Transform Classrooms from the Inside Out: Effective Interventions to De-Escalate Extreme Emotions & Disruptive Behaviors in Schools

Joanna Curry-Sartori, MS, LMFT
Following many years as a “School-Based Community Therapist” with a community agency, Joanna opened her clinical private practice, Open Space Counseling and Consulting, LLC, in 2017, where she works with children, teens, families, and individual adults.  With over 20 years of experience as a student, educator and program manager in the field of mindfulness and yoga, Joanna has specialized in introducing and integrating mindfulness and Internal Family Systems in school systems.  Whether she is consulting with administrators, presenting to parents and teachers, or hands on in classrooms with students, Joanna is passionate about working with people of all ages to discover simple ways to access their innate confidence, courage and compassion to bring their best into each moment.  Joanna is adjunct faculty at CCSU in the Marriage and Family Therapy department and has been collaborating with colleagues for the last 6 years, developing innovative educational approaches for Social and Emotional Learning.  Additionally, Joanna is a member of the faculty for the Copper Beech Institute, specializing in consulting with schools regarding the integration of contemplative practices.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joanna Curry-Sartori is the owner of Open Space Counseling and Consulting, Inc. She is an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University. Ms.Curry-Sartori receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Joanna Curry-Sartori has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.