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Utrecht, NL

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

NOVEMBER 2, 2020 - APRIL 21, 2021

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.

Click here for more information on the SPI Training Program including Level I curriculum.

Netherlands Accreditation for Continuing Professional Development: This course has been accredited in the past by/will be put up for accreditation with FGzPt, NVP, NIP, NVO, VEN, Register Vaktherapie. Exact points will be added when accreditation has been approved.

Netherlands Admission Criteria

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. November 2-4, 2020
  2. December 7-9, 2020
  3. February 8-10, 2021
  4. April 19-21, 2021
Times: 9:00-17:00 (1 hour lunch, two 15 minute breaks)
Location: Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe, Agnietenstraat 5, Utrecht 3512 XA. Map

Tuition: €2700 + €500 minimum deposit (€266,66/day). Includes catered lunch and coffee, water, tea for each training day.

Trainers: Anthony Buckley, Esther Perez, MA LMFT, Hanneke Kalisvaart, PhD
Tuition: 3,200 EUR. 5% discount if application is received by 09/09/2020. A non-refundable registration fee of 25.00 EUR. A deposit of 500.00 EUR 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: Anneke Vinke, PhD,