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Brooklyn, NY (Online)

Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair

JANUARY 29, 2023 - FEBRUARY 5, 2024

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy identifies two general kinds of interrelated psychological issues: developmental and traumatic. Developmental issues result from disturbed early attachment relationships that lead to limiting beliefs about oneself and the world. Post-traumatic stress disorder results from overwhelming experience that remains unintegrated. Early attachment disturbances can lead to a wide variety of adult relational problems, especially when combined with unresolved trauma.

Level II of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program illustrates how traumatic, attachment, and developmental issues influence one another and how to provide effective treatment given their inevitable intertwining. In this training, research from the attachment and neuroscience fields provides the theoretical foundation for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions and practices that address the effects of suboptimal and/or traumatic early attachment.

The Level II Training consists of approximately 180 contact hours.

Click here for Level II curriculum.

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.

Credit through Lifespan Learning Institute is pending

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.

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy


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Training Dates:

  1. January 29-30, 2023
  2. February 26-27, 2023
  3. March 26-27, 2023
  4. April 23-24, 2023
  5. June 18-19, 2023
  6. September 10-11, 2023
  7. October 15-16, 2023
  8. November 5-6, 2023
  9. December 3-4, 2023
  10. January 7-8, 2024
  11. February 4-5, 2024
Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hr. lunch)
Location: Online, Online, Online. Map


Lana Epstein, MSW, MA, LICSW, (1020709) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MA; an LCSW in NY an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in EMDR, a former ASCH-approved consultant in Hypnosis. Lana has maintained a private practice in Lexington, MA since 1984, and currently has office hours in NYC. Her focus has been individual, couple, and group psychotherapies specializing in the treatment of clients who have survived traumatic childhoods. She is a past supervisor at the Trauma Center and was a member of the NESTTD board for 6 years. Integrating a number of therapeutic models, Lana presents internationally and is interested in the integration of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR.

Mason A. Sommers, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(CA;PSY; 9348) in private practice with over 39 years of clinical experience. He supports regional development of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, and has been training in Los Angeles, Boston, and North Carolina. His practice specializes in couples and adult individual therapy, combining analytic, psychodynamic, and somatic psychotherapies in his work. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from UCLA, and his Master or Arts and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Sommers is a former clinical instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and served as a three-term President of the Board of Directors of the Maple Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling agency and training facility for mental health professionals. Dr. Sommers volunteers as a Donate Life/One Legacy Ambassador, working to increase awareness of the need for organ and tissue registry and donation.

Jennifer Gardner, MSW, LICSW, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(MA; LCSW; 1030466) with 25 years' experience working with children and individuals in diverse settings including healthcare, community mental health, early intervention and private practice. Since 2005, she has held a private practice in Reading, MA, providing psychotherapy to couples and adults using a variety of modalities including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and psychodynamic intervention. She is Certified in Early Intervention in MA, holds an MSW from Salem State University, and a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist . Since her Certification as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist in 2016, she has supported students toward certification in New York, Boston, and Dublin. Her interests include attachment, sex therapy, and relationships including couples and caregivers. Jennifer trains and provides consultation internationally for SPI and is co-developing a course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with couples.

Trainers: Lana Epstein M. , Ed., LICSW, LCSW, Mason A. Sommers, Ph.D, Jennifer Gardner MA, LICSW, CST
Tuition: 5,500 USD. 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: Support SPI,
Local Contact: Lana Epstein M. , Ed., LICSW, LCSW, 781-248-1721,