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London, England

Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

JUNE 15, 2018 - FEBRUARY 24, 2019

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

Click here for more information on the SPI Training Program including Level I curriculum.

Modules 1 - 3:

Amnesty International UK-The Human Rights Action Centre

17-25 New Inn Yard

London, England EC2A 3EA

Module 4 only (make-up)

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Society Building

8 All Saints Street

London N1 9RL

Tuition: £2400 plus a £500 deposit

5% discount if application is submitted by April 20, 2018

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy


Tuition Policy


Financial Aid

Training Dates:

  1. June 15-17, 2018
  2. September 7-9, 2018
  3. November 16-18, 2018
  4. January 18, 2019
  5. February 22-24, 2019

Make-up Module

February 22-24, 2019

Times: Modules 1-3:

Fridays/Saturdays: 9am-6pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hour lunch each day)
Sundays: 9am-3pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hour lunch each day)

Module 4:

Friday: 9:15am-5:45pm
Registration/doors open at 9:00am - training will start promptly at 9:15am
Saturday: 9:15am-4:45pm
Registration/doors open at 9:00am - training will start promptly at 9:15am
Sunday: 9:15am-4:30pm
Location: see below, London, England EC2A 3EA.
Trainers: Janina Fisher, PhD, Anthony Buckley, Terence Patrick Shevlin
Tuition: 2,900 GBP. 5% Tiered groups (5-10%) discount. A deposit of 500.00 GBP is due to provisionally secure a place in the training - deposit is not due at time of application.
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Liz Hall, 44-1522704374,