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A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.
Training Application

Training Dates:

September 15-16, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
December 1-2, 2017
February 2-3, 2018
March 16-17, 2018
April 27-28, 2018
Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hour lunch each day)

Location: The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, 12 West 12th Street, New York City, NY 10011.

Trainers: Janina Fisher, PhD, Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D

Tuition: 3,300 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/28/2017. 5% Group of 3 or more (Tiered; 5%-15%) discount. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290,
Local Contact: Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D., 212-243-1540,

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