Wellness Classes

2009 — 2008

arrow June 7, 2009, Creative Art Therapies
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service Presents
Spring Continuing Education Courses in Creative Art Therapies

Creative Arts Therapy Day:
Psychodrama and Art Therapy Workshop

Sunday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This unique, half-day creative seminar in group therapy will introduce participants to psychodrama and art as therapeutic techniques. Participants from the first CAT workshop will deepen their skills and learn new techniques. Registration requested by May 20.

Psychodrama – Gay French-Ottaviani, LCSW, CP, is a certified psychodramatist,
group therapist and licensed clinical social worker.

Art Therapy – Ker Beckley, clinical art therapist and artist, is the
Director of Art Therapy at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital.

Regular fee: $50; Alumni/Field Instructor fee: $45; Student fee: $40

arrow May 31, 2009, Creative Art Therapies
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service Presents
Spring Continuing Education Courses in Creative Art Therapies

Creative Arts Therapy Day:
Dance, Music and Poetry Therapy Workshop

Sunday, May 31, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

This unique, half-day creative seminar in group therapy will introduce participants to music, dance, and poetry as therapeutic techniques. Participants from the first CAT workshop will deepen their skills and learn new techniques.

Dance Therapy – Suzi Tortora, Ed.D, ADTR, CMA, LCAT, LMHC, KMP

Dr. Tortora has a private dance movement psychotherapy practice, in New York City and the Hudson Valley area of New York. She has developed the Integrative Medicine Services dance therapy program for pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she is the senior dance therapist; and is currently involved in research studying the multisensory pain management protocol she has created for infants and young children. Dr. Tortora trains allied professionals and lectures about her dance therapy work with infants and families, at national and international professional meetings and universities. She is on the board of the New York Zero-to-Three Network; and on the Advisory Board of MarbleJam Kids, Inc, A Non-profit Serving Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, where she is currently directing the adaptation of her Ways of Seeing program for their art, music and dance therapy programs. Dr. Tortora has been featured on "Good Morning America" and Eyewitness Five-O'Clock News, WABC –TV; Women's Day magazine; and New Yorker magazine. She has published papers about her therapeutic and nonverbal communication analysis work with children, parent-infant dyads, and Autism Spectrum Disorders;. has twice been guest editor of the Zero to Three Journal; and has recently published a book with Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company titled The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children. Dr. Tortora received her degree in child development, education and psychology from Tufts University; her dance movement therapy masters degree at New York University; and her doctorate with a specialization in infancy/early childhood development, psychology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has done extensive study and training in the field of infancy and early childhood research, development, education, communication and intervention through the Zero to Three Institute. She has studied Authentic Movement with Janet Adler & Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Dr. Tortora is also a certified Laban Movement Analyst, and Kestenberg Movement Profiler.

Poetry and Journal Therapy – Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, is a registered poetry therapist, a clinical social worker, an EMDR practitioner, a certified hypnotist, an AMRC disaster mental health clinician and an internal family systems practitioner.

Music Therapy – Karen Popkin, LCAT, HPMT, MT-BC, provides music therapy services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Regular fee: $50; Alumni/Field Instructor fee: $45; Student fee: $40

arrow Jan 31, 2009, Spring Weekend Workshop
Spring Weekend Workshop

Dance Therapy and Focusing

with Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger, ADTR and Dr. Joan Lavender, PsyD

When: Jan 31, Feb 1, Feb 7, 2009 from 1 – 6pm

Cost: $250 plus reg. fee (save 50% on reg. fee by registering online)

Where: 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10128 call 212.415.5500

Gendlin's Experiential Focusing is a bodily-centered therapy process which gives you access to a deep level of knowing, leading to inner transformation you can feel immediately and apply to your life. While most approaches to therapy are based on the assumption that it is good to be more "in touch" with yourself, Focusing teaches you how to do this. Focusing is a highly-regarded and well-researched process that has been shown to correlate with positive life change, enhanced self-esteem, and the experience of integration and wholeness. This workshop will explore the relationship from the dimension of Focusing to the world of movement and dance improvisation. Identify felt senses (as distinct from emotions) in your body. Enable the felt sense to communicate its message to you, from the edge of your awareness. Use dance movement improvisation and felt sensing together for healing. Eligible for ADTA CEUs.

arrow October 2008, B.I.T.E. The Body Image Transformation Experience®

B.I.T.E. The Body Image Transformation Experience®
Mentoring Group

Fran Weiss LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP
www.FranWeiss.com

Charges: $415 per month Paid through Pay Pal or Personal Check $150 for
pre-group consultation.

Applications now being accepted. Limited space: Maximum of 9 candidates will be accepted for group. Insurance reimbursement can be applied for.

    For Those Who:
  • Overeat despite intellectual, emotional, and nutritional knowledge
  • Feel in and out of control
  • Are in battle with themselves
  • Are afraid to hope that the urge to eat can ever be resolved
  • Have body image issues
    The Group Will:
  • Partner with you as a "change agent" in your interaction with food
  • Move you from your stuck position
  • Teach you skills learned from advances in neuro-science to achieve self regulation
  • Make use of experiential methods geared to shake up negative body image towards
    a more balanced, positive perception of self