The Story Within and Without: A Trauma-Informed Organizational Lens Workshop

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030

Facilitated by Heidi Landis, LCAT, RDT-BCT, TEP, CGP 

Stories are intrinsic to how we see the world and how we shape our world view. The experience of traumatic events often takes away the ability to move forward leaving many feeling hopeless and stuck in old and distressing stories, making it hard to find a new way forward.

This didactic and experiential workshop will provide participants with a review of how traumatic stress impacts childhood development and how that trauma performs in a classroom setting. Participants will learn and experience trauma-informed strategies for supporting not only the children and adolescents that they work with but the organization as a whole.

Participants will explore the “story” of the organization as a parallel process to what may happen in the classroom as a way to look toward finding a shared organizational trauma-informed lens. This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring the bridge between personal story, creativity, and the power of community as it pertains to understanding trauma and the power of the arts. Participants will experience new creative and active ways to enter into the themes of shared stories and imagine possibilities for new narratives for their own organizations as well as the students with whom they work.

  • Roundtable Member Rate: $35.00
  • Non-Member Rate: $50.00

Online registration will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 25. Up to 2 registrations per organization.

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About Heidi Landis: Heidi is Licensed Creative Arts therapist (LCAT) Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) Trainer, Education and Practitioner of Psychodrama (TEP) and a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). Heidi the community coordinator of mental health at an international school in the South Bronx and is in private practice in New York City where she sees clients and facilitates trainings nationally and internationally. For 14 years Heidi worked at Creative Alternatives of New York, most recently as Associate Executive Director of the clinical and training programs where she ran Trauma-Informed Drama Therapy groups with many different populations as well as trained staff and site partners in using creative techniques in psychotherapy and the classroom. Heidi is an adjunct professor at New York University and Yeshiva University in NYC, Lesley University in MA, Concordia University in Montreal and on faculty of the KINT institute.

She has published about her work in the books Trauma-Informed Drama Therapy: Transforming Clinics, classrooms and communities, Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy: A Practitioner’s Reference and in Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents: Theory and Practice.

Heidi served two terms as the Education Chair for the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) and two terms on the executive council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP). She is the NADTA’s recipient of the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award and a Fellow of the ASGPP.

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