Working With Trauma Through the Body: Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Credit Option
Credit
Program Type
Workshop
Location
Online

Trauma includes events perpetrated by individuals, groups and society as a whole (e.g., systemic oppression, racism, colonization, and so forth), all of which leave a profound imprint on the body.

Trauma includes events perpetrated by individuals, groups and society as a whole (e.g., systemic oppression, racism, colonization, and so forth), all of which leave a profound imprint on the body. Memories of these traumatic experiences may remain unsymbolized, remaining stored in the lower brain and the body, not readily accessible for direct reflection and verbal representation. Trauma first and foremost impacts the body, lead to post-traumatic symptoms, and often result in the formation of  dissociative parts of the self.  This course will illustrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and intervention to clarify how the body carries the legacy of individual and societal trauma, both past and current,  and how clients can draw on the wisdom of their own bodies to change this legacy.  Drawing on the body to address conflicts between internal parts of the self, and help such parts communicate will be explored.  Participants will learn how to actively incorporate the body to change the physical actions and reactions that keep clients stuck in the past and support a more unified approach to the treatment of the effects of trauma.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the significance of targeting movement and posture of the body in trauma treatment
  2. Discuss how the body might adapt to the trauma of systemic oppression or racism.
  3. Apply embedded relational mindfulness interventions
  4. Explain somatic resources for stabilization and arousal regulation
  5. Discuss  interventions to address posture to support well-being
  6. Describe the use of movement and self-touch to address dissociative parts of the self

Workshop Information:

Date:

Sunday, January 16, 2022 (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST)

Location:

Online, live via Zoom

CEs:

6 CEUs available for New York State Psychologists, Social Workers LMFT and LMHC

Fees:

$150.00 – General Admission
$125.00 – Derner Alum, Adelphi Faculty/Clinical Supervisor, Derner Student/Postgraduate Candidate, Non-Adelphi Psychoanalytic Candidate/Student, Social Work Alumni and Field Instructors/Staff
$75.00 – Veterans

Speaker Bio

Pat Ogden, Ph.D.

Pat Ogden, PhD, (she/her), is a pioneer in somatic psychology, the creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method, and founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (sensorimotor.org). Dr. Ogden is a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015). Her third book, The Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Context, advocates for an anti-racist perspective in psychotherapy practice.  Her current interests include couple therapy, child and family therapy, social justice, diversity, inclusion, consciousness, and the philosophical/spiritual principles that underlie her work.


Credentialing Information:

Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Adelphi University, Derner School of Psychology, 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-0024 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0607 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0185 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0083.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • NYSED LMHC
  • NYSED LMFT
  • APA Psychology
  • NYSED Psychology
  • NYSED LCAT
  • CASAC Renewal

Disclaimer Statement:

This continuing education seminar, seminar instructor/s, and the Postgraduate Programs as the seminar’s sponsor, receive no commercial support for the content of instruction (e.g., research grants funding research findings etc.), or benefit for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs, etc.) that are known to present a conflict of interest.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds are issued for cancellations made up to 7 working days before the event. Cancellations of less than 7 days for any reason, or no-shows are not refunded. Credit towards a future event/workshop are issued for cancellations less than 7 days and up to 24 hours before the event. No credit is issued for cancellations less than 24 hours before the events or no-shows.

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Susan Price (She/Her)
LCSW
Assistant Director for Continuing Education
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