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Sunday, November 8 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Power of Story in Trauma-Informed Art & Drama Therapies: Dynamic Intersections

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ROOM 714

No matter the modality, story is the most powerful tool that an expressive therapist has to work with. The metaphorical story allows us to understand our clients and their experiences through their own words, images, sounds, and narratives. This 3-hour workshop will explore story and metaphor at the intersection of art and drama therapy in trauma-informed work. We will discuss how to discern treatment goals for clients using fictional narratives and art work; experiential exercises will demonstrate the therapeutic power of the metaphorical storytelling process. Participants will gain a better understanding of the theoretical principles behind art and drama therapy, including their similarities and differences, and learn ways to apply their new knowledge and tools immediately in clinical practice with people of all ages.

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


Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT

Aynisa Leonardo, ATR-BC, LCAT, is the clinical coordinator of military and integrated services at Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc., an outpatient substance and alcohol abuse treatment program serving local communities on Long Island and across the boroughs in New York City... Read More →

Heidi Landis, RDT-BCT, CGP, LCAT, TEP

Heidi Landis, RDT, CGP, LCAT, PAT, is program director at Creative Alternatives of New York. She is the drama therapy liaison at the Psychodrama and Creative Arts Therapy Institute in NYC and also has a private practice. Heidi is an adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle... Read More →

Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)