Please join us for this complementary professional development workshop…

“Yes, and Let’s Get Engaged! The Therapeutic Use of Improvisation”
Presenter: Karen Stobbe
Day:  Friday, October 27, 2017
Time:  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Southern Connecticut State University, Engleman Hall, Room 121 A&B
Cost:  No charge to participants

Workshop Description: 

This two-hour afternoon workshop will address the use of improvisation to therapeutically support individuals with development and acquired disorders such as Alzheimer, Autism, or cognitive impairment. During this fun, interactive presentation, participants will learn to employ improvisational techniques to foster attention, engagement and participation in their clients and patients. Skills addressed in this session will be inter-professional in nature and immediately applicable to: speech-language pathologists; nurses; physical, occupational, and recreation therapists; caregivers; as well as others directly supporting individuals with substantial medical and developmental conditions. Clinical and preceptors are encouraged to bring a student to participate!

To Register: 

Those interested in participating should RSVP to Dr. Barbara Cook atcookb5@southernct.edu  by Monday, October 23, 2017. Directions and parking instructions will be sent in your email confirmation.

Speaker Bio:

Karen Stobbe; Theater Instructor; co-developer of the Hand in Hand Training program for CMS to support patients with Dementia; co-developer of In-the-Moment, a program to serve those who live with dementia; and featured on This American Life, TEDMED, and Real Simple magazine.  In addition, Karen provides workshops designed to provide awareness of the use of Improvisation to enhance social interaction and engagement in a multitude of settings.