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Friday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Mindful Compassion & Connection with Traumatized Clients: A Multimodal Approach

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In this daylong Master Class, we will explore a range of transference and countertransference issues encountered when working with traumatized populations. Recent neuroscience research distinguishing compassion from empathy will provide a context for the introduction of our Four Quadrants of Connection Process, a method designed to enhance therapists’ ability to help their clients, and themselves, transform pain, vulnerability, and alienation into strength, empowerment, and connection. As a multimodal process, it involves the sequential use of sculpture, gesture, movement, writing, and spoken word, and provides an embodied experience of clinical concepts such as brain plasticity, right brain/left brain integration, and vicarious healing. Through a presentation of theory and clinical examples, experiential exercises, and group discussion, this workshop will also address therapist self-care as an ethical issue that promotes clinical efficacy. By examining their trauma work with past and current clients, participants will deepen their understanding of the transference/countertransference continuum, and learn how to use this information in daily practice.

Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

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Ani Buk, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT

Ani Buk, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT, is a licensed art therapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan, where she works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. A trauma specialist with over 25 years of diverse clinical experience, Ani is a graduate of the Yale School of Art; NY University (faculty since 1993); the Institute for Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies; and the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the... Read More →
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Amber Lynn Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC

Amber Lynn Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC, is a dance movement therapist who trains and consults on clinical treatment for severe trauma survivors. She directs Restorative Resources Training and Consulting, and is a clinical advisor for the Center for Victims of Torture. Amber has over 17 years of experience working with refugees and survivors of war, human rights abuses, and torture; and almost 30 years in humanitarian response... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)