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SP for the Treatment of Trauma - Online

FEBRUARY 27, 2022 - OCTOBER 24, 2022

SPI is proud to offer this training in a Sunday/Monday format to accommodate participants who observe Shabbat or are otherwise unable to attend Fridays/Saturdays.

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.

NOTE: This course includes elements that are live and interactive. To participate, you must have a computer with internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam. Portions of the training will be recorded. Meeting live-online requires a strong and reliable internet connection.

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

Training Dates:

  1. February 27-28, 2022 (3:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
  2. March 27-28, 2022 (3:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
  3. May 15-17, 2022 (6:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
  4. June 12-14, 2022 (6:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
  5. September 11-12, 2022 (3:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
  6. October 23-24, 2022 (3:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Times: Times listed next to training dates.
Location: Online, Online, Online. Map

View Introductory Session with SPI Founder Pat Ogden Ph.D, Senior Trainer Lana Epstein MSW, MA, LICSW, and Prospective Students here.

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 72.00 contact hours (12.00 contact hours per Module). Credit is awarded on a Module-by-Module basis, with full attendance required for the Modules you attend. There is no additional fee to receive continuing education credit.

Applications for continuing education contact hours will be made available by SPI. If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, learning objectives, grievance issues, contact The Institute for Continuing Education: 800-557-1950. Email:

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, comply with attendance regulations.

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.

Instructional Methodology: Lecture, Demonstration, Audio/visual, Experiential; Practice of techniques, case examples, large and small group discussion

Click here for more information about securing CE credit

Trainers: Lana Epstein M. , Ed., LICSW, LCSW, Janina Fisher, PhD
Tuition: 2,800 USD. 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
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Binyomin Adilman MSW,