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Saturday, November 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Switching to Mindfulness: Sensorimotor, DBT & Structural Dissociation Techniques

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ROOM 710

Mindfulness is not only a state of mind, but a practice that can be nurtured to raise self-awareness and deepen one’s attunement to the present moment. Both the Structural Dissociation Model (SDT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) endorse an active relationship with the practice of mindfulness to help find balance in emotions and relationships. Sensorimotor skill-building methods also employ mindfulness practices to track and distinguish physical sensations from trauma-based emotions. When integrated with SDT, DBT, and sensorimotor skill-building, expressive art practices can teach clients to embody somatic and cognitive experiences more effectively. Through case presentations and experiential demonstrations, this workshop will discuss the integration of these various models and methods, and explore the reciprocal and synergistic relationship between mindfulness and expressive art practices.

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


Elaine Cowen, PsyD, LMFT, APN

Elaine Cowen, PsyD, LMFT, APN, is a licensed psychologist, family therapist, and an advanced practice nurse whose work focuses on providing effective trauma treatment in underserved populations. She has been instrumental in the development of a skills-based trauma program, incorporating... Read More →

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM

Mindy Jacobson-Levy, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, DVATA HLM, DVATA HLM, is a board certified, registered art psychotherapist, and licensed professional counselor specializing in eating disorders, body image, and trauma. She has maintained a private practice in PA and NJ since 1980, and has... Read More →

Molly Weigel, PhD, CGT, LCSW

Molly Weigel, PhD, CGT, LCSW, is a certified Gestalt therapist and poet. She currently works as an outpatient therapist at Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare, where she has led and co-led integrative, experiential trauma groups. Molly is a poet and translator with numerous... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)