The Treder-Wolff’s are Blending Improv & Action Methods for Dynamic Cont Ed For Social Workers! I’m Jealous! :)

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A few years ago, Actor, Psychologist, and Improviser, Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, MT wrote a timeless series for Confident Voices in Healthcare and I’ve enjoyed following and learning from her work ever since.  She and her partner, Nicholas Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP are offering some dynamic workshops for you Social Workers in their NY based business, Lifestage, Inc.  These links to her blogposts may be of interest to all of us in healthcare and are followed by their educational programming.   Please check out and share!   Thanks.
 Jude saying something in performance
CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS
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.
 
INTRODUCTION TO ACTION METHODS: Theory and Technique – 3 contact hours
INSTRUCTOR: Nicholas Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP
This course is offered at Lifestage, Inc. on:
Thursday Jan. 14, 2016 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday Feb. 11, 2016 7-10 pm
Thursday March 10, 2016 10 am – 1 pm  
Experiential methods are creative, holistic approaches to individual and group work rooted in Role Theory. These methods are derived from Psychodrama and Sociometry, which were developed originally by JL Moreno and have subsequently been applied to many contexts: organizational, educational, therapeutic work. Clinicians trained in these techniques and theory have a wealth of tools available that are applicable in every aspect of the clinical process. This training is an introduction to the fundamental techniques from which experiential methods are drawn and expanded upon, and an overview of Role Theory.  READ MORE OR REGISTER ONLINE
 
THE IMPROVISER’S TOOL KIT: SKILLS FOR CREATIVE THINKING UNDER PRESSURE- 4 contact hours   INSTRUCTOR: Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, MT
Friday Jan. 22, 2016  10 am – 2 pm
At Simple Studios, 134 W. 29th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 
Applied Improvisation is the use of techniques, exercises, and games employed in theatrical improvisation for real-life goals. The skills developed through the process of learning to improvise are essential for navigating situations of complexity, uncertainty and unpredictability, which social workers deal with on a daily basis. You will learn the 5 fundamental skills of dynamic interaction learned through improvisation, and how to apply these techniques with different populations. READ MORE OR REGISTER ONLINE
 
NARRATIVE METHODS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: The Use Of Storytelling For Sustainable Change
Week-end intensives comprised of 2 4-hour sessions for 8 contact hours of NYS-approved Continuing Education
INSTRUCTOR: Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, MT 
New York City location: Sat. Feb. 6, 1-5 pm and Sun Feb. 7, noon – 4 pm, at Simple Studios, 134 W. 29th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Long Island location: Sat Mar 5, 1-5 pm and Sun Mar 6, noon – 4 pm, at Lifestage, Inc  496 Smthtown Bypass  Suite 202  Smithtown, NY 11787
Storytelling skills have been shown to fine tune listening, understanding and the process of rewriting personal narratives. This training will explore the power of story from the standpoint of listener and storyteller, the impact of social and cultural narratives on a person’s inner life and provide tools for crafting stories that empower authentic identity.Social workers in treatment and academic settings can empower clients to stay the course through the uncertainties and challenges of change by working with internal and social narratives that implicitly and explicitly impact peoples’ lives. READ MORE OR REGISTER FOR LONG ISLAND LOCATION
 
ACTION/EXPERIENTIAL METHODS IN GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY- 12 contact hours
INSTRUCTOR: Nicholas Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP
Wednesday Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 7-9 pm at Lifestage, Inc.
register online by clicking the “read more or register” link at www.lifestage.org
Primarily conducted in group settings, action/experiential methods rapidly connect people to one another in ways that promote both psychological safety and an atmosphere of support for emotional exploration. This group series will teach specific techniques that promote group cohesion and discuss their application in the therapeutic group process. The group will experience and learn about the 5 basic instruments of action/experiential work: warm up, role reversal, scene setting, doubling and mirroring, the phases of an experiential group process within a session, and the stages of a group’s development. READ MORE OR REGISTER ONLINE
 
THE GROWTH MINDSET IN LEARNING AND CHANGE – 4 contact hours
INSTRUCTOR: Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, CGP, MT
Saturday, January 23 1 – 5 pm at Lifestage, Inc  496 Smithtown Bypass Suite 202  Smithtown, NY
Behavior change does not necessarily produce a change in mindset, but a change in mindset will produce a sustainable change in behavior. An individual’s mind set has been found to be a powerful driver of perceptions about self and others as well as one’s capabilities and place in the world. Shifts in mindset can occur rapidly through a combination of cognitive and emotional heightening combined with social interaction. This training will utilize exercises and games specifically designed to demonstrate the concepts identified in the research about mindset and techniques that can be used in a variety of settings with clients, students and trainees.  READ MORE OR REGISTER ONLINE
We are always working on new courses and will keep you updated about those. I hope all is going great for you and that we see you sometime in 2016!
Also if you are interested in a low-cost, high-quality evening of entertainment our next storytelling show in Port Jefferson is on Sat Jan 16 at 7 pm. Complete details at www.mostlytruethings.com.
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