Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques Using Applied Improvisation-NYC location

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Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques Using Applied Improvisation-NYC location


Friday June 9, 2017 1-5 pm Simple Studios, 134 W. 29th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY  $75

Lifestage, Inc, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0270. This course provides 4 Contact hours of Continuing Education.

Cognitive-Behavioral techniques are among the most widely recognized methods of dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic and acute stress as well as navigating through adverse life circumstances. These techniques are highly effective and can be learned by children, teens and adults to be deployed in daily life. Applied Improvisation is a hands-on, experiential way to learn about and apply these techniques that engage both thoughts and feelings in a creative way. Through this workshop, clinicians can develop an understanding of the principles that drive cognitive-behavioral therapy and learn exercises through which clients can try out and practice them. We will use direct experience and lively discussion to explore the theory and application of these techniques.


Understand the ways that repetitive thoughts produce emotional states;

Learn techniques for cognitive reframing through creative experiences;

Develop skills for generating a positive emotional state;

Learn how social-emotional learning through impacts cognitive learning;

INSTRUCTOR: Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, MT is a consultant/trainer and writer/performer. She is President of Lifestage, Inc and host/creator of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, a show that features true stories - with a twist. After 25 years in successful private practice she is now training professionals in human services, the arts and the corporate world  in emotional intelligence, improvisation for a variety of group and individual goals, storytelling and creative thinking. She is published in The International Journal Of Arts In Psychotherapy Special Issue on Addictions and Special Issue on HIV/AIDS, Music Therapy Perspectives, Recovery Press and numerous websites. She has been interviewed on these topics for Newsday, The New York Daily News, The LA Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and Woman's Day.


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