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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental & Relational Injury - Online

JUNE 17, 2022 - MAY 13, 2023

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.

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.

Continuing Education Credit

LMFT, Social Work, & Counseling: 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.

Psychologists (APA): The Lifespan Learning Institute and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute are cosponsors of this Continuing Education program. Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by APA to offer Continuing Education Credit for our programs. Your eligibility for CE Credit is based upon full attendance of the course (documented by your meeting session log-in/ log-out and engagement time), and completion of the online evaluation form within 7 days of the meeting end date. Upon verification of these, a PDF of your certificate will be emailed to you around 7 days following the end of the evaluation period.

Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This activity offers 113.5 hours of CE credit.

Training Dates:

  1. June 17-18, 2022
  2. July 22-24, 2022
  3. August 19-20, 2022
  4. September 16-17, 2022
  5. October 14-15, 2022
  6. November 4-5, 2022
  7. January 20-21, 2023
  8. February 24-25, 2023
  9. March 31-April 1, 2023
  10. May 12-13, 2023
Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hr lunch)
Location: Online, Online, Online. Map

Anne Westcott

Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MA; LICSW; 1019498) with over 20 years' experience working with children and families. She holds a private practice in Concord, MA. Anne is a co-developer of the SMART model, a somatic approach to the treatment of traumatized children, and past trainer and supervisor at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center (2007-2016). Anne's published a series: The Hidden Strengths Therapeutic Children's Storybooks (2017), that are a resource for parents, teachers, and professionals working with children ages 4-10 who have experienced trauma or a frightening situation. Anne's current focus has been on childhood development, somatic treatment for traumatized children, educational leadership, and curriculum development, and she has completed courses in educational graphic facilitation, leadership with the Presenting Institute, and early childhood development at Harvard. Anne is working on curriculum development with SPI for the Level II: Developmental Training.

Raymond Rodriguez

Raymond Rodrgiuez, LCSW-R, Rev., is an Afro-Latino Licensed Clinical Social Worker(NY; LCSW; 077444-1) with over twenty years of experience working with community-based programs. He holds a master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and is a trauma specialist assisting clients with complex psychological trauma and PTSD. In addition to private practice, he is the founder and clinical director of Aldea Counseling Services, a group psychotherapy practice in Harlem, NY, servicing primarily people of color. He has taught at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, Columbia University School of Social Work, and Smith College School of Social Work, and is currently on faculty at the Trauma Studies Center of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Integrative Trauma Certificate Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Raymond formerly served on the boards of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers and the No More Fear Foundation. His clinical interests include family therapy, working with immigrant client, race-based oppression, LGBTQI empowerment, spirituality, and working with marginalized communities in community-based mental health. He lives in the Bronx with his partner and son.

Trainers: Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW, Raymond Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW-R
Tuition: 5,500 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

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

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