Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Full-day Training Seminar for Professionals on Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Trauma

Becoming an Embodied Therapist: Accessing the Language of the Body in Treatment
October 30, 2008
Austin Texas
This all day seminar offers the opportunity for professionals to learn how to discover and trust their innate ability to "attend" empathically, respond authentically, and translate non-verbal experiences into cognitive insights. Experiential body/mind exercises based on dance/movement therapy principles will be used along with didactic presentation, to integrate a more embodied approach into traditional psychotherapy theory and practice. Participants will learn how embodied methods can be used to treat eating disorders, addiction and trauma, with special focus on how to:
· Be more fully present and congruent.
· Facilitate a somatic state of readiness
· Become a more embodied therapist
· Apply nonverbal concepts and techniques that deepen the process of expression and communication.
· Utilize treatment techniques based on mind/body congruity to deal with entrenched body-image problems and other issues underlying treatment of eating disorders, addiction and trauma.
· Define and understand the importance of developing a positive body image.
· Track the process of therapy so as to not become lost in the experience of attending.

Susan Kleinman, MA, ADTR, NCC, is dance/movement therapist for residential and outpatient services at The Renfrew Center of Florida. Ms. Kleinman is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, a past president of the American Dance Therapy Association, and a past Chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She is a co- editor of The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Healing Through Relationship Series, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.

This seminar is being sponsored by the American Dance Therapy Association as part of their 43rd Annual Conference, Dance/Movement Therapy for a Diverse Society: Evidence and Ideas.
The ADTA ( Provider #5739) is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors ( NBCC) and will offer six continuing education hours for attendance at this seminar.

For more information, please contact The American Dance therapy Association: 410/997-4040,
E mail or The Renfrew Center of Florida: Susan kleinman: 954/698-9222, ext 2087 or E mail

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