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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Sunday, November 9 • 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Write for Your Life: Creating a Roadmap for Recovery

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ROOM 705

In this experiential workshop, three self-described "Poets of Well-Being" will demonstrate how writing empowers recovery from addiction, mental illness, sexual abuse, and trauma. Each speaker will share the essence of her own journey through original stories and poems. The teaching team will then present their method for working with specific populations, introducing an interactive writing exercise designed to help people with trauma and mental health issues gain insight, strengthen resiliency, and develop empathy. As participants engage in this exercise, their insights into the needs of specific populations will springboard a discussion of the application of this method. Participants will then be invited to create a template for the population they serve.


Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA

Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA, is an actor, published writer, educator, psychotherapist, and addiction counselor in Westhampton and New York City. She presents writing workshops and readings in appropriate venues on Long Island with The Poets of Well-Being. Maggie’s work derives from her longtime recovery from alcoholism, and belief in the healing power of writing. She won an Emmy for lyrics on "Sesame Street," and has been... Read More →

Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC

Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC, is a spoken word poet, performance artist, and therapist in private practice in Southold, New York. A published author with a master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she taught at Colgate University. Sober since 1981, Susan now integrates mindfulness, creative writing and self-care into workshops for clients, clinicians and educators. With the Poets of Well Being, she presents... Read More →

Terri Muuss, LMSW

Terri Muuss, LMSW, has had poetry published in Apercus Quarterly, Atticus Review, Bolts of Silk, Long Island Quarterly, and Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women. Her first book was titiled, Over Exposed. Terri earned her BA in Theatre from Kean University. Her one-woman show was titled, "Anatomy of a Doll." A licensed social worker (MSW, Hunter College), Terri uses the arts with trauma survivors... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY