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Putting It Into Practice: Integrating Emotional Intelligence & Applied Improvisation For Clinicians, Educators & Trainers
Lifestage, Inc
Smithtown, NY
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Putting It Into Practice: Integrating Emotional Intelligence & Applied Improvisation For Clinicians, Educators & Trainers
Improv is a pathway to being more fully present and responsive in all human interactions, which helps us clinicians and educators to match interventions more closely to the needs and readiness of clients, students and trainees. Improvisation exercises and games are an ideal training ground for practicing interpersonal skills that are associated with emotional intelligence. The principles of acceptance, agreements, building on offers made by others, commitment, collaboration, and working at the top of our intelligence align with the principles of Emotional Intelligence and put them into action. In this workshop we will explore new games and exercises that cultivate specific skills associated with Emotional Intelligence and revisit exercises used in previous workshops.

The Consortium For Research In Emotional Intelligence in Organizations wrote that creative, experiential training is essential:

"More active, concrete, experiential methods, such as role plays, group discussions, nd simulations, usually work better than lecturing or assigned reading for social and emotional learning. In order to reprogram neural circuits connecting the amygdala and neocortex, people need to actually engage in the desired pattern of thought, feeling, and action. A lecture is fine for increasing understanding of emotional intelligence, but experiential methods usually are necessary for real behavior change."

Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, RMT, CGP is a trainer/consultant specializing in creative approaches to healing, learning and growth, writer/performer and creative arts psychotherapist. She has trained in improvisation at The Pit and The New School in New York City and in experiential methods using improv, role-playing, music and storytelling around the country for the past 25 years. Her book Possible Futures: Creative Thinking For The Speed of Life explores the importance of creativity to success in the networked world. As a trainer/consultant she presents training workshops for organizations, agencies and conferences around the country, most recently at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington, D.C., The Examined Life Conference for physicians and medical professionals at Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA,the Association for Medical Education & Research In Substance Abuse, and the American Music Therapy Association.

Nicholas Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP, is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work who has trained professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, addiction, forensics, education and all forms of group work for the past 35 years. A former president of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama who served on the Executive Council for 10 years, he was recogized as a Fellow for outstanding contributions to the field. He has an active private practice and runs a weekly psychodrama/action methods training group.



Lifestage, Inc (View)
496 Smithtown Bypass Suite 202
Smithtown, NY 11787
United States

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