When the Body Speaks, the Clinician Listens:
An Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy
Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD, and Susan D. Buckley, PsyD
Current clinical models of practice based on attachment theory, trauma theory and neurobiology, emphasize the role of present moment experience in healing. The body contains the roots of past trauma in present time. Incorporating the body in treatment opens the door to the implicit realm, deepening therapeutic work and providing experiences of healing.
In this workshop, Dr. Gladstone and Dr. Buckley will give a brief introduction to somatic psychotherapy as it augments and deepens clinical practice. They will focus on experiential techniques that utilize mindfulness and body sensation and demonstrate them using clinical examples. Participants will leave with a sense of how to integrate information from the body into clinical talk therapy.
This workshop is A brief introduction to somatic techniques that will enhance clinical work.
1. Explore the focus of somatic psychotherapy as the use of mindfulness to investigate and deepen experience in the present moment.
2. Identify the protocol for a somatic psychotherapy session.
3. Identify a few experiential interventions to use with clients to deepen clinical technique.
Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD, is a clinician, supervisor, workshop leader and social work educator with over 25 years of clinical experience. She teaches doctoral level courses on affect regulation and attachment in Rutgers D.S.W. program and is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. In addition, Dr. Gladstone is one of the New York trainers for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body based talking therapy. She is also certified in Somatic Experiencing. In her private practice, Dr. Gladstone specializes in attachment trauma and combines psychodynamic and somatic approaches to treatment.
Susan D. Buckley, PsyD has been in private practice for 25 years in Montclair, New Jersey and recently in New York City. She has always been involved in trauma work, initially as a staff member and later as the director of the Newark, New Jersey Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center that has as it’s mission the assessment and treatment of children who have been sexually and physically abused. Dr. Buckley is trained in forensic psychology, she has trained police and child protection workers and has provided expert court testimony in cases of child sexual abuse. Ten years ago she trained in EMDR and been part of an EMDR supervision group for 6 years. Dr. Buckley has completed level I and II of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), has assisted multiple times in SP Level II trainings and considers herself an SP enthusiast.
Fee: $75 WTCIA Members: $68
Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 100% refund. After that date, no refunds unless the date and /or time of the workshop has been changed by the sponsor. If such a change is made, 100% refunds are available 3 days from date the learner is advised of the schedule change.
The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 3.0 contact hours (CEUs) for NYS licensed LCATs, LMSWs and LCSWs.
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