Lifestage Trainers

Jude Treder-Wolff is a writer, performer, trainer and creative arts psychotherapist who designs and facilitates arts-based professional and personal development workshops. She offers a monthly Applied Improvisation for Professional Development at Lifestage, attended by participants from the worlds of psychotherapy and counseling, education, business and medicine. She is host and creator of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, a live show featuring true stories - with a twist, original music and audience interaction. Her book - Possible Futures: Creative Thinking For The Speed of Life - and blog Lives In Progress explores the importance of creativity and relationship skills for success in the networked world. Her solo show Crazytown: my first psychopath was performed at The Triad, The Pit-The Peoples Improv, The Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Conservatory NJ, was selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival, the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals and had 2 successful runs at Actors Theatre Workshop in New York. She has been interviewed for articles that appeared in national and local media, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Woman's Day, and The Three Village Times.

Published in: The International Journal of Arts and Psychotherapy Special Issue on Addiction & Special Issue on HIV/AIDS, Music Therapy Perspectives, Clinical Social Work, Recovery Press.

Nicholas Wolff, LCSW, BCD, TEP, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate, and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy in full-time private practice, providing individual, group, family and marital therapy. He has conducted training in action methods and group psychotherapy for mental health, education, law enforcement, and business professionals for over 35 years, and currently trains addiction counselors, psychotherapists, mental health counselors and educators in experiential methods and group process at Lifestage, Inc. His professional training seminars have covered a full range of social issues, including small and large group process, social and gender roles in cultural context, family therapy, addiction, racism and trauma. He serves on the Suffolk County Trauma Response Team since 1990, and was the Senior Debriefer when the Response Team worked with survivors of the attack on the World Trade Center, and Senior Counselor in assisting the caregivers involved with survivors and rescue workers. He served as President of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama from 2005-2007 after 10 years on the Executive Council.