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    • 18 Sep 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar: Eastern Time

    Creating Health: Dance/movement therapy's contributions to suicide prevention

    with Susan D. Imus, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

    Friday, September 18, 2015, 1 PM EST
    Registration closes September 17, 2015.
    Continuing Education: 1 hour ADTA; 1 hour NBCC

    Brief description:

    Do you view suicide as an individual problem? A community problem? Not a problem at all? The biomedical model treats suicide as an individual problem ( According to experts in suicidology biomedical explanations of suicide limit best practice (Reed, 2008). A larger context, one involving community needs to be included to effectively address suicide. This webinar presents dance/movement therapy's contributions to best practice in suicide prevention. Participants will:


    Learning objectives:

    1. Identify current trends in suicide prevention and dance/movement therapy's contributions to best practice.
    2. Understand the theoretical influences and dance/movement therapy techniques supporting the public mental health approach to suicide prevention.
    3. Learn to OBSERVE, UNDERSTAND, and RESPOND to the signs of suicide which include risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, and body signals.


      Susan D. Imus, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA,  is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Columbia College Chicago. Susan has presented workshops on suicide prevention to over 4,000 people across the U.S. and Asia. She has served on the ADTA BOD as the past chair of the Committee on Approval, and currently chairs the Education, Research, and Practice Committee. Susan received the first ADTA Excellence in Education Award in 2006.

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      • 22 Oct 2015
      • 8:30 AM
      • 25 Oct 2015
      • 12:00 PM
      • Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, CA

      ADTA 50th Annual Conference 

      Reflecting - Reaching - Moving Forward

      October 22 - 25, 2015

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      Hyatt Regency La Jolla 

      3777 La Jolla Village Drive

      San Diego, CA 92122

      If you are in the military or veteran please call the ADTA office 410-997-4040 for a special discount.

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