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Seattle, WA

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

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - MARCH 28, 2020

Due to COVID - 19 a module of your training will be provided in an alternative format online.

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.

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5% discount if application is submitted by July 12, 2019

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


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Continuing Education Credit: This training is co-sponsored by The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and The Institute for Continuing Education. The training offers a total of 72.00 contact hours ( 12.00 contact hours per Module). Credit is awarded on a Module-by-Module basis, with full attendance required for the Modules you attend. There is no additional fee to receive continuing education credit. Applications for continuing education contact hours will be available at Module One, along with other pertinent continuing education information. If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, learning objectives, grievance issues, contact The Institute for Continuing Education: 800-557-1950. Email:

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended. NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Counseling: For counselors seeking credit, The Institute for Continuing Education has submitted a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program..

Social Work: Application for social work continuing education credit has been submitted. This website will be updated regarding approval status. For questions, you may contact The Institute for Continuing Education at:

Instructional Methodology: Lecture, Demonstration, Audio/visual, Experiential; Practice of techniques, case examples, large and small group discussion

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For faculty bio, please visit SPI website home page and select "Faculty" in the left-hand side panel.

Training Dates:

  1. September 20-21, 2019
  2. October 18-19, 2019
  3. November 22-23, 2019
  4. January 24-25, 2020
  5. February 28-29, 2020
  6. March 27-28, 2020 (Online)
Times: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch each day)
Location: Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Map
Trainers: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC, Rebeca Farca, LMFT
Tuition: 3,100 USD. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training - deposit is not due at time of application. Refund Policy
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Caitlin M Cotter, 425-453-7890 x342,