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Integrating the Body in Psychotherapy Online Summit


Faculty:
Janina Fisher |  Pat Ogden |  Robert Schwarz |  Stephen Porges, PhD |  Manuela Mischke-Reeds |  Bessel van der Kolk |  Amber Elizabeth Gray |  Gail Parker |  Deirdre Fay |  Nancy Napier |  Mary NurrieStearns |  Rick Nurriestearns |   3 more....
Duration:
32 Hours
Copyright :
Sep 24, 2020
Product Code:
SUM001390
Brochure Code:
SUM83714
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Integrating the Body in Psychotherapy Online Summit

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Conference Opening | with summit host Janina Fisher, PhD AND Coming to Your Senses: Recovering from Trauma by Learning to Safely Inhabit Your Body | Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Now we can help people recover from trauma and reclaim ownership of their lives. We can now bring them in synch with their lives today, to feel alive and here in the present moment.

How? By teaching clients to safely live in their bodies.
And through connecting neuroscience, trauma research and clinical practice when we do our work.
Join keynote speaker Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., NY Times bestselling author of The Body Keeps the Score, for this conference opening session. Dr. van der Kolk is world-renowned for his skill and effectiveness in connecting the two worlds of research and clinical practice. 
In the words of Peter A. Levine, PhD, developer of Somatic Experiencing and author of In an Unspoken Voice:

"Dr. van der Kolk’s work unites the evolving neuroscience of trauma research with an emergent wave of body-oriented therapies and traditional mind/body practices that go beyond symptom relief and connect us with our vital energy and here-and-now presence."

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate the impact of trauma on the various parts of the brain, body and nervous system.
  2. Articulate ways to restore proper balance between the rational and emotional brains, that can help clients re-establish ownership of their bodies and minds.
  3. Propose methods that re-establish connection and synchrony with others to overcome trauma.

Outline

The imprint of trauma on the brain, body and nervous system

The keys to overcoming trauma

Body-based clinical practices

Copyright : 09/24/2020

The Emergence of a Polyvagal-Informed Therapy: Harnessing Neuroception of Safety in Clinical Treatment | Stephen Porges, PhD

Scientific evidence reveals how to help your clients feel safe enough to get to the REAL issues so they can finally heal from trauma, depression, addiction and other mental health challenges.

Trauma and stress rewire your clients’ nervous system - keeping the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in a constant physiological state that supports fear and defense. This can make them easily agitated, always scanning the environment for signs of danger, or numb and completely shut off from the world.

When the nervous system is in self-protection mode, clients are physically incapable of feeling safe, connecting with others or healing mental and physical wounds, which compounds their suffering.

You can help them find their way back to safety by leveraging the revolutionary tools and insight from the Polyvagal Theory.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine how the autonomic nervous system is related to social and defensive behaviors.
  2. Appraise the clinical conditions necessary to promote feelings of safety in the client.
  3. Theorize why deficits in the Social Engagement System are core features of several psychiatric disorders.

Outline

Polyvagal Theory

  • The role of autonomic state as an intervening variable mediating trust and calmness or reactivity to threat
  • The importance of acknowledging and honoring the consequences of a neuroception of threat
  • The effect of treat on autonomic state and neuroception

Strategies to mitigate threat

  • Role of the social engagement system is therapy
  • Harnessing the power of neuroception in therapy 

Copyright : 09/24/2020

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Body Oriented Therapy Techniques for Trauma and Attachment | Pat Ogden, PhD

The body’s intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy.  Few educational programs in psychology or counseling emphasize how to draw on the wisdom of the body to support therapeutic change, leaving therapists mostly dependent on a client’s verbal narrative.  Yet the story told by the “somatic narrative”—gesture, posture, prosody, facial expressions, eye gaze, and movement—is arguably more significant than the story told by the words.  This talk will elucidate the wisdom of the body and how to tap the body itself to support therapeutic goals.  

Program Information

Outline

The Wisdom of the Body

  • Why the movement and posture is important target of intervention 
  • How to use mindfulness  to tap the wisdom of the body (embedded relational mindfulness)
  • Discovering resources of the body to stabilize arousal
Legacies of Trauma and Attachment
  • Use of movement to process traumatic memory
  • Use of movement to support adaptive relationships

Objectives

  1. Choose three somatic resources to regulate arousal
  2. Determine “bottom up processing” to resolve traumatic memory
  3. Distinguish proximity-seeking actions and how they relate to the client experience
  4. Integrate embedded relational mindfulness within treatment planning for client sessions

Copyright : 09/24/2020

A Mind-Body Approach to Race-Based Traumatic Stress Recovery | Gail Parker, PhD

Join Gail Parker, PhD and explore a mind/body approach to stress reduction and trauma recovery from race-based traumatic stress.

Restorative Yoga supports embodied awareness and enhances an overall sense of well-being. It eases stress, aids in trauma recovery, and is an effective adjunct to psychotherapy.

When you lose the ability to recognize it for what it is, abusive and traumatizing, and learn to tolerate the intolerable, the unacknowledged pain does not disappear; it just goes underground and can express itself in ways that zap your vitality and make it difficult to live your best life.

The emotional wounds of race-based trauma land in the body. The resulting pain is not a cognitive experience and recovery cannot occur by talk therapy alone. Sometimes in the face of race-based trauma there are no words to describe the experience, and talking about it can be re-traumatizing.

Program Information

Outline

  1. Race-Based Traumatic Stress: differentiation from PTSD 
  2. High-effort coping
  3. The physiology of emotion
  4. Emotional regulation tools
  5. Restorative Yoga as a helpful tool for clients

Objectives

  1. Determine the difference between PTSD and race-based traumatic stress.
  2. Practice emotional regulation tools such as restorative yoga.
  3. Incorporate restorative yoga as a helpful aid in your treatment planning to help clients cope with race-based traumatic stress.

Copyright : 09/24/2020

The Body as a Shared Whole:  Using Visualization Techniques to Treat Dissociation | Janina Fisher, PhD

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine signs of disowned parts and their internal conflicts experienced by clients  
  2. Employ visualization techniques that create a sense of closeness or attunement 
  3. Practice somatic interventions that foster an increased sense of compassion for dissociated parts 

Outline

Dissociation as a Survival Strategy

Visualization as a somatic strategy to foster a felt sense attunement

“Self-Compassion”: welcoming every part of the personality 

Copyright : 09/24/2020

Panel Discussion & Conference Closing - Day 1

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish among the various somatic interventions discussed by all presenters.
  2. Determine best approaches in working with race-based traumatic stress. 
  3. Propose how to incorporate the various techniques presented into treatment planning.

Outline

  • Review of the day’s content by host Janina Fisher, PhD 
    • The science of bringing the body into psychotherapy 
    • Somatic techniques 
    • Polyvagal Theory 
    • Working with race-based traumatic stress 
    • Treating dissociation 
  • Speakers discuss the key elements and unifying themes of the various presentations 
  • Questions and answers/discussion from the participants

Copyright : 09/24/2020

Conference Opening | with summit host Janina Fisher, PhD AND Energy Psychology: A Bodymind Approach for Rapidly Transforming Stress and Trauma | Robert Schwarz, PsyD

Energy psychology (EP) (e.g. Tapping) is an evidenced based approach (over 125 published studies) to treat trauma, anxiety, stress and other important clinical problems.   This presentation will show you can use Emotional Freedom Techniques and other EP approaches to rapidly down regulate the body so that your clients can better process and respond to stressful and traumatic events.    Learn how these approaches can be used within a trauma informed framework and integrated with other clinical skills.  Discover how you can use these approaches both as an empowering tool for self care for both clients and therapists as well as a rich and flexible clinical tool that allows for deep healing of traumatic events without abreaction and re-traumatization.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Propose at least 3 published studies demonstrating the effectiveness of energy psychology techniques 
  2. Determine at least 2 body based mechanisms that may underlie the effectiveness of energy psychology to reduce the effects of trauma and stress 
  3. Demonstrate the 4 main steps of emotional freedom techniques EFT) 

Outline

Science and Research of energy psychology 

  • Brief Review of the outcome research supporting the effectiveness of Energy psychology 
  • Description of energy psychology used to treat trauma after genocide 
  • Discussion of body-based mechanisms that may underlie the effectiveness of EP 

Description of the basic patterns of energy psychology tools 

  • Discussion how to use EP tools within a stage oriented, bottom-up trauma informed approach 
  • Brief review of some of the major EP schools of treatment 
  • Description of the basic protocols of emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and how they are used to process trauma while staying within the window of tolerance. 
  • Description of a simple EP protocol to help support healthy boundaries 

Integrating EP in clinical practice 

  • How to use EP as a self-regulation tool including video resources for clients 
  • Differences between self-help versions and clinical versions of EP 
  • Simple techniques to invite clients to use deeper clinical techniques 
  • How to integrate one EP technique into treatment planning 
  • Ethical Guidelines and guidelines how clinicians can get appropriate training   

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Becoming Safely Embodied: Building a Solid, Steady Secure Self | Deirdre Fay, LICSW

Trauma imprints a legacy of hopeless, despair, and shame which prevents building a foundational sense of self and interrupts resolution.  Using the Parallel Lives model, Becoming Safely Embodied helps clients discover how the past is intruding into their present.  Using a mindfulness-based approach, they can learn to track triggers, slow down reactivity, and let internal experience rise, crest, and fall.

This presentation presents the Becoming Safely Embodied model and its integration of ancient traditions from the yoga and mindfulness world into attachment theory and psychotherapy.  These practices help clients to build new pathways that remap their internal experience and facilitate a solid sense of self capable of holding whatever comes up.  With greater internal capacity, client can contain and tolerate the emotional intensity that healing requires.  

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Construct the Parallel Lives model for tracking traumatic intrusions  
  2. Evaluate triggers and triggering by observing the client’s body experience 
  3. Distinguish how fears, blocks, and resistances can be harnessed somatically and used for motivation 

Outline

A step-by-step guide to building inner structure

Fears, blocks, and resistances transformed into motivation

The Parallel Lives Model: to create success in tracking traumatic intrusions

Re-pattern clients’ trauma-related states and experience well-being 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

From Disorganization to Organization: Working with Somatic Experiencing® | Nancy Napier, LMFT

After years of doing body-based trauma resolution work, as a psychodynamic, relationally-oriented psychotherapist, I have arrived at the conviction that what lives in the body determines much of what we feel and how we perceive ourselves and the world. We think the body lives in the present, but it actually responds most vividly to unmetabolized trauma responses that are alive and well in the nervous system.

Somatic Experiencing® offers approaches that allow us to help clients move from the disorganization of unmetabolized trauma responses to the organization of a coherent, regulated system. We are, in a very real sense, bringing the body up to date when we invite clients to notice their physiological responses and help them to learn how to allow old responses that are “stuck” in the body to move through and complete themselves.

Because we each carry a blueprint for health at the core of our body-mind being, the natural tendency of the body to move toward health and wholeness becomes our constant companion in this healing journey. We also cultivate the benevolent observer, so that clients are supported to be able to move through unresolved trauma responses with awareness and a whole, integrated brain. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate to clients’ methods to track their body’s activation responses that help support both regulation and developing capacity for discomfort. 
  2. Apply titration to the process of working with client’s trauma responses. 
  3. Propose ways to clients that help normalize their responses as natural to trauma states. 

Outline

The importance of embodied presence  

  • Orienting to the inherent blueprint for health and wholeness 
  • Reinforcing client wholeness 

Cultivating a sense of benevolence in response to understanding trauma’s impact on the body and psyche

Moving from disorganization to organization

Increasing the capacity to be uncomfortable

Elements of Somatic Experiencing® 

  • Bringing the body into the present 
  • Orienting to the felt-sense 
  • Titration 
  • Slowed-down processing 
  • Pendulation 
  • Understanding the threat response cycle 
  • SIBAM and coupling dynamics 
  • Deactivation and reorganization 
  • A return to curiosity and orientation 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Collective Trauma: Practical Strategies for Working Somatically in Times of Change | Manuela Mischke Reeds, LMFT

We live in a time of collective trauma. It is a shared experience that impacts the psychological and somatic health for both clients and therapist. The trauma therapist experiences the same systemic and societal forces as the clients they work with. The ongoing nature of the collective stress can feel groundless and can lead to overwhelm, hopelessness and bodily disconnect.  This presentation will provide clinical tips on how to utilize somatic interventions for both client and therapist. We will examine the impact of collective trauma on the therapist-client work and how to apply a mindset towards resiliency. Through understanding the importance of somatic intelligence, a concrete pathway towards more compassionate capacity becomes available.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Apply three essential somatic tools to apply in their existing practice. 
  2. Compose a personal trauma narrative within the collective trauma context in order to better relate to clients’ narratives. 
  3. Determine the larger role that collective trauma plays within our client’s lives.

Outline

The Interconnected Nature of Trauma 

  • Trauma is not just an individual story 
  • The therapist’s job as interconnected to the societal forces 
  • Seeing ones helping capacity as interdependent  

Somatic Intelligence  

  • Key somatic techniques to reconnect with one’s innate somatic knowledge, through key practices  
  • Foster emotional resilience for both the clinician and client 
  • Enhance the capacity for emotional resilience  

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Trauma and The Moving Body | Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD

Those oppressed by violence in daily life struggle due to lack of access to everything that provides refuge and safety. This presentation will share embodied breath, somatic and movement practices that offer stabilization, grounding, and state-shifting for both client and therapist well-being.

Recognizing that the most essential ingredient for client co-regulation is therapist self-regulation, this presentation offers embodied approaches that equally serve the therapeutic alliance.

A mix of theoretical and scientific principles from Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement therapy will buoy these practices, developed by the presenters 23 years working with survivors of complex, relational and historic trauma seeking refuge from war, violence and torture. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Formulate a human rights framework for body-based therapies with survivors of trauma 
  2. Appraise the theories that are central to polyvagal-informed dance/movement therapy. 
  3. Practice 3 state-shifting practices to promote grounding, stabilization, enhanced interoception, self-and-co-regulation and self-reciprocity. 

Outline

Landing in Our Bodies Practice

Restorative Movement Psychotherapy and Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy

Practices for Regulation and Reciprocity  

  • Grounding and Stabilizing Practice 
  • Enhancing Interoception Practice 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Panel Discussion & Conference Closing - Day 2

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish among the various interventions discussed by all presenters. 
  2. Propose how to incorporate the various techniques presented into treatment planning. 
  3. Evaluate the efficacy of working somatically via telehealth. 

Outline

  • Review of the day’s content by host Janina Fisher, PhD 
    • The research and use of Tapping as a modality for anxiety stress and trauma 
    • Somatic Experiencing and the work of Peter Levine 
    • Working with clients somatically via telehealth during the pandemic 
  • Speakers discuss the key elements and unifying themes of the various presentations 
  • Questions and answers/discussion from the participants 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Coming to Your Senses: Recovering from Trauma by Learning to Safely Inhabit Your Body

Now we can help people recover from trauma and reclaim ownership of their lives. We can now bring them in synch with their lives today, to feel alive and here in the present moment.

How? By teaching clients to safely live in their bodies.
And through connecting neuroscience, trauma research and clinical practice when we do our work.
Join keynote speaker Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., NY Times bestselling author of The Body Keeps the Score, for this conference opening session. Dr. van der Kolk is world-renowned for his skill and effectiveness in connecting the two worlds of research and clinical practice. 
In the words of Peter A. Levine, PhD, developer of Somatic Experiencing and author of In an Unspoken Voice:

"Dr. van der Kolk’s work unites the evolving neuroscience of trauma research with an emergent wave of body-oriented therapies and traditional mind/body practices that go beyond symptom relief and connect us with our vital energy and here-and-now presence."

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate the impact of trauma on the various parts of the brain, body and nervous system.
  2. Articulate ways to restore proper balance between the rational and emotional brains, that can help clients re-establish ownership of their bodies and minds.
  3. Propose methods that re-establish connection and synchrony with others to overcome trauma.

Outline

The imprint of trauma on the brain, body and nervous system

The keys to overcoming trauma

Body-based clinical practices

Copyright : 09/24/2020

The Emergence of a Polyvagal-Informed Therapy: Harnessing Neuroception of Safety in Clinical Treatment

Scientific evidence reveals how to help your clients feel safe enough to get to the REAL issues so they can finally heal from trauma, depression, addiction and other mental health challenges.

Trauma and stress rewire your clients’ nervous system - keeping the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in a constant physiological state that supports fear and defense. This can make them easily agitated, always scanning the environment for signs of danger, or numb and completely shut off from the world.

When the nervous system is in self-protection mode, clients are physically incapable of feeling safe, connecting with others or healing mental and physical wounds, which compounds their suffering.

You can help them find their way back to safety by leveraging the revolutionary tools and insight from the Polyvagal Theory.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine how the autonomic nervous system is related to social and defensive behaviors.
  2. Appraise the clinical conditions necessary to promote feelings of safety in the client.
  3. Theorize why deficits in the Social Engagement System are core features of several psychiatric disorders.

Outline

Polyvagal Theory

  • The role of autonomic state as an intervening variable mediating trust and calmness or reactivity to threat
  • The importance of acknowledging and honoring the consequences of a neuroception of threat
  • The effect of treat on autonomic state and neuroception

Strategies to mitigate threat

  • Role of the social engagement system is therapy
  • Harnessing the power of neuroception in therapy 

Copyright : 09/24/2020

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Body Oriented Therapy Techniques for Trauma and Attachment

The body’s intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy.  Few educational programs in psychology or counseling emphasize how to draw on the wisdom of the body to support therapeutic change, leaving therapists mostly dependent on a client’s verbal narrative.  Yet the story told by the “somatic narrative”—gesture, posture, prosody, facial expressions, eye gaze, and movement—is arguably more significant than the story told by the words.  This talk will elucidate the wisdom of the body and how to tap the body itself to support therapeutic goals.  

Program Information

Outline

The Wisdom of the Body

  • Why the movement and posture is important target of intervention 
  • How to use mindfulness  to tap the wisdom of the body (embedded relational mindfulness)
  • Discovering resources of the body to stabilize arousal
Legacies of Trauma and Attachment
  • Use of movement to process traumatic memory
  • Use of movement to support adaptive relationships

Objectives

  1. Choose three somatic resources to regulate arousal
  2. Determine “bottom up processing” to resolve traumatic memory
  3. Distinguish proximity-seeking actions and how they relate to the client experience
  4. Integrate embedded relational mindfulness within treatment planning for client sessions

Copyright : 09/24/2020

A Mind-Body Approach to Race-Based Traumatic Stress Recovery

Join Gail Parker, PhD and explore a mind/body approach to stress reduction and trauma recovery from race-based traumatic stress.

Restorative Yoga supports embodied awareness and enhances an overall sense of well-being. It eases stress, aids in trauma recovery, and is an effective adjunct to psychotherapy.

When you lose the ability to recognize it for what it is, abusive and traumatizing, and learn to tolerate the intolerable, the unacknowledged pain does not disappear; it just goes underground and can express itself in ways that zap your vitality and make it difficult to live your best life.

The emotional wounds of race-based trauma land in the body. The resulting pain is not a cognitive experience and recovery cannot occur by talk therapy alone. Sometimes in the face of race-based trauma there are no words to describe the experience, and talking about it can be re-traumatizing.

Program Information

Outline

  1. Race-Based Traumatic Stress: differentiation from PTSD 
  2. High-effort coping
  3. The physiology of emotion
  4. Emotional regulation tools
  5. Restorative Yoga as a helpful tool for clients

Objectives

  1. Determine the difference between PTSD and race-based traumatic stress.
  2. Practice emotional regulation tools such as restorative yoga.
  3. Incorporate restorative yoga as a helpful aid in your treatment planning to help clients cope with race-based traumatic stress.

Copyright : 09/24/2020

The Body as a Shared Whole: Using Visualization Techniques to Treat Dissociation

Disconnection from self in the context of traumatic experience is a survival strategy that allows victims to disown what is happening and disown the parts that are victimized. The cost of dissociation as an instinctive mental survival response is often lifelong internal conflicts, shame and self-loathing, difficulty self-soothing, and complications in relationships with others.  Without internal coherence or compassion, these individuals are vulnerable to suicidality and self-harm or substance abuse, often marginalized by the label of “borderline.”

Despite the feeling of being irretrievably damaged, all humans have a brain capable of visualizing or imagining experiences of acceptance, closeness, and comfort that evoke the same somatic sensations associated with early secure attachment.  Helping clients discover their split-off younger selves and imaginatively bring them “home” spontaneously leads to an internal sense of warmth and safety they have never known.  In this presentation, we will explore the therapeutic power of using somatic experience to foster internal attachment to clients’ most deeply disowned younger selves.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine signs of disowned parts and their internal conflicts experienced by clients  
  2. Employ visualization techniques that create a sense of closeness or attunement 
  3. Practice somatic interventions that foster an increased sense of compassion for dissociated parts 

Outline

Dissociation as a Survival Strategy

Visualization as a somatic strategy to foster a felt sense attunement

“Self-Compassion”: welcoming every part of the personality 

Copyright : 09/24/2020

Panel Discussion & Conference Closing - Day 1

Join the day’s speakers as they come together to discuss the various approaches that were collectively discussed. Hear the key highlights each speaker learned from each of the presentations and how mental health clinicians can best integrate the science and skills offered during the day’s conference.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish among the various somatic interventions discussed by all presenters.
  2. Determine best approaches in working with race-based traumatic stress. 
  3. Propose how to incorporate the various techniques presented into treatment planning.

Outline

  • Review of the day’s content by host Janina Fisher, PhD 
    • The science of bringing the body into psychotherapy 
    • Somatic techniques 
    • Polyvagal Theory 
    • Working with race-based traumatic stress 
    • Treating dissociation 
  • Speakers discuss the key elements and unifying themes of the various presentations 
  • Questions and answers/discussion from the participants

Copyright : 09/24/2020

Energy Psychology: A Bodymind Approach for Rapidly Transforming Stress and Trauma

Energy psychology (EP) (e.g. Tapping) is an evidenced based approach (over 125 published studies) to treat trauma, anxiety, stress and other important clinical problems.   This presentation will show you can use Emotional Freedom Techniques and other EP approaches to rapidly down regulate the body so that your clients can better process and respond to stressful and traumatic events.    Learn how these approaches can be used within a trauma informed framework and integrated with other clinical skills.  Discover how you can use these approaches both as an empowering tool for self care for both clients and therapists as well as a rich and flexible clinical tool that allows for deep healing of traumatic events without abreaction and re-traumatization.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Propose at least 3 published studies demonstrating the effectiveness of energy psychology techniques 
  2. Determine at least 2 body based mechanisms that may underlie the effectiveness of energy psychology to reduce the effects of trauma and stress 
  3. Demonstrate the 4 main steps of emotional freedom techniques EFT) 

Outline

Science and Research of energy psychology 

  • Brief Review of the outcome research supporting the effectiveness of Energy psychology 
  • Description of energy psychology used to treat trauma after genocide 
  • Discussion of body-based mechanisms that may underlie the effectiveness of EP 

Description of the basic patterns of energy psychology tools 

  • Discussion how to use EP tools within a stage oriented, bottom-up trauma informed approach 
  • Brief review of some of the major EP schools of treatment 
  • Description of the basic protocols of emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and how they are used to process trauma while staying within the window of tolerance. 
  • Description of a simple EP protocol to help support healthy boundaries 

Integrating EP in clinical practice 

  • How to use EP as a self-regulation tool including video resources for clients 
  • Differences between self-help versions and clinical versions of EP 
  • Simple techniques to invite clients to use deeper clinical techniques 
  • How to integrate one EP technique into treatment planning 
  • Ethical Guidelines and guidelines how clinicians can get appropriate training   

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Becoming Safely Embodied: Building a Solid, Steady Secure Self

Trauma imprints a legacy of hopeless, despair, and shame which prevents building a foundational sense of self and interrupts resolution.  Using the Parallel Lives model, Becoming Safely Embodied helps clients discover how the past is intruding into their present.  Using a mindfulness-based approach, they can learn to track triggers, slow down reactivity, and let internal experience rise, crest, and fall.

This presentation presents the Becoming Safely Embodied model and its integration of ancient traditions from the yoga and mindfulness world into attachment theory and psychotherapy.  These practices help clients to build new pathways that remap their internal experience and facilitate a solid sense of self capable of holding whatever comes up.  With greater internal capacity, client can contain and tolerate the emotional intensity that healing requires.  

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Construct the Parallel Lives model for tracking traumatic intrusions  
  2. Evaluate triggers and triggering by observing the client’s body experience 
  3. Distinguish how fears, blocks, and resistances can be harnessed somatically and used for motivation 

Outline

A step-by-step guide to building inner structure

Fears, blocks, and resistances transformed into motivation

The Parallel Lives Model: to create success in tracking traumatic intrusions

Re-pattern clients’ trauma-related states and experience well-being 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

From Disorganization to Organization: Working with Somatic Experiencing®

After years of doing body-based trauma resolution work, as a psychodynamic, relationally-oriented psychotherapist, I have arrived at the conviction that what lives in the body determines much of what we feel and how we perceive ourselves and the world. We think the body lives in the present, but it actually responds most vividly to unmetabolized trauma responses that are alive and well in the nervous system.

Somatic Experiencing® offers approaches that allow us to help clients move from the disorganization of unmetabolized trauma responses to the organization of a coherent, regulated system. We are, in a very real sense, bringing the body up to date when we invite clients to notice their physiological responses and help them to learn how to allow old responses that are “stuck” in the body to move through and complete themselves.

Because we each carry a blueprint for health at the core of our body-mind being, the natural tendency of the body to move toward health and wholeness becomes our constant companion in this healing journey. We also cultivate the benevolent observer, so that clients are supported to be able to move through unresolved trauma responses with awareness and a whole, integrated brain. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate to clients’ methods to track their body’s activation responses that help support both regulation and developing capacity for discomfort. 
  2. Apply titration to the process of working with client’s trauma responses. 
  3. Propose ways to clients that help normalize their responses as natural to trauma states. 

Outline

The importance of embodied presence  

  • Orienting to the inherent blueprint for health and wholeness 
  • Reinforcing client wholeness 

Cultivating a sense of benevolence in response to understanding trauma’s impact on the body and psyche

Moving from disorganization to organization

Increasing the capacity to be uncomfortable

Elements of Somatic Experiencing® 

  • Bringing the body into the present 
  • Orienting to the felt-sense 
  • Titration 
  • Slowed-down processing 
  • Pendulation 
  • Understanding the threat response cycle 
  • SIBAM and coupling dynamics 
  • Deactivation and reorganization 
  • A return to curiosity and orientation 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Collective Trauma: Practical Strategies for Working Somatically in Times of Change

We live in a time of collective trauma. It is a shared experience that impacts the psychological and somatic health for both clients and therapist. The trauma therapist experiences the same systemic and societal forces as the clients they work with. The ongoing nature of the collective stress can feel groundless and can lead to overwhelm, hopelessness and bodily disconnect.  This presentation will provide clinical tips on how to utilize somatic interventions for both client and therapist. We will examine the impact of collective trauma on the therapist-client work and how to apply a mindset towards resiliency. Through understanding the importance of somatic intelligence, a concrete pathway towards more compassionate capacity becomes available.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Apply three essential somatic tools to apply in their existing practice. 
  2. Compose a personal trauma narrative within the collective trauma context in order to better relate to clients’ narratives. 
  3. Determine the larger role that collective trauma plays within our client’s lives.

Outline

The Interconnected Nature of Trauma 

  • Trauma is not just an individual story 
  • The therapist’s job as interconnected to the societal forces 
  • Seeing ones helping capacity as interdependent  

Somatic Intelligence  

  • Key somatic techniques to reconnect with one’s innate somatic knowledge, through key practices  
  • Foster emotional resilience for both the clinician and client 
  • Enhance the capacity for emotional resilience  

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Trauma and The Moving Body

Those oppressed by violence in daily life struggle due to lack of access to everything that provides refuge and safety. This presentation will share embodied breath, somatic and movement practices that offer stabilization, grounding, and state-shifting for both client and therapist well-being.

Recognizing that the most essential ingredient for client co-regulation is therapist self-regulation, this presentation offers embodied approaches that equally serve the therapeutic alliance.

A mix of theoretical and scientific principles from Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement therapy will buoy these practices, developed by the presenters 23 years working with survivors of complex, relational and historic trauma seeking refuge from war, violence and torture. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Formulate a human rights framework for body-based therapies with survivors of trauma 
  2. Appraise the theories that are central to polyvagal-informed dance/movement therapy. 
  3. Practice 3 state-shifting practices to promote grounding, stabilization, enhanced interoception, self-and-co-regulation and self-reciprocity. 

Outline

Landing in Our Bodies Practice

Restorative Movement Psychotherapy and Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy

Practices for Regulation and Reciprocity  

  • Grounding and Stabilizing Practice 
  • Enhancing Interoception Practice 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

Panel Discussion & Conference Closing - Day 2

Join the day’s speakers as they come together to discuss the various approaches that were collectively discussed. Hear the key highlights each speaker learned from each of the presentations and how mental health clinicians can best integrate the science and skills offered during the day’s conference. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish among the various interventions discussed by all presenters. 
  2. Propose how to incorporate the various techniques presented into treatment planning. 
  3. Evaluate the efficacy of working somatically via telehealth. 

Outline

  • Review of the day’s content by host Janina Fisher, PhD 
    • The research and use of Tapping as a modality for anxiety stress and trauma 
    • Somatic Experiencing and the work of Peter Levine 
    • Working with clients somatically via telehealth during the pandemic 
  • Speakers discuss the key elements and unifying themes of the various presentations 
  • Questions and answers/discussion from the participants 

Copyright : 09/25/2020

3-Day Experiential in Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation: Applications for Mental Health Clinical Practice | Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT; Rick NurrieStearns

Watch this workshop recording for a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive, experiential and rejuvenating experience while learning techniques to help your clients. You will learn the latest scientific brain research related to yoga and mindfulness and how to implement brain changing practices, yogic interventions, specific mindfulness techniques, and self-compassion techniques in all phases of your therapy sessions.

This recording takes it a step further because you will experience first-hand the transformative power of meditation and mindful activities during clinical exercises and demonstration. Each day contains a balance of lecture with times of clinical meditation exercises, clinical yoga practices, and lunch will be provided for you to practice mindful eating.

Watch Mary and Rick NurrieStearns, who have co-led yoga and meditation workshops and retreats for several years and bring close to 70 years of combined experience in clinical meditation and clinical yoga practice. They are experts at showing clinicians how to empower clients to:

  • Apply mindful and yoga techniques to reduce anxiety, depression, shame, grief, chronic pain, and/or unworthiness.
  • Use self-compassion to make dramatic therapeutic changes.
  • Access beneficial memories to increase optimism and personal strength.
  • Incorporate mindfulness strategies to stay in the moment to soothe distressing emotions and relieve old trauma patterns.
  • Apply yoga interventions to calm the nervous system, as well as increase body and present moment awareness.
  • Cultivate an inner best friend to mitigate shame and decrease self-blame.
  • Strengthen relationships, increase authenticity, and sharpen problem-solving skills.
  • Unmask true values to establish meaningful goals in therapy.

This is a rare opportunity that you won’t want to miss! You are sure to leave feeling refreshed and excited to take this back to your clinical practice!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Articulate the psychological impact and long-term effects of emotional trauma on a client’s mental health.
  2. Analyze the effects of yoga and meditation on the triune brain and the applications for clinical practice.
  3. Distinguish between the default network, salience network and central executive network and utilize this information for client psychoeducation.
  4. Articulate the concept of negativity bias in the brain as it relates to clients who have experienced trauma.
  5. Explain the social brain and use of interpersonal neurobiology to activate the affiliation system of the brain.
  6. Utilize concentration, distancing, observation and distraction in treating depression producing thoughts.
  7. Apply breathing practices, simple body movement and self-compassion for emotional regulation.
  8. Describe how to incorporate an emotional freedom technique to help clients with emotional stabilization.
  9. Demonstrate components of mindful self-compassion for treating unworthiness and confronting the “inner critic”.
  10. Evaluate mindfulness techniques for helping clients address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain.
  11. Decide effective ways to incorporate chants, mantras, and songs as parts of the healing process for clients.
  12. Apply yogic interventions to assist clients in safely approaching distressing emotions.
  13. Explain how to teach clients to dis-identify from a narrative of unworthiness.
  14. Examine how to use yoga to heal the physiology of shame.
  15. Implement yoga poses applicable to the clinical setting for depression and for emotional trauma.
  16. Construct a life review/eulogy to help focus therapy on the client’s most important values.
  17. Evaluate a mindful communications process for conflict resolution and emotional bonding.
  18. Assess mindful eating for its usefulness as a therapeutic tool.

Outline

Reduce Anxiety, Depression, and Unworthiness

Neuroscience – Psychoeducation and Practices

  • Neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to organize and learn
  • The triune brain
  • Primary emotional motivators
  • Negativity bias of your brain
  • Savoring the good and affiliation system of the brain
  • Social brain: causes and conditions
  • Default mode network, salience network and central executive network of the brain
  • Neuroscience exercises for clinical use
  • Use of art expression to personalize learning
  • Use of small group sharing (not therapy) for learning
  • Exploration of emotional motivators, social brain and savoring the good to personalize learning and small group sharing

Reduce Feelings of Overwhelm, Dissociation and Shame

Lead Clients to Emotional Stabilization

  • Emotional stabilization skills
  • Body scan and sensory input for stabilization
  • Mindful breathing practices
  • Impact of yoga on nervous system
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Mindful walking
  • Clinical examples of emotional stabilization skills
  • Practice emotional stabilization skills

Teach Clients to Observe and Choose Thoughts

Experience the Impact of Thoughts

  • Nonjudgmental observing of thoughts
  • Naming – write thoughts down
  • Recognize, distance and dis-identify from narrative of self-identity
  • Relate to the voice of the inner critic
  • Address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain
  • Store consciousness/mind consciousness and therapeutic implications
  • Use of chants, mantras, songs for healing
  • Nourishing wholesome thoughts – use of repetition and concentration
  • Habit tendencies and neuronal pathways
  • Accessing beneficial memories
  • Clinical examples of relating to thoughts therapeutically
  • Exploration of observing and choosing thoughts to personalize learning and small group sharing

Help Clients Approach and Alleviate Distressing Emotions While Cultivating Emotional Aliveness

Treat Distress with Mercy

  • Be there for grief
  • Comfort pose and self-love mantra
  • Emotional Freedom Technique for client self-care
  • Yoga for emotional trauma/anxiety
  • Yoga for depression
  • Clinical examples of treating distress with mercy
  • Activity to personalize the client’s experience
  • Exploration of approaching and alleviating emotions to personalize learning and small group sharing

Promote Self-Compassion and Increase Emotional Resilience and Self-Acceptance in Clients

Why Kindness to Self at Times Cause Distress

  • Who has seen your goodness? – restoring trust
  • Teachers of compassion
  • The voice of the inner friend
  • Three-part self-compassion note
  • Offering loving kindness to any inner aspect that feels not deserving
  • Compassion for the inner critic
  • Tonglen practice – receiving suffering and sending compassion
  • Clinical examples of utilizing self-compassion
  • Exploration of compassion practices to personalize learning and small group sharing

Resources to Regulate Nervous System and Restore Self-Worth in Clients

Causes of Unworthiness and Shame

  • Impact of shame on brain – default network and pain system
  • The physiology of shame
  • Differentiate among shame, defiance, and noble posture
  • Simple yoga for healing the physiology of shame
  • Narrative of unworthiness
  • Create a new narrative of self
  • Life review/eulogy to discover true values
  • Clinical examples of treating unworthiness and shame
  • Write eulogy to discover true values and small group sharing

Mindfulness Applications for Specific Clinical Use

Mindfulness Communications Process for Conflict Resolution and Emotional Bonding

  • Mindful eating practice and research on mindfulness for overeating
  • Learn and practice leading mindful exercises and yoga for emotional trauma/anxiety and depression

Copyright : 05/01/2019

Dreamwork as Contemplative Practice | Sherri Taylor, PSY.D.

Dreamwork as contemplative practice facilitates psychospiritual wellness through the medicines of rest and restful activity and gentle contemplation of personal embodiment and sensory experience(s).

This presentation provides practitioners with an overview of the theoretical foundations and guiding principles of contemplative dreamwork and the basic progression of contemplative dreamwork to support clients in accessing embodied awareness and increased aliveness. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Formulate how to frame dreamwork as contemplative practice 
  2. Determine why contemplative practices and dreamwork are helpful somatically-based approaches to facilitate psychospiritual wellness. 
  3. Articulate the three phases of contemplative dreamwork 

Outline

Introduction to the Contemplative Dreamwork 

  • Dreamwork and Contemplative Practice 
  • Rest and Deep Embodiment  
  • (Restful Activity: Reverence, Joy, Imagination)  

Phases of Contemplative Dreamwork 

  • Entry 
  • Engagement 
  • Effect  

Copyright : 08/12/2020

Somatic Interventions in Couples Therapy | Deborah Fox. MSW

Somatic Intervention skills are an essential addition to every relationship therapist’s toolbox. There is no conversation worth having if the nervous system isn’t in a settled state. When couples become emotionally charged it’s because they’re feeling threatened. Their nervous systems become alert, ready to defend. This defense serves to keep vulnerable feelings buried and interferes with their ability to effectively engage with their partner. In this presentation, I will offer strategies to enable couples to settle their nervous systems in order to delve more deeply into the sources of distress so that constructive solutions can emerge.

The body “holds” so much emotional information that isn’t always accessible through words. Participants will learn to identify subtle physical signs that one or both partners are feeling threatened or distressed and be able to intervene on a somatic level. Where words alone often fail, these interventions can lead to a deeper exploration of what underlies their unhappiness.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Apply three techniques designed to engage the parasympathetic nervous system at the beginning of a session that facilitates establishing a safe atmosphere between partners.
  2. Distinguish three early signs of activation that indicate one or both partners are feeling threatened and be able to use strategies to intervene effectively such that the therapeutic work can continue.
  3. Integrate three interventions that utilize a focus on body sensations to further the therapeutic process when working with couples in session.

Outline

Somatic-focused couple’s therapy

  • Polyvagal theory, implicit memory, neuroception and
  • Applying these critical concepts in therapy sessions with couples
How to engage the parasympathetic nervous system at the beginning of a session
  • Why this is critical for the efficacy of the therapeutic process 
  • Techniques for settling the nervous system
Once the conversation begins
  • Structuring a conversation to facilitate maximum parasympathetic system engagement 
  • The value of mirroring in keeping the parasympathetic system engaged
  • Tracking the body for subtle signs of nervous system activation – what to look for and strategies to employ
  • Learning the language of body and how to use it as a resource for therapeutic inquiry

Copyright : 08/04/2020

Expressive Arts Therapy as Somatically-Based Interventions with Trauma: Using Rhythm, Movement, Sound, and Imagery for Embodied Awareness

Neurobiology has proven to us that we must “come to our senses” when it comes to restoring mind and body after trauma. Expressive arts therapy is a somatically-based approach that addresses not only through brain-wise methods, but also the body’s sensory experience of trauma in ways that no other methods can.

This presentation provides you with the basic concepts necessary to apply expressive approaches to help clients access embodied awareness and to effectively address experiences that leave individuals stuck in terror, isolation, and shame. Participants will specifically learn how to integrate simple rhythmic, movement-oriented, image-making, and other techniques that will help traumatized clients begin to once again feel safe, calm, and enlivened.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine why rhythm, movement, sound, and imagery are somatically-based approaches to trauma
  2. Apply at least three expressive interventions to support self-regulation and co-regulation in traumatized individuals
  3. Evaluate the roles of interoception, exteroception, and proprioception in expressive arts and traumatic stress

Outline

How Expressive Arts Therapy Addresses Trauma

  • Why the body’s rhythm is a natural foundation for trauma repair
  • Simple rhythm and sound interventions to support self-regulation and embodied safety

Interoception, Exteroception, and Propioception: Three Key Concepts in Restoring a Good Rhythm within the Body

  • Using imagery and movement to tap interoception experiences
  • How to combine imagery and movement to support attunement, entrainment, and synchrony

Copyright : 08/27/2020

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.0 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 9.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-802, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by a national professional association of counseling, social work or substance abuse counseling. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 9.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 9.0 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 12.0 contact hours. 


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 11.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 11.0 contact hours.


Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 9.0 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 9.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 12.0 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Maryland Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the . A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 9.0 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 12.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 9.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 9.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The South Dakota Administrative Rules (ARSD20:68:07) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 12.0 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 12.0 contact hours. 


Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 9.0 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers of the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 9.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 720 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 9.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.0 credits. 


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 12.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 9.0 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Alaska Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Psychologists. The Alaska Statutes and Regulations section 12 AAC 60.300 (b) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 420 minutes of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Arkansas Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Arkansas Psychologists. Section 9.1.A(2)(a) of the Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 


California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Colorado Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Colorado Psychologists. The Colorado State Board of Examiners Rule 20 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Connecticut Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0  continuing education credit hours for Connecticut Psychologists. CT Gen Stat Sec. 20-191c Continuing Education (b)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars. PESI, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars with multiple national CE approvals. This course consists of 7.0  continuing education credit hours.


Delaware Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0  continuing education credit hours for Delaware Psychologists. This course meets the continuing education requirements specified in Section 10.0 of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists Rules and Regulations. Please keep your program brochure and certificate of attendance to support the following criteria: relevance, stated objectives, qualified faculty and attendance.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 7.0 continuing education credits.


Georgia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Georgia Psychologists. The Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Chapter 510-8, Section 3 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Hawaii Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0  continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Psychologists. Hawaii Revised Statutes Sec. 465-11 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by state or provincial psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Idaho Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0  continuing education credit hours for Idaho Psychologists. The Rules of the Idaho State Board of Psychologists Examiners, Section 402, confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers offered in association with or under the auspices of a state psychological association. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 7.0 contact hours.


Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 7.0 contact hours.


Iowa Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Psychology (IAC Subrule 241.3(1) general criteria) and to qualify for 7.0 continuing education hours for Iowa Psychologists.


Kansas Psychologists

This live activity consists of 7.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Kansas Board of Psychology. PESI is a nationally accredited provider of continuing education. Please retain the activity advertisement and certificate of attendance for your CE records.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours.


Maine Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Maine Psychologists. Pursuant to Board Rules Chapter 8 Section 3 (2), PESI courses directly relating to the practice of psychology are approved by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists because PESI has been approved to offer continuing education for Psychologists by a state regulatory board having legal jurisdiction over the practice of psychology. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399.


Maryland Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Michigan Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Psychologists. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Psychology-General Rules, Rule 83 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by another state or provincial board of psychology. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents.


Montana Psychologists

This live activity is designed to meet the criteria requirements of the Montana Board of Psychologists and is a PESI-approved continuing education and qualifies for 7.0 instructional hours. Please save the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity.


Nebraska Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Nebraska Psychologists. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Title 172, Chapter 55 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Nevada Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Nevada Psychologists. The State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NAC 641.1363 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists. The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


New Mexico Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for New Mexico Psychologists. The New Mexico State Board of Psychologist Examiners 16.22.9.9 CPE Program Categories A(1)(c) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


North Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the North Carolina Psychology Board, provided it is within the scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 7.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 7.0 Standard hours of continuing education credit. 


Oklahoma Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Psychologists. The Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Recognized Sponsors of Continuing Education confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oregon Psychologists

This live activity consists of 7.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Oregon Board of Psychology. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 7.0 continuing education hours.


South Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, provided it is within your scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 420 minutes of continuing education instruction.


Utah Psychologists

This live activity consists of 7.0 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for psychologists.  Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Washington Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Washington Psychologists. The Washington Examining Board of Psychology recognizes continuing education activities sponsored by regional or state psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


West Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for West Virginia Psychologists. The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Guidelines For Continuing Education confirm acceptance of continuing education programs from CE providers who are approved through NASP or State Boards or Associations of Psychology. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Wisconsin Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education credit hours for Wisconsin Psychologists. The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services under Wis. Administrative Code Chapter PSY 4 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology by providers that are approved for Category 1 AMA credit. This live activity is certified for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 7.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 9.0 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 9.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 11.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 11.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 9.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 720 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Faculty

Janina Fisher's Profile

Janina Fisher Related seminars and products: 56

Ph.D.


Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities. 

She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015) and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press). 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janina Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Pat Ogden's Profile

Pat Ogden Related seminars and products: 4

Ph.D., Founder and Educational Director

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®


Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both founder and education director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden, with colleagues, is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, couples and families.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pat Ogden is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Pat Ogden is a member of the American Psychological Association.


Robert Schwarz's Profile

Robert Schwarz Related seminars and products: 4

PsyD, DCEP, Psychologist, Consultant, Coach, Speaker and Trainer

Private Practice


Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP has been a practicing psychologist for 29 years. He is a clinical member of AAMFT, an approved ASCH consultant in hypnosis; and he has been involved with Energy Psychology since 1995. He is diagnostically trained in Thought Field Therapy. He is a diplomat in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is the executive director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and was the chief architect of ACEP’s making it possible for psychologists to get CE credits for Energy Psychology training. Dr. Schwarz is the author of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: a clinician’s guide (1991); Tools for Transforming Trauma (2002), one of the first trauma books to describe Energy Psychology approaches, as well as We’re No Fun Anymore: Cultivating Joyful Marriages Through the Power of Play. He has organized the last 7 international conferences on Energy Psychology and taught workshops throughout the United States, Canada and Brazil.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robert Schwarz has an employment relationship with ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Robert Schwarz is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.


Stephen Porges's Profile

Stephen Porges Related seminars and products: 15

PhD, Ph.D., Professor

Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute.  He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Porges served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.  He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

In 1994 Dr. Porges proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018).

Dr. Porges is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties from Integrated Listening Systems (now Unyte). In addition, he holds patent rights licensed to NeuralSolution for the technology embedded in PhysioCam and in technologies embedded in products marketed by Unyte. He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Manuela Mischke-Reeds's Profile

Manuela Mischke-Reeds Related seminars and products: 2

MA, MFT


Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT, is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, international teacher and speaker, author and meditation teacher. She co-directs and teaches at the Hakomi Institute of California and is the developer of “From Trauma to Dharma”, a somatic trauma training for professionals. Manuela is the author of Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox (PESI, 2018), 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness (W.W. Norton, 2015) and was a contributor to Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy.

Manuela brings together 25 years of in-depth clinical practice and teaching in somatic trauma therapies, Hakomi psychotherapy, attachment and infant mental health work, Buddhist meditation practices and movement therapies. Her approach to working with trauma is an inside out approach that utilizes the depth of the body’s knowledge. Her unique teaching gift is inspiring how we live our lives from the reverence and awareness of interconnection.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a co-director and teacher with Hakomi Institute of California. She maintains a private practice and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Bessel van der Kolk's Profile

Bessel van der Kolk Related seminars and products: 52

M.D.


Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress.  His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma.  He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater, and EMDR. 

He is founder of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, and President of the Trauma Research Foundation, which promotes clinical, scientific, and educational projects. 

His 2014 #1 New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.  He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Dr. van der Kolk is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School.  He regularly teaches at conferences, universities, and hospitals around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial:  Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Amber Elizabeth Gray's Profile

Amber Elizabeth Gray Related seminars and products: 2

PhD


Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD, is a long-time human rights activist and pioneer in the use of Dance Movement Therapy with survivors of trauma, particularly torture, war and human rights abuses. She is an ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award recipient; a recent nominee for The Barbara Chester Human Rights award, and featured expert on torture treatment through Tulane University’s Institute of Traumatology. Amber’s expertise is represented in many published articles, chapters, keynote addresses, professional collaborations and presentations around the world. Amber has provided clinical training on the integration of refugee mental health and torture treatment with creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies to more than 30 programs worldwide. She is the originator of Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement and Soma-Movement Therapies, developed over 20+ years of immersion in The Polyvagal Theory, and Restorative Movement Psychotherapy, a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach for somatic, mindfulness and dance/movement therapies with refugees and survivors of torture war trauma.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray is the founder and executive director of Kint Institute. She is program consultant and training coordinator at New Mexico Department of Health, Refugee Division.
Non-financial: Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association; Colorado Association for Play Therapy; and Colorado Sandplay Therapy Association.


Gail Parker's Profile

Gail Parker Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a psychologist and a certified yoga therapist. She is a nationally and internationally renowned media personality, educator, author, and thought leader. Dr. Parker is the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) and the author of?Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma?(2020).?Her broad expertise in behavioral health and wellness includes forty years as a practicing psychotherapist. Dr. Parker is a lifelong practitioner of yoga and is well known for her pioneering efforts to blend psychology, yoga, and meditation as effective self-care strategies that can enhance emotional balance and contribute to the overall health and well-being of practitioners. She has a special interest in utilizing and teaching Restorative Yoga and meditation as self-care practices for managing ethnic and race based traumatic stress.?She is a faculty member in the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy in the department of Integrative Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan, where she teaches mind/body strategies for reducing stress and healing emotional trauma to aspiring yoga therapists.?

Dr. Parker was a faculty member in the groundbreaking Co-Curricular Yoga Therapy Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine, teaching Yoga Therapy to first and second year medical students as part of their academic curriculum. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, teaching “Effective Managerial Coaching and Counseling” to executives for ten years, where she was also an Executive Coach customizing and conducting leadership development programs through the Department of Executive Education.

? Dr. Parker appears as a psychologist expert on local and nationally syndicated talk shows, including numerous?appearances on the “Oprah Show”. She was?featured as a health and wellness expert on the benefits of yoga and meditation, in a nationally syndicated PBS health talk show series called “Feel Grand”, hosted by Emmy Award winning actress, Jane Seymour. She appears?as a psychologist expert on the acclaimed,?internationally syndicated medical lifestyle show "The Dr. Nandi Show".?

?In 2006, Dr. Parker appeared in the inaugural edition and three subsequent editions of?Who’s Who in Black Detroit, a Real Times Media publication celebrating African American achievements. In 2011 she was honored by the Michigan Chronicle as a “Woman of Excellence” and is featured in volume one of?Vital Signs, A Real Times Media tribute to African American achievements in the health care industry. She served?on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights?Race4Equity task force, whose mission is to combat health care disparities in Southeast Michigan. Dr. Parker has authored?The Art and Skill of em>Restorative Yoga: A Self-Care Guide,?and?Restorative Yoga for Resilience: A Practitioner’s and Teacher’s Guide. She is a contributing author in the book?Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades.

She is married and the mother of one son.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Gail Parker is the owner of Empowered by Yoga. She is a faculty member at Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy, William Beaumont Hospital. Ms. Parker receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Gail Parker is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Michigan Psychological Association; the Association of Black Psychologists; and International Association of Yoga Therapists.


Deirdre Fay's Profile

Deirdre Fay Related seminars and products: 1

LICSW


Deirdre Fay, LICSW, with decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation, teaches “a radically positive approach to healing trauma.” Deirdre is the author of Becoming Safely Embodied (in publication), Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2017), Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual, and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults (W.W. Norton, 2016) as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation. Depth and understanding comes from being a former supervisor at The Trauma Center, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute trainer from 2000–2008, certified in Internal Family Therapy, qualified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion, trained in Self-Awakening Yoga, LifeForce Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, and former Board member of the New England Society for the Study of Trauma. Deirdre is a respected international teacher and mentor for working safely with the body. To get a FREE Safe Guide to Healing Trauma go to www.dfay.com/safeguide

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deirdre Fay maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Deirdre Fay has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Nancy Napier's Profile

Nancy Napier Related seminars and products: 1

LMFT


Nancy J. Napier, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She is a faculty member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and taught Somatic Experiencing® in New York City for 12 years. She is author of Recreating Your Self, Getting Through the Day, Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, and co-author of Meditations & Rituals for Conscious Living. She also has published a series of CDs drawn from self-help exercises in her three books. The CDs have become downloadable guided meditations of these exercises.

 

Nancy offers workshops and webinars for professional, interfaith seminary students, and occasionally lay audiences on a range of subjects oriented to trauma resolution, relational, and attachment issues, self of the therapist, embodied presence, and those that have a more focused spiritual orientation. In addition, she founded Devadana Sanctuary, an organization that offers a safe context within which to explore multidimensional awareness, www.portaltomdl.com.

 

On her own website, www.nancynapier.com, she offers weekly practices in conscious living, among other resources. These practices are geared to help bring into conscious awareness the ways in which we create and nurture the quality and tone of our inner life moment to moment.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Nancy Napier maintains a private practice. She is a faculty member at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Ms. Napier receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Nancy Napier is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; the International Society for the Study of Dissociation and Trauma; and the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Mary NurrieStearns's Profile

Mary NurrieStearns Related seminars and products: 7

MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Psychotherapist

Private Practice


Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga  back to their clients. These evidence based clinical interventions  move therapy forward by  improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy  nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.

Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.

Mary is the author of Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-Changing Mindfulness & Yoga Practices (PESI, 2018), Yoga for Anxiety with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2010), Yoga for Emotional Trauma with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2013), Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2015)and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness: 52 Card Deck (PESI, 2016).  Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living (Hci, 1999) and former editor of Personal Transformation magazine.  She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression.  Mary teaches across the United States.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial:  Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Rick Nurriestearns Related seminars and products: 1


Rick NurrieStearns has co-led yoga retreats for 14 years. He has been immersed in consciousness studies, meditation and mindfulness practices for four decades. For 20 years, he was involved in publishing transformational books and magazines.

He was the publisher of Lotus and Personal Transformation magazines, and co-author of the books Soulful Living, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind. He is a long time mindfulness student of Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of the Order of Interbeing.

Rick experiences chronic pain from an airplane crash and suffered from a tick borne disease. He relies on mindfulness practices for healing and has learned that you can cultivate happiness and inner peace even when you are hurting.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rick NurrieStearns receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing.

Non-financial: Rick NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Sherri Taylor Related seminars and products: 1

Taylor


Sherri Taylor, Psy.D. is a contemplative, scholar, consultant, and facilitator. She completed her undergraduate education in Feminist Studies at Stanford University and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Her scholarship and research interests include the intergenerational transmission of benevolence and resilience, psycho-spiritual trauma theories, attachment theory, human development, and processes of embodiment/incarnation. Dr. Taylor is also the founder of the soulstudiolab and Black Womxn’s Dream Lab. The soulstudiolab offers relevant and meaningful programming for individuals, groups, and organizations that integrates innovative approaches and practices from the expressive arts and psychology, with a special focus on the psycho-spiritual importance of creativity and contemplative embodiment to inspire and enact personal growth, interpersonal understanding, and social justice.


Deborah J Fox Related seminars and products: 1

MSW


Deborah J Fox, MSW, is a Certified Imago Relationship therapist and Certified Sex Therapist in private practice in Washington, DC.  She offers individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical consultation. Deborah conducts seminars and consultation groups on couples therapy and sex therapy. She has presented on these subjects at the Washington School of Psychiatry, the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers, the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute and at the 2018 international Imago Relationship Therapy conference. She has studied Somatic Experiencing and wrote the chapter, The Mind Body Connection: Sex, Couples and Somatic Therapy in Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy, by Tammy Nelson, Phd. She is passionate about taking couples therapy to a deeper emotional level and enabling greater intimacy and satisfaction. 

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deborah Fox maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Deborah Fox has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Cathy Malchiodi's Profile

Cathy Malchiodi Related seminars and products: 4

Ph.D.


Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT is a psychologist and expressive arts therapist specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress. She is the executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute [www.trauma-informedpractice.com] and president of President of Art Therapy Without Borders, a global non-profit organization. Cathy has authored 20 books, 50 chapters and refereed articles, and given over 500 invited keynotes and workshops around the world. Widely interviewed by a variety of news outlets, she has been featured Time Magazine, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Natural Living, Marie Clare, Australia Childhood Foundation, US News and World Report, and VICE, among others. Cathy is a contributing writer for Psychology Today and has a readership of approximately 5.3 million. Her latest book is Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process and her bestselling book Understanding Children’s Drawings will be in its second edition in late 2020. To learn more about her work and publications, see www.cathymalchiodi.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cathy Malchiodi is the founder, director and lead faculty member of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She is one of the founders and president of Art Therapy Without Borders. She is an author and receives royalties. Dr. Malchiodi receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cathy Malchiodi is a member of the American Art Therapy Association.

 


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