Announcement Details

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training for Trauma Treatment

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Summary: Introductory and Level One Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training will be available in Buffalo, New York in spring 2011.

The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute was founded by Pat Ogden, PhD. Current research is showing major breakthroughs in what happens in the brain following trauma, indicating that insight and understanding may have only a limited influence on the operation of subcortical processes. A body-oriented approach is called for that facilitates new actions and addresses dissociative symptoms, including somatic components of traumatic memories (e.g., pain, analgesia, and motor inhibitions), and avoidance-related symptoms such as bodily anesthesia.

Somatic Resources: Body Awareness and Physical Action in the Treatment of Trauma: In this March 5th introductory workshop, an SPI trainer will address the role of developing somatic resources; physical competencies that help clients achieve mastery over past traumatic experience. The
theory and practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a clinical approach that integrates cognitive and somatic interventions in the treatment of trauma, will be taught, emphasizing practicing
actions that mitigate symptoms and develop a new way of living in the body. Somatic resources will be illustrated through videotaped excerpts of sessions with traumatized individuals, and brief experiential exercises.

Use the links below for registration information.

Following this workshop, SPI will be scheduling the 80 hour Level One training. Dates and Details will be announced later.

These trainings are co-sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education.

Location: UB Center for Tomorrow, Amherst, NY

Cost: See registration brochure

Presented By: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Sponsored By: co-sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education

Date(s) and Time(s)
3/5/2011  :  8:00:00 AM 4:30:00 PM

Contact Person: Nate Mariotti, SPI training coordinator
Contact Phone: 303-447-3290
Contact Email: