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Trauma & the Body: Integrating Somatic Interventions into Psychotherapy

  • 1 May 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Trauma & the Body: Integrating Somatic Interventions into Psychotherapy
With Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
6 CEs

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Program Description
In surviving trauma, individuals are left with a host of easily re-activated somatic responses and an inadequate memory record. Traumatic reminders keep PTSD ‘alive’ by repetitively re-activating the body’s stress response system and survival defenses. Unaware that these too are memory, traumatized clients assume they are still in danger or at fault. 
In this presentation, participants will learn how to assess and make sense of trauma-based somatic symptoms and how to apply interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy for trauma. Without the necessity for touch or other ethically hazardous techniques, these interventions can be easily integrated into talking therapies and used to address overwhelming emotions and sensations, intrusive images and memories, impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, as well as numbing and disconnection.

Learning Objectives
This workshop is designed to help participants:

1.Identify the autonomic, cognitive, affective and somatic effects of PTSD

2.Educate clients on the role of the body in their PTSD symptoms

3.Describe procedural learning of post-traumatic responses

4.Assist clients in increasing curiosity and interest

5.Implement mindfulness-based techniques to challenge trauma responses

6.Identify three somatic interventions that regulate a traumatized nervous system

About the presenter
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is the Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015), author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (in press). She is best known for her work on integrating newer body-centered interventions into traditional psychotherapy approaches. More information can be found on her website:


Paying with a check:
Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

Cancellation policy: 
Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

Attendance policy:
Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

Registrations are Transferable: 
Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual, but a 10% fee will be incurred. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 


This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association.  NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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