Rhythmic Attunement in Expressive Arts:
Attachment, Embodied Empathy, and Interpersonal Neurobiology

Mitchell Kossak, Ph.D., LMHC, REAT

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Overview and Requirements

This presentation is approved for 2 Continuing Education (CE) hours and is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. 

  

To obtain the CE hours and certificate, participants must:

  • Register for the presentation

  • Attend the entirety of the Live Zoom meeting

Note: Unfortunately, watching the recording is NOT approved for the CE attendance requirement. Partial credit is also not available. No exceptions will be made.

  • Once you have attended the meeting, complete the evaluation sent by R. Cassidy Seminars

 

How to Purchase CE Credits

  1. You must first register for the presentation. The registration deadline is November 4, 2022. Click here to register. 

  2. The 2 CE credits are offered through R. Cassidy Seminars for a $10 fee. You may purchase them at any time. Certificate will be available after meeting the above requirements.

 

Course Description

Dr. Mitchell Kossak will share about his 1980 meeting of Paolo Knill, Ph.D. (pioneer of intermodal expressive arts)— and include reflections about Paolo's profound inspiration in the field worldwide.  After, Mitchell will present his research on rhythmic attunement and how engagement in expressive arts can lead to flow states— or what is referred to as unitive experiences, sometimes amounting to a felt sense of union with other people, other life forms, objects, environments, the divine, or the universe itself. 

 

Therapeutic attunement can be viewed as being based on an embodied awareness of rhythmic flow, and on mutual connections that occur when there is an intense process of deep listening, kinesthetic awareness, and deep attention to what is occurring in the moment—which can be thought of as mindfulness attention.  This presentation will  introduce the basic underlying principles of therapeutic attunement— including concepts of resonance, rhythm, misattunement, embodied empathy, attachment, entrainment, and interpersonal neurobiology that affects us personally and interpersonally.  Experiential exercises are included.

Presenter (Bio)

Mitchell Kossak, Ph.D., LMHC, REAT is a professor in the Expressive Therapies program at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has worked as an expressive arts therapist since 1983 and has been a licensed clinical counselor since 1994. He is the past President/Executive Co-Chair of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and the Associate Editor of The Journal of Applied Arts and Health. His clinical work combines expressive arts therapy with body-centered approaches with a variety of populations addressing issues such as chronic pain, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationships. Dr. Kossak has trained in a variety of mind body modalities including Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Bioenergetics. He studied Sound Healing with pioneers in the field of sacred sound and transformation of consciousness.  In addition he has studied and practiced energy based healing forms such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Vispassana meditation, and Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. Dr. Kossak is also a professional musician performing for over 35 years in the Boston area.  He is the author of Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Educators.. See full list of professions below.

The course content level: Intermediate

Agenda

All times are given in EST (from 4:00PM to 6:00PM):

  • 4:00 - 4:15PM: Welcome and grounding meditation

  • 4:15 - 4:30PM: Share about relationship with Paolo Knill and his influence on Mitchell’s training, research, and teaching. 

  • 4:30 - 5:00PM: Lecture on Rhythmic Attunement (with PowerPoint)

  • 5:00 - 5:15PM: Breathing, movement, rhythm experiential, transfer to visual art

  • 5:15 - 5:30PM: Break out groups to talk about experience

  • 5:30 - 5:45PM: Sharing in large group 

  • 5:45 - 6:00PM: Closing grounding experience

Course Objectives

  1. Identify and gain understanding in the theoretical and practical application of rhythm in clinical practice.

  2. Describe how biophysical rhythmic states relate to principles of interpersonal attunement and theories of attachment and dysregulation.

  3. Summarize at least one current research in the field of expressive arts therapy related to rhythm, attunement, attachment, empathy, and intimacy.

Satisfactory Completion for CEs: This offering is pending approval for 2 CE hours. Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 

Location: This live interactive webinar will be held via Zoom.

 

Date and Time:

Monday, November 7th, 2022 (Asia: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022)

1:00 - 3:00PM PST  /  4:00 - 6:00PM EST  /  Click here for your time zone

Presentation Cost: $25.

Registration Information: Deadline to register for this offering is November 4th, 2022. Click here to see full registration page.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel 5 days before the event date. Cancellations 4 days or less before the class start date are non-refundable. You have the option to apply the tuition fee toward another current or future course (Note: You can only take a course that you meet the prerequisite requirements for or have the instructor's express permission). Dates and fees subject to change.

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Disclosure Statement: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018.
2 clock hours. Live online.

 

Psychoanalysts
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2 clock hours. Live online.

 

Social Workers
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IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785. 
2 CE hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 2 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
2 clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 
2 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 2 contact hours. Live online.
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OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
2 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 2 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 2 contact hours. Live online.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors
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Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 2 CE Hours.

 

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 2 contact hours

Dentists
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