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Online Training – (NEW) Creative Movement Interventions for Traumatized or Quarantined Families

April 29 Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am   Training 8:45am-4:00pm $169.00, 6 CEUs Presenters:
Joyanna Silberg, PhD
Dahlia Silberg, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
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In this experiential all-day workshop the presenters will demonstrate with audience participation various creative movement interventions that can be used with families that have experienced trauma. These interventions allow clients to embody in action, dance, and psychodrama healing metaphors of therapeutic change. The didactic portion of the program will review neurobiological theories on how trauma affects initiative, motor movements, sensation, proprioception, and somatic experiences in families and discuss why creative movement interventions aimed at the whole body’s experience of trauma can be particularly helpful in healing. The participants will have an opportunity to create a movement intervention for a ”stuck” family in their practice by applying principles learned in the workshop. Issues such as dissociative responses, rage reactions, misattunement, cognitive distortions, and emotional dysregualtion will be addressed and creative exercises that target these issues will be demonstrated. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to use these interventions to work on their own vicarious trauma and to deal with any self-critical cognitions that can interfere with their therapeutic effectiveness.

This is a time when chaotic families may be more chaotic and healthy families may rise to the occasion, but everyone can use more tools for emotional regulation when stuck at home for long periods of time. The facilitators will demonstrate and describe family activities that can help families name and explore their feelings and provide greater emotional support to each other during this frightening time.


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Learning Objectives

  • Describe how trauma affects several aspects of motor development
  • Describe a movement intervention that will help a child understand how traumatic reactions can be rechanneled, and affect can be regulated
  • Describe a family intervention with movement which may help a family feel empowered
  • Create a movement intervention that assists with processing their own vicarious trauma or self-critical cognition
  • Provide home-based activities to teach families to do together during quarantine from a pandemic


8:45 – 10:30 am

  • Neuropsychological Theories of Trauma and Families

10:30 – 10:40  BREAK

10:40 – 12:00 pm

  • Essentials of DMT and Family Sculpture

12:00 – 1:00 pm  LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • Ten Disruptions of Movement caused by Trauma and Associated Interventions.

2:30 – 2:40 pm   BREAK

2:40 – 4:00 pm

  • Affect Regulation and self-care for families and therapists.
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