychodrama. Sculpting uses people, not clay, as its medium to clarify relationships in the family, and the therapist's relationship to the family members. The sculpting process helps clients to overcome therapeutic impasses through non-verbal interaction. Workshop participants will be invited to share case vignettes with the group. These will be used to demonstrate through group activity how the sculpting process can augment verbal counseling and psychotherapy through this engaging dramatic approach, thus facilitating discovery, insight, and healing.

Eligible for 2.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits




7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Integrating Somatic & Sensory Therapies with Play for Treating Complex Trauma Across the Lifespan

Executive Conference Center - Friday 
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street) 

Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna, PsyD, RPT-S


Somatic psychotherapy is a holistic approach that incorporates the client’s mind, body, emotions, and spirit into the healing process. Through the lens of somatic and sensory-based therapies, this 2-hour evening workshop will explore how trauma affects the development of the brain and body, emphasizing the use of body language and non-verbal cues to understand the "somatic narrative" in treatment rather than relying on verbal communication alone.  Participants will learn sensory and embodied play therapy interventions to decrease trauma symptoms and increase resiliency, adaptive meaning-making, and new competencies in children, adolescents, and adults with complex trauma histories.

Eligible for 2.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT, APT**
**APT CE only available to mental health practitioners



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stressbusting: Writing Through Troubled Times

Executive Conference Center - Friday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street) 

Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC

Have any sort of modern life anxieties? Let's take a pause, take a breath, and bust some stress! In this 2-hour workshop, you'll be given a template for a one-hour journal group on stressbusting through writing. You will be expertly guided through the experience of creating new relationships with stress through short, structured, sequenced writes. We'll talk about ways you can use this ready-made template with clients and client groups in treatment. You'll leave the workshop with a simple yet powerful tool to share with your clients, students, or group members. And you'll have a valuable new method for your own stress busting!

Eligible for 2.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing, SWNYS, LCAT
Not eligible for APT Credits




SATURDAY, October 14

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday Evening Networking Mixer


PASSION8!
An Evening of Food
Drink & Connection

with those who share
your professional passions


Group Mixing


Location
SOCIAL BAR
795 8th Avenue (between 48th/49th streets)
second floor walkup


Dance Connection

Lite Fare • Open Bar • Music & More
further details forthcoming


Limited Capacity
Requires $39 event ticket
available during registration process
Guests welcome!

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