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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Multidisciplinary Group Interventions for Engaging Resistant Inpatients: The Road to Home

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ROOM 809

The Road to Home Model is a series of groups designed to facilitate a patient’s transition through the stages of change from the transtheoretical model of behavior change. Each protocol is designed to assist the therapist in meeting the client in their current stage of change and support the therapist with creative interventions that can be utilized to engage the resistant client. Additionally, this model utilizes transparency to facilitate a greater understanding of the inpatient system as well the therapeutic process itself. Utilizing a combination of motivational interviewing techniques and multidisciplinary creative arts therapy approaches, the interventions employed in these groups carry a proven track record of increased engagement in group therapy, improved communication with treatment providers, and a greater sense of self-efficacy. The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to group interventions that can be used to empower and engage the resistant client.


Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT

Suzanne Garrison, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dance/movement therapist currently working on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Kings County Hospital. She is a 2012 graduate of Pratt Institute, with a master's in dance/movement therapy. While at Pratt, Suzanne completed thesis research on survivors of sex trafficking. Prior to becoming a dance/movement therapist, she performed and choreographed extensively in the U.S. and Japan. Suzanne's research... Read More →

George Jagatic, MS, LCAT

Assistant Director, Staff Development, Kings County Hospital
George Jagatic, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, is a dancer, choreographer, licensed creative arts therapist, and currently a supervisor at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He received his master’s from Pratt University in dance/movement therapy and followed that with a certification in group therapy from EGPS. George has served the NYS-ADTA as chapter treasurer and continues to run workshops for gay men dealing with issues of individuation and embracing... Read More →

Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT

Dana Trottier, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a registered drama therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and a creative art therapist-level II at Kings County Hospital Center, working with adults on a psychiatric inpatient unit. He provides clinical training and supervision for burgeoning drama therapists through NY University. Dana's current research interests include creative supervision, embodied analysis, and the formation and... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY