Full Course Description
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice
- Theorize how the “somatic narrative” informs trauma treatment strategies.
- Employ four (4) somatic resources to promote regulating dysregulated arousal.
- Analyze why reaching out can be helpful to improve treatment outcomes when clients have relationship problems.
- Practice three (3) skills the therapist uses to help clients become mindful and improve level of functioning.
- Welcome to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Introduction to the Body’s Intelligence
- Trauma and Somatic Resources
- Regulating Arousal/ Case Illustration
- Paradigm Shift: From conversation to mindfulness
- Resourcing to Processing
- Instinctive Defensive Responses
- Immobilizing Defenses (and case illustration)
- Dissociative Parts and the Body
- Attachment, Relationship and Sociocultural Considerations
- Attachment and Proximity Seeking Actions
- Hope and Movement Vocabulary
- Principles that Guide Practice
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Social Workers
- Other Mental Health Professionals