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Minneapolis, MN

Level II: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Developmental Injury: Meaning Making, Emotional Processing, and Relational Memory

OCTOBER 16, 2020 - JUNE 27, 2021

Research reveals the powerful impact that early childhood adversity, attachment disruption, and chronic stress play in our clients' current lives. Early attachment experiences and the environment shape biology, brain development, somatic structures, perception, meaning making, and patterns of relating. This learning sits deep within the brain and body of our clients, in implicit and procedural memory. Difficulty managing relationships, depression, anxiety, somatic complaints, and addiction have roots in these early experiences and the resulting adaptations. The second training in the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training for Mental Health Professionals, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Developmental Injury: Meaning Making, Emotional Processing, and Relational Memory, equips therapists with the skills, maps, and foundational principles needed to understand and address these challenging issues to engage the wisdom of the body for healing and growth, and utilize effective somatic interventions in a neurobiologically consistent manner.

SP for the Treatment of Developmental Injury illustrates how traumatic, attachment, and developmental issues intersect and how to provide effective treatment given their inevitable intertwining. In this training, research from attachment and neuroscience fields provides the theoretical foundation for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions and practices that address the effects of suboptimal and/or traumatic early attachment. Students are introduced to the essential skills for working with clients' states of consciousness, implicit and procedural memory, and strong primary affect change. Students learn to recognize, understand and apply interventions to the somatic and relational maladaptive patterns and core injuries that their clients' present. Specific techniques are taught to evoke early childhood core memory that contribute to emotional hijacking and chronic relational dysregulation.

5% discount if application is submitted by August 21, 2020

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 113.50 contact hours. For CE hours offered by Module, see prior listing of Schedule. Continuing education credit is awarded on a Module-by-Module basis, with full attendance required for the Modules you attend. Partial Module credit is not offered. 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. Bring your license information (as applicable) with you to the first Module if you would like to make application for CE credit. If you have questions regarding continuing education, or for a listing of learning objectives by Module, contact The Institute for Continuing Education: 800-557-1950. Email:

Instructional Methodology: May include lecture, Demonstration, Audio/visual, Experiential; Practice of techniques, large and small group discussion

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.

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. October 16-18, 2020
  2. December 4-6, 2020
  3. January 8-10, 2021
  4. February 19-21, 2021
  5. April 9-11, 2021
  6. May 21-23, 2021
  7. June 25-27, 2021
Times: TBA
Location: Tubman Center East, 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109. Map
Trainers: Kekuni Minton, PhD, Mason A. Sommers, Ph.D
Tuition: 5,500 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 08/21/2020. 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

Applicants must be a graduate of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Level I Training

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Lisa Johnson Taylor, 952-334-0149,