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Toronto, ON

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury

JANUARY 22, 2021 - NOVEMBER 7, 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, in our implicit and procedural memory. Difficulty managing relationships, depression, anxiety, somatic complaints, and addiction have roots in these early experiences and the resulting adaptations.

This training equips therapists with the skills, maps, and foundational principles needed to understand and address the challenging issues of developmental meaning, attachment patterns, emotional processing, and adaptive strategies to engage the wisdom of the body for healing and growth, and employ effective somatic interventions in a neurobiologically consistent manner.

This training provides the theoretical foundation to approach developmental injury from three avenues: working with adaptive strategies, child states of consciousness, and the therapeutic dyad.

Participants will learn skills for working somatically and relationally with limiting patterns and core injuries that their clients' present.

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 credited contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

  1. January 22-24, 2021
  2. March 5-7, 2021
  3. April 23-25, 2021
  4. May 28-30, 2021
  5. June 25-27, 2021
  6. September 10-12, 2021
  7. November 5-7, 2021
Times: TBA
Location: Ryerson University Student Centre/Historic Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9. Map
Trainers: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC, Raymond Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW-R
Tuition: 5,500 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 10/30/2020. 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

Successful completion of "Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma" (Level I)

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Lindsay Elin,