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Saturday, November 7 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Improvisation & Storytelling in Dance/Movement Therapy

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ROOM 803


In this 3-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to a structured improvisational experience that incorporates writing and storytelling into dance/movement therapy. This interdisciplinary method is suitable for clinical work with all ages and diverse populations. The goal is to help clients develop bodily awareness and attunement at a nonverbal and implicit level. Participants are invited to experience this method firsthand, and explore the power of interdisciplinary expressive arts therapy for activating mind/body integration, interpersonal interaction, and self-expression. No prior dance experience is required.

Eligible for 3.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC

Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, has practiced dance/movement therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy for the past 10 years after a long and varied career in multicultural education and social and political activism. She works with individuals and groups in Washington, DC, specializing in trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and cultural and life transitions. Naomi serves on the Board of the ADTA as the Member-at-Large for the Eastern... Read More →

Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT

Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT, is the director of expressive therapy at Dominion Hospital. She has been a dance/movement therapist since 1980, after receiving her master's from Hunter College in NYC. Jody also maintains a private practice in massage therapy in Falls Church, VA. Her approach is a holistic one that supports integration of the body, mind, and emotions. Jody teaches in the art therapy graduate program at George Washington University... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)