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Portland, OR

Healing the Whole Person with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Treating Trauma and Attachment Injury

SEPTEMBER 28, 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 childhood and adult trauma. 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.

Upon completion students will be able to:

  1. Explain why a body-oriented psychotherapeutic approach can be effective in clinical work with survivors of childhood and adult trauma

  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 both trauma and attachment injury

  4. Articulate the differences between the treatment of trauma and attachment injury in with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

  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.

Click here for more information about securing CE credit


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, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Anna C Long, 503-729-1380, longa@whwpdx.com.