Wellness Classes

2005

arrow November 18, 2005
Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) Fall Networking Event
Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS)
New York City, NY

Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) Fall Networking Event
November 18, 2005, 7:00 to 9:30 PM
20 Eighth Ave. (between 36th & 37th) 16th Floor – Studio 16T, New York City, NY

The Dancing Dialogue:
Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

arrow November 18, 2005
Book Signing
Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS)
New York City, NY

Book Signing
November 18, 2005, 7:00 to 9:30 PM
520 Eighth Ave. 16th Floor - Studio 16T, New York City, NY

Suzi Tortora
Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) Fall Networking Event

arrow November 17, 2005
The Dancing Dialogue
Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) and Whole Child
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

The Dancing Dialogue:
Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children to Enhance Social-Emotional Development
November 17, 2005, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

arrow November 5, 2005
Book Signing
Paul H. Brookes Publishers
Washington, D.C.

Book Signing
November 5, 2005 11:15 – 11:45 AM
Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Suzi Tortora
Zero to Three Pre-Institute, Keeping Babies on the Map
Paul H. Brookes Publishers booth

arrow November 3, 2005
Nurturing Multi-sensory Development in Infancy and Childhood

Nurturing Multi-sensory Development in Infancy and Childhood
November 3, 2005, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

This presentation will demonstrate how the nonverbal component of multi-sensory experience influences the attachment relationship, including the nonverbal messages that occur through touch. Participants will explore nonverbal cueing, and experience movement, dance and play activities that support the early infant attachment relationship while enhancing physical, cognitive, communicative and social/emotional development. These activities can be used with families, in groups, dyadic and individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative, and child care settings.

arrow November 4 – 6, 2005
Zero to Three's, 20th National Training Institute, NTI
Zero to Three
Washington, D.C.

Zero to Three's, 20th National Training Institute, NTI
November 4 – 6, 2005, Pre-Institute, November 3
Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Suzi Tortora
Keeping Babies On The Map:
Progressive Policies, Cutting-edge Research, and Innovative Practices

You can register (in July) for your session by going to www.zerotothree.org

arrow October 28, 2005
American Dance Therapy Association 40th Annual Conference
American Dance Therapy Association
Nashville, Tennessee

American Dance Therapy Association 40th Annual Conference
American Rhythms/International Rhythms
October 28, 2005
Nashville, Tennessee

Forum on Early Childhood Settings: Sixth gathering
The science and method of using multi-sensory techniques along the healing journey

arrow October 28, 2005
Book Signing
American Dance Therapy Association
Nashville, Tennessee

Book Signing
October 28, 2005, 12:45 – 2:00 PM
Nashville, Tennessee

American Dance Therapy Association 40th Annual Conference
American Rhythms/International Rhythms

arrow October 24, 2005
Emotions in Motion:
Infants, Young Children & Parents Dancing with Feelings
Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health (MI- AIMH)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Emotions in Motion:
Infants, Young Children & Parents Dancing with Feelings
October 24, 2005
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Suzi Tortora
The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Power of Movement to Support
Communication & Attachment with Young Children & Families

Support Groups & Mother-Infant Video Bonding Consultations for
Mothers Pregnant & Widowed on 9/11 (with K. Mark Sossin)

arrow October 23, 2005
Autism One Radio with Patricia Lemer
Autismone.org

Autism One Radio with Patricia Lemer
October 23, 2005, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)

Patricia Lemer
Her guest: Suzi Tortora, Ed.D.
The Dancing Dialogue:
Using movement to enhance social-emotional development

Dr. Tortora discusses how she works with children along the Autistic Spectrum.

arrow October 23, 2005
Book Signing
Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health (MI- AIMH)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Book Signing
October 23, 2005, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Suzi Tortora
Emotions in Motion: Infants, Young Children & Parents Dancing with Feelings

arrow July 30, 2005
The use of nonverbal movement analysis during the lab visits
The International Psychoanalytic Association 44th Congress
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The use of nonverbal movement analysis during the lab visits
July 30, 2005
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Anni Bergman, Sally Moskowitz, Rita Reiswig, and K. Mark Sossin
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma; What we have learned
in our work with mothers and infants affected by the trauma of 9/11

New Developments in Psychoanalysis

arrow June 23, 2005
18th Annual June Infancy Institute, Toddlers, Families:
Supporting their Growth
Bank Street College
New York City, NY

18th Annual June Infancy Institute, Toddlers, Families: Supporting their Growth
June 23, 2005
Bank Street College, New York City, NY

Exploring Children's Love of Movement
2 day lectures

arrow June 22, 2005
Exploring Children's Love of Movement
from Typical to Atypical Development
Bank Street College
New York City, NY

Exploring Children's Love of Movement from
Typical to Atypical Development
June 22, 2005, 9 – 11:15 AM & 1 – 3:15 PM
Bank Street College, New York City, NY

Infancy Institute Infants, Toddlers, Families: Supporting their Growth

arrow May 19, 2005
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: What we have learned
in our work with mothers and infants affected by the trauma of 9/11
New York Academy of Medicine
New York, New York

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma:
What we have learned in our work with mothers and infants
affected by the trauma of 9/11
May 19, 2005 8:00 PM
New York Academy of Medicine 2 East 103rd Street, New York, New York

Suzi Tortora
The Use of Nonverbal Movement Analysis in the Treatment of Women
Pregnant and Widowed on 9-11

ANNI BERGMAN is Faculty and Member, IPTAR and New York Freudian Society (NYFS); Associate Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Parent-Infant Training Program at the NYFS.

SALLY MOSKOWITZ is a Member, Faculty, and Supervisor, IPTAR; Supervisor, CUNY Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and NYU Postdoctoral Program. RITA REISWIG is Member and Faculty, IPTAR; Member and Faculty, NYFS Child Analytic Training Program; Co-founder and Co-director, NYFS Parent-Infant Training Program.

MARK SOSSIN is Associate Professor of Psychology, Pace University; Faculty and Supervisor, NYFS; Vice-President, Child Development Research; Faculty and Supervisor, Derner Institute Postdoctoral Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

SUZI TORTORA is a Nonverbal Movement Analyst, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Pediatrics; Faculty, Postgraduate Institute for Infants, Children & Families, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, and Pratt Institute.

The World Trade Center Project was conceived by Beatrice Beebe, Phyllis Cohen, and Joseph Jaffe, in collaboration with Anni Bergman and Sally Moskowitz, as a primary prevention and intervention project for pregnant 9/11 widows and their unborn or newly born babies and their older children. The Project consists of support groups for mothers and their babies and toddlers; mother-child video bonding consultations; feedback sessions with the mothers using the videotapes; and therapist peer-supervision and support group. The authors will present specific aspects of their work with these families, including the mother's transmission of the lost father to the infant (Reiswig), the disruption of primary maternal preoccupation in grieving mothers (Moskowitz), the nature of children's play in the wake of traumatic loss (Sossin), and the dynamic interplay of the maternal psychic state and the infant's emerging psyche as viewed through nonverbal movement analysis (Tortora).

Phyllis Cohen, CO-director of the World Trade Center Mother-Infant Project will lead a discussion following the presentations. Dr. Cohen is Founder, Director, Faculty, and Supervisor, The New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence; and Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU Department of Applied Psychology.

Steven Ellman, President

Anni Bergman & Carolyn Ellman, Program Committee Co-chairs

Program Committee: Jeanne Even, Roslyn Goldner, Laurence Gould, Judy Ann Kaplan,
Carol Kaye, Kathy Krauthamer, Ellen Sinkman, Neal Vorus, Tracey Strasser Vorus,
Florence Williams, and Arnold Wilson

arrow May 11, 2005
Grand Rounds at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Grand Rounds at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC)
May 11, 2005
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

arrow April 19, 2005
Postgraduate Training Program of Jewish Board
of Family and Children's Services
Institute for Infants, Children & Families

Postgraduate Training Program of Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
April 19, 2005

Suzi Tortora
Guest lecturer

arrow February 9, 2005
National Press Conference
National Press Club

National Press Conference
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 8:30 AM
The National Press Club

Dr. Tortora
Dr Tortora will be discussing her work and upcoming book:
The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children

She will be joined by Professor Janet Hamburg, who will speak about her video
"Motivating Moves for People with Parkinson's."

arrow January 30, 2005
Breakfast with the Arts
A&E National TV

Breakfast with the Arts
Sunday, January 30, 2005 8-10 AM (EST)
A&E National TV

Suzi Tortora's dance therapy work will be featured on A&E national TV. Her segment will be during 9-10 AM (EST).