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Utrecht, Netherlands

SP for the Treatment of Trauma

FEBRUARY 3, 2022 - JULY 9, 2022

Dutch trainings will take place according to RIVM regulations and governmental rules. Specific details will be communicated.

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: FGzPt 84 pt; NIP-KJ/OG 80 pt. (herreg. & opleiding), NIP-LWP, 80 pt; FVB 75 pt; VEN 18 pt (breed); NVP (psychotherapie) 72 pt.

Netherlands Admission Criteria

Note: If you want to take the training online and are Dutch and intend to practice in the Netherlands, please be aware of the special situation and the Dutch Admission Criteria. Also, if you intend to take the training elsewhere, please do realize that the SPI community in the Netherlands has formal membership criteria that will be upheld when applying for membership and/or for entering the Level II training. Please contact our local organizer Dr. Anneke Vinke on training at for details.

Training Dates:

  1. February 3-5, 2022
  2. April 7-9, 2022
  3. May 19-21, 2022
  4. July 7-9, 2022
Times: 9:00-17:00 (1-hour lunch, two 15 minute breaks)
Location: Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe, Agnietenstraat 5, Utrecht 3512 XA.
Trainers: Anthony Buckley, Esther Perez, MA LMFT, Hanneke Kalisvaart, PhD
Tuition: 3,200 EUR.
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Anneke Vinke, PhD,