Using Progressive Practices to Promote Wellness and Recovery from Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety



Using Progressive Practices to Promote Wellness and Recovery from Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety

Saturday, July 18, 2020

9:00 am to 3:15 pm


Presenter: Aynisa Leonardo, LCAWT, ATR-BC

NASW-NYS Member: $60
NASW Other Chapter Member: $90
Non-Member: $120

This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Workshop Description

This presentation will discuss the use of cutting-edge practices, including traditional, holistic, and expressive therapies, as effective methods for treating a series of mental health challenges, such as Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. Participants will learn about progressive treatment options that are effective in treating a variety of symptoms, such as panic, worry, intrusive thinking, apathy, and negative thinking. Participants will be provided with an overview of evidence based data in support of down regulating practices such as yoga, breathwork, and mindfulness. Presenter will discuss the dimensions of stress, how it affects our mind and body, and why these mind-body techniques are effective in regulating stress. Presentation will discuss the benefits of Expressive Therapies, including specific techniques per practice. Practices to be discussed will include: Music, The Arts, Storyboarding, Cinematherapy, Art Therapy, Nutrition, Yoga, Sound Healing, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Aromatherapy, Drama Therapy, Energy Practices, Breathwork, TRE (Trauma Release Exercise) and Mindfulness Practices. Workshop will be educational and experiential for attendees. This topic is helpful for practitioners, as they will learn direct, hands on techniques that can be used in practice. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of utilizing progressive practices for promoting down regulation.
  • Identify five specific ways to improve symptoms of anxiety and intrusive thinking using progressive practices.
  • Describe why Art Therapy, specifically cognitive rescripting, is effective in working with trauma survivors.
  • Define two Expressive Therapy methods, and how each uses metaphor and validation to build insight for clients.
  • Describe the therapeutic benefits of mind-body practices, like Yoga, Breathwork, or others for treating clients with mental health issues, or heightened stress.
  • Apply each step of the Trauma Release Exercise when working with clients.

This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)

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Aynisa Leonardo is a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT, ATR-BC), who has been in the field of mental health services for 12 years. She is the Director of Military Services at Long Island Center for Recovery. Her prior experience includes working in inpatient, outpatient, and non-profit settings with clients experiencing posttraumatic stress, addiction, family conflict, and other mental health challenges. She has concentrated on advanced program development and clinical education, locally and nationally. She continues to provide evidence-based and interactive style presentations to hospitals, non-profits, and corporate agencies, in an effort to raise awareness of current trends and improve competency within the healthcare community..  



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July 18th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   3:15 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 60.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $ 90.00
Non-Member $ 120.00