provide skills and tools that can be used by any level practitioner for self-care and to support clients’ therapeutic work

The InterPlay Way for the Helping Professional in PA

Lynn Coghill and Sheila K Collins

Pittsburgh, PA

When: first Saturday of the month February 3, 2018 through July 7. 2018, 9:30am -12 noon.

The InterPlay Way for the Helping Professionals will provide skills and tools that can be used by any level practitioner for self-care and to support clients’ therapeutic work. Join experienced clinicians and InterPlay leaders Dr. Sheila Collins and Lynn Coghill, LCSW to learn: Body wisdom tools to address professional demands and personal challenges. How creativity leads the way to insight and health. Simple exercises to give access to the preverbal aspects of your work. Non-verbal techniques to move yu and your clients more quickly from stress to ease. Indirect methods to shift us from fixing problems to creating possibilities. When: first Saturday of the month March 3, 2018 through August 4. 2018, 9:30am -12 noon. Where: Persad Center, 5301 Butler Street, Pittsburgh (accessible building and free, plentiful parking). Tuition: $250 for 12 Continuing Education Hours, no refunds after February 1. How to register: contact Dr. Collins at or 817.706.4967. Application for educational credits for the following disciplines has been submitted; social workers, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.

Cost: Tuition: $250 for 12 Continuing Education Hrs

Registration/Information: Contact Dr. Collins at or 817.706.4967


Persad Center

5301 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
accessible building and free, plentiful parking
Lynn Coghill
Lynn came to Pittsburgh originally as a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet. She currently directs the MSW program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Recently she received top honors in Pennsylvania as Social Worker of the Year. She is a certified cognitive therapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and complicated bereavement. Lynn explores using dance as a part of worship and using the arts to heal trauma in international settings.
Sheila K Collins
Sheila K. Collins is the director of InterPlay Pittsburgh and the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based performance troupe that assists human service agencies in accomplishing their noble purposes. A former professional dancer, Sheila describes herself as a "dancing social worker," since she has taught social work and co-founded and directed a behavioral health care clinic in Texas.

Sheila is the author of Stillpoint: The Dance of Selfcaring, Selfhealing and Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and the Rituals That Heal. She's been known to travel the country enlisting InterPlayers to help her Perform The Book, demonstrating how InterPlay tools help us get through life's ordinary and extraordinary, "tough stuff."

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