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New York City, NY

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

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 - JUNE 27, 2020

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 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.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Click here to view complete course curriculum and more information on the SPI Training Progam.

5% discount if application is submitted by September 13, 2019

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


Tuition Policy


Financial Aid

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training 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

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. November 8-9, 2019
  2. December 6-7, 2019
  3. February 7-8, 2020
  4. March 13-14, 2020
  5. May 1-2, 2020
  6. June 26-27, 2020

Trainer Teaching Assignments

November 8-9, 2019 (Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D.)

December 6-7, 2019 (Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D.)

February 7-8, 2020 (Janina Fisher, Ph.D.)

March 13-14, 2020 (Janina Fisher, Ph.D.)

May 1-2, 2020 (Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D.)

June 26-27, 2020 (Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D.)

Please Note Teaching assignments are subject to change. If a change in teaching assignment is necessary, the content of the training will not be compromised.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hour lunch each day)
Location: Please see below, New York City, NY 10011. Map

Modules 1, 3, 5 and 6:

The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York

12 West 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

Modules 2 and 4:

Cicatelli & Associates Inc. (CAI)

505 8th Ave #20

New York City, NY 10018

Trainers: Janina Fisher, PhD, Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D.
Tuition: 3,300 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 09/13/2019. 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

To qualify, applicants must be graduate students, clinical interns or licensed in their field.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Megan Eliot, 6464184234,