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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Sunday, November 9 • 10:00am - 11:20am
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Nurturing Mindfulness in At-Risk Adolescents

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Mindfulness is considered a core concept to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an offspring of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This is because mindfulness skills promote non-judgmental self-awareness of one's emotions in the challenging process of changing behaviors. This workshop will utilize Harvey and Rathbone's approach to DBT skills training for at-risk adolescents and combine it with Laury Rappaport's focusing-oriented art therapy (FOAT®) interventions to create an experiential learning experience for the participants. By implementing core mindfulness skills for at-risk youth, clinicians can creatively cultivate attention and intention and guide individuals towards positive change.


Susan Dingsor, ATR-BC, LPC

Susan Dingsor, ATR-BC, LPC, leads the expressive arts therapy program at the Immediate Care Child Psychiatric Center, where she runs groups with at-risk adolescents. She presented at the 2012 American Art Therapy Conference in Savannah, and co-chaired the 2012 NJ Coalition for Arts Therapy Conference. Susan has published articles in the New Jersey Art Therapy Association Newsletter and the Dream Network Journal. She has volunteered her time in... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:20am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY