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    • 15 Oct 2015
    • Webinar: Eastern Time

    Using Dance/Movement Therapy to Embody Health: Working with Children with Cancer & Special Needs

    with Dr. Lori Baudino

    Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 PM EST
    Registration closes October 14, 2015.
    Continuing Education: 1 hour ADTA; 1 hour NBCC

    Brief description:

    This webinar will present the use of Dance/Movement Therapy with children with cancer and special needs within the hospital setting. Focusing on this population, a broad understanding of the brain research and the influence of the mind/body connection will be explored.  Two patient stories will depict the use of DMT strategies and provide the listeners with tools for working with patient's pain, body awareness and emotional expression. Dr. Baudino will provide understanding of the purpose behind the DMT techniques to create generalization for the patients to maintain support across environments and with care-providers and staff.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how DMT is utilized in working with patients with Cancer within a hospital setting
    2. Hands on tools to use within sessions and the benefit of these particular techniques for therapeutic engagement and healing
    3. Learn how to make DMT accessible to staff and families to better use at home and to further promote the DMT work/field.


      Dr. Lori Baudino has been a practicing clinician for over ten years. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Creative Arts Therapy - Dance/Movement Therapy, which identifies symptoms and creates ways to express psychological and emotional experiences through the mind/body connection, ultimately transforming words into action. Through the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, Dr. Baudino brought the first Dance/Movement Therapy Programs to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and CHLA, where she provides bedside therapy to children with cancer, special needs and terminal illness. Dr. Baudino has specialized in supervising, facilitating and providing treatment for children with special needs and their families. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals and at rehabilitation centers for trauma, addiction and pain management. Dr. Baudino coordinated Behavior Intervention Programs within the home/school setting. In her private practice, she works with children and their families, to support the developing child and the integral relationships between parent, child and siblings.

      Connecting to webinars:

      PC-based attendees
      Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

      Mac®-based attendees
      Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

      Mobile attendees
      Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

      • 22 Oct 2015
      • 25 Oct 2015
      • 12:00 PM
      • Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, CA

      ADTA 50th Annual Conference 

      Reflecting - Reaching - Moving Forward

      October 22 - 25, 2015

      Hotel Information

      Hyatt Regency La Jolla 

      3777 La Jolla Village Drive

      San Diego, CA 92122

      If you are in the military or veteran please call the ADTA office 410-997-4040 for a special discount.
      • 09 Nov 2015
      • Webinar: Eastern Time

      The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Working with Adolescents in Dance/Movement Therapy

      with Dawn Morningstar, BC-DMT, LPC

      Monday, November 9, 2015, 1:00 PM EST
      Registration closes November 8, 2015.
      Continuing Education: 1 hour ADTA; 1 hour NBCC

      Brief description:

      This webinar will give a general overview of adolescent development from a cognitive, social/emotional, psychological and movement perspectives. Case examples from dance/movement therapy (DMT) groups and individual treatment will be discussed. This presentation will involved mostly didactic with some suggested movement experiences. 

      Learning objectives:

      1. Gain an understanding of adolescent development from biopsychosocial and movement perspectives.
      2. Identify potential issues that adolescents might face and examine ways to work in dance/movement therapy that can address these.
      3. Recognize some of one’s own personal feelings and actions that might affect the therapeutic relationship when working with adolescents.

      Dawn Morningstar is an assistant clinical professor in the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Drexel University. She is a licensed professional counselor and a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist. Her specialty is working with children and adolescents in dance/movement therapy in clinical, community and residential treatment programs. Ms. Morningstar choreographed the 2010 ADTA Flash Mob in Brooklyn. She was instrumental to the creation and implementation of the Creative Arts Therapy Program at Philadelphia Family Court. Ms. Morningstar is an active choreographer for both professional theater companies and public schools in the Philadelphia area.

      Connecting to webinars:

      PC-based attendees
      Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

      Mac®-based attendees
      Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

      Mobile attendees
      Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

    Past events

    18 Sep 2015 Creating Health: Dance/movement therapy's contributions to suicide prevention
    18 Aug 2015 Cultivating Engagement: Effective Communication Skills for DMT with People with Dementia
    14 Jul 2015 Business 101: Exploring Private Practice
    17 Jun 2015 Coming Out in the Age of the Religious Freedom Act: Unique Challenges and Approaches in Therapy for the LGBT Population
    10 Jun 2015 Nonconforming Bodies: The Role of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Dance Movement Therapy
    12 May 2015 Expanding Mental Health Services: Advocacy in Action
    07 Apr 2015 A Healing Pathway is a Creative Process: DMT with Children Affected by War Trauma and Human Rights Abuse; Part 2-Children
    16 Mar 2015 The Expressive Brain in DMT
    11 Feb 2015 Black History and the "Black Lives Matter" Movement -- Implications for DMT Practice in a Supposed "Post-Racial" Society
    04 Feb 2015 United by Our Differences: DMT and the Dance of Inclusion in a Multicultural and Diverse World
    28 Jan 2015 Broken Body, Broken World: DMT and the Restorative Process for Refugees and Survivors; Part 1-Adults
    09 Dec 2014 Mindfulness in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Tool for Awareness and Change
    18 Nov 2014 DMT with Military and Veteran Clients
    06 Nov 2014 49th ADTA Annual Conference, November 6-9, 2014
    24 Oct 2014 Webinar: Trends in Autism Research & Intervention: Where does DMT fit in this picture?
    09 Sep 2014 Webinar: A Dance/Movement Therapist in Every School: Implications for Institutionalizing DMT Programs
    27 Aug 2014 Webinar: Grant Writing for Everyone: What You Need to Get Started (If I can do it, you can do it!)
    06 Aug 2014 Webinar: Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Women in Midlife: How are We Doing? A DMT Perspective.
    03 Jun 2014 Webinar: Tension Flow Attributes -- An Inroad to Emotional Regulation
    08 May 2014 Webinar: Quantitative Research, A Brief Review
    16 Apr 2014 Webinar: The Ethical Use of Digital Technology in DMT
    18 Mar 2014 Webinar: Connection to Prevention
    24 Oct 2013 48th ADTA Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2013
    11 Oct 2012 47th ADTA Annual Conference, October 11-14, 2012
    20 Oct 2011 46th ADTA Annual Conference, October 20-23, 2011
    23 Sep 2010 45th ADTA Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2010

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