2017 Summer Training Institute

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In August, under the soft glow of an eclipsing sky, a group of therapists, students, social workers, and artists gathered for ENACT’s 2017 Summer Intensive. The 2-day Institute taught participants trauma-informed methods of engaging, captivating, and connecting with students and clients in fun and active ways. Pulling expertise from 30 years of direct service to put-at-risk youth in NYC public schools, ENACT facilitators challenged participants to broaden their view of trauma and how it affects those with whom they work. The end result of the two days was 14 hours of Continuing Education Credit, inspiration as well as turn-key methods to be utilized immediately, and a deep sense of community built between the professionals present.

What our participants said:

“Thanks for…a wonderful workshop. It truly was filled with unique, interesting, fun, and caring people both participants & presenters. I too can not stop thinking about the two days.”  -Laura, Art Therapist, Hearts & Crafts Counseling

“Thanks to ENACT! It was an extraordinarily informative workshop. I enjoyed very much to be a part of the group and gained quite a bit of confidence in the middle of my recovery process from my brain surgery in June.”-Toshiko, Art Therapist, Origami Therapy Association

  • Participants bring on the joy playing “Laughing Game” at Summer Intensive #1
14 CE hours
Monday, 8/21 & Tuesday, 8/22, 9-5pm daily
  • Specific focus on building connections and engaging students through trauma-informed approaches
  • Participants will learn about:
    • group dynamics
    • classroom management
    • trauma theory
    • active and fun group engagement
    • Social & Emotional skills
This Summer Intensive will use
active and embodied techniques alongside
didactic instruction and relevant discussion in order to
create a collaborative learning environment.

MONDAY, Aug. 21st: Building Connections
TUESDAY, Aug. 22nd: Captivate & Engage

This Advanced Training is appropriate for:
K-12 Teachers  –  Administrators –  Licensed Creative Arts Therapists Mental Health Practitioners  –  School Counselors   Teaching Artists 
Participants will earn 14 live, in-person credit hours focusing on turnkey techniques that ENACT has developed over 30 years of practice in NYC public schools. 

ENACT, Inc. 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 creative arts therapists. #CAT-0038, and as an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education, #3415, pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.