Interplay & Psychotherapy: Using Play & Movement to Deepen Our Work

  • June 09, 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Epworth United Methodist Church
Presenters: John Connors McConville, LMFT, MDiv and Colleen (Coke) Nakamoto, LCSW

Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley (map)


Interplay is a global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play. One of Interplay's slogans is "Unlock the Wisdom of the Body!”Participants will be introduced to the philosophy and basic forms of Interplay through lecture, demonstration and easy experiential exercises. (Dress comfortably for gentle movement.) The presentation will demonstrate how Interplay can both deepen the therapeutic process and enhance therapist self-care. The forms of Interplay can be applied in a variety of easy ways in a therapeutic setting to help a client move through challenging issues. Interplay calls forth the playful side of an individual or a group, and it often shifts one's sense of self from powerless to powerful. For more information about Interplay, go to http://www.interplay.org/index.cfm/go/about:home/.

Come learn through play!

Colleen Tani Nakamoto, LCSW  ("Coke")
Coke is a certified InterPlay leader who co-leads weekly groups for homeless seniors at St. Mary's Center in Oakland, among other InterPlay  workshops, including Performance Technique and Deepening.  Coke has worked in residential treatment for children, hospice, bereavement, and with families affected by HIV/AIDS.  She is also a dancer, writer and performing artist.

John Connors McConville, LMFT and Spiritual Counselor
Connors is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. Connors also works for Pathways Home Health & Hospice as a Spiritual Counselor and a Bereavement Clinical Supervisor. In Oakland, Connors co-leads a weekly Men's Interplay group as well as a monthly Mindfulness and Interplay Class.

Please RSVP to Sandy McQuillin at smcatdog@sbcglobal.net so we know for how many attendees we need to prepare space and nourishment. This is a 2-hour CEU course.

 

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