Speaker Profile

Margot Escott, MSW, LCSW

Speaker Bio

Margot Escott, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker in private practice in Naples for 35 years. She is a graduate of NYU School of Social Work. She has been working with people with Parkinson’s Disease and Care Partners for over 20 years. She was a care partner for her father who had Lewey Body Disease She is nationally known for her workshops on “The Healing Power of Laughter & Play”. She is an improviser and teaches applied improv in Naples, Florida. She developed one of the first national programs for “Improv for Persons with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners” and “Improv for Anxiety”. She also teaches Mindfulness in her improv classes. Her podcast, Improv Interviews, features national and international improvisers and therapists who use improv in their clinical practices. She has been named as Social Worker of the Year in Lee and Collier County. Her website is at improv4wellness.com

Speaker Events

Join Margot for Improvisational Theatre Games for people with MSA, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, ALS and their care partners is not just fun but therapeutic. There is evidence based research on the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of play. Improv classes successful counteract isolation, depression and apathy. In these lively classes, participants get a chance to express themselves verbally or non-verbally through movement and music activities. Games are tailored for people with diverse abilities so everyone can play. These games aid in cognition, motor and memory skills. Participants can play or observe the games-but it’s more fun to play!

2021-10-02 Live Sessions