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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental & Relational Injury - Online

JUNE 23, 2023 - MARCH 3, 2024

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

Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)

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 module sessions' log-in/ log-out and engagement times), and completion of the online module tests and evaluation forms within 7 days of the course 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 23-25, 2023
  2. July 28-30, 2023
  3. September 22-24, 2023
  4. October 27-29, 2023
  5. December 1-3, 2023
  6. January 12-14, 2024
  7. March 1-3, 2024
Times: Fridays/Saturdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Online, Online, Online. Map

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.

Faan Yeen Sidor, Psy.D. (she, her, hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, and her Doctorate degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Faan Yeen has over twenty years of clinical experience including over a decade as a subject matter expert with active-duty military members, veterans and their families, suffering from combat-related PTSD, complex trauma. In her role as Supervising Psychologist at SARP (substance-abuse recovery program), she supervised and trained substance-abuse counselors and social workers. She also served as adjunct faculty for The Chicago Medical School teaching and supervising psychiatric residents. Faan Yeen is a first-generation American, born to immigrant parents from China and Hungary. Her passions include work with racialized trauma, gender-related trauma, relational trauma, and attachment. Her professional experience and personal background have led her to incorporate spirituality, culture, intergenerational trauma and healing into her work. Her current areas of exploration are indigenous healing practices and ritual.

Trainers: Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW, Faan Yeen Sidor, Psy.D.
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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