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Portland, OR

Surviving the Aftermath: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Wounds of War

MAY 4, 2018

Current neuroscience research indicates that insight and understanding may have only a limited influence on the operation of subcortical processes disrupted by traumatic and relational wounds of war. A body-oriented approach is called for that can facilitate alternative ways of perceiving reality, address non-verbal symptoms and resolve the implicit effects of these wounds. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy meets this need by integrating cognitive and somatic interventions, emphasizing body awareness, practicing new actions, and building somatic resources. The approach will be illustrated through lecture, videotaped excerpts of therapy sessions, and brief experiential exercises.

  1. Explain why a body-oriented psychotherapeutic approach can be effective in clinical work with survivors of war

  2. Describe the difference between the effects of trauma and attachment on body and mind

  3. Explain the benefits of a body-oriented approach for trauma

  4. State the basic concepts of structural dissociation

  5. Explain how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy integrates cognitive and somatic interventions

  6. Apply somatic resources in clinical practice

Credit hours: 6

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this workshop is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

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Times: 9:00am-5:00pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)
Location: Central City Concern Old Town Recovery Center, 33 NW Broadway St., Portland, OR 97209. Map
Instructor: Rebeca Farca, MA, AMFT
Tuition: 225 USD. Refund Policy
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Anna C Long, 503-729-1380,