Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy Approach and Training

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Schedule:


New York City
2015-2017

Trainings meet
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:30am - 1:00pm

  • Module One
  • Fall 2015
  • October 25 - 30
  • Module Two
  • Spring 2016
  • February 14 - 19
  • Module Three
  • Fall 2016
  • October 2 - 7
  • Module Four
  • Spring 2017
  • March 12 - 17
  • New York City Location:
  • The Feldenkrais Institute
  • 134 West 26th Street
  • 2nd floor
  • New York, NY 10001

Two-Year Tuition:
$6,500, payable in installments

Call 212 662 3322 or email for more information


New York City
2013-2015

Trainings meet
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:30am - 1:00pm

  • Module One
  • Fall 2013
  • October 27 - November 1
  • Module Two
  • Spring 2014
  • March 2 - 7
  • Module Three
  • Fall 2014
  • October 5 - 10
  • Module Four
  • Spring 2015
  • March 8 - 13

This Training is now filled.


Two-year Training, taught in Spanish

2014-2016
Madrid & New York

Trainings meet
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:30am - 1:00pm

  • Module One
  • Madrid
  • Jul. 13 - 18, 2014
  • Module Two
  • New York City
  • New York City: Apr. 19 - 24, 2015
  • Module Three
  • Madrid
  • Madrid: Sep. 13 - 18, 2015
  • Module Four
  • New York City
  • New York City: Apr. 10 - 15, 2016
  • Madrid Location:
  • To be announced
  • New York City Location:
  • The Feldenkrais Institute
  • 134 West 26th Street
  • 2nd floor
  • New York, NY 10001
  • To register and for further information please contact:
  •  
  • Carmen Vazquez Bandin
  • Centro de Terapia y Psicología
  • García Luna 25
  • Semisótano A
  • 28002 Madrid
  • Spain

Training Video:

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

An Introduction

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Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, developed by Ruella Frank, Ph.D., is a relational and movement-oriented psychotherapy within a contemporary gestalt therapy framework.


Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists, motor theorists, and somatic educators, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for understanding and working with early psycho-physical blocks as they emerge in present moments of the adult therapy session. Attending to movement patterns within therapy is particularly powerful when guided by current developmental thinking. Psychotherapists from all training modalities are welcome so as to learn how this approach may be integrated within their clinical practice.

New York City Two Year Training consists of two training modules yearly: Six days in Fall and six days in Spring.

Supervision is offered between modules and is conducted by telephone or skype for those who do not live in the NYC vicinity, or in person (individual or group) for those able to travel to NYC. Supervision is not a requirement, but will help the learner to better integrate theory and practice. The cost of supervision is not included in tuition.


Excerpts from a Level II Lecture:

Subject: The Six Fundamental Movements and Processes of Contacting

In each training module:

Learners study the roots of psychological development as it emerges through affective/movement patterns within the infant and caregiver dyad, and apply this understanding to present of the client and therapist dyad.

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy’s comprehensive system of phenomenological analysis allows practitioners to diagnose and treat their clients using movement experiments.

Learners are taught a variety of developmental movements and their relation to psychological functioning. Since the core of this training is experiential, an in-depth personal exploration of these early patterns is emphasized. Developing a distinct and cohesive experience of their own body teaches therapists to pay acute attention to the subtle rhythmic nonverbal patterns that continually emerge within the client and therapist relationship.

Each learner is also invited to work as supervised therapist in practicum sessions. The practicum teaches the process of observing and integrating developmental movement patterns as experiments within the session and heightens awareness of the emerging client and therapist relationship. Every demonstration and practicum is followed by group discussion regarding the work.


In session: Learning how to integrate early movement patterns within the psychotherapy session
Each learner is invited to work in practicum sessions with supervision

Pre-Requisites:

Psychotherapy training candidates must have a minimum of two years supervised psychotherapy practice and/or a minimum of two years training in their particular modality, as well as having experienced their own psychotherapy treatment. Candidates in the field of movement or body therapy must have completed a specialized training program in their field of study and have practiced for a minimum of two years, as well as having experienced their own psychotherapy treatment.

DSP training program approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. www.meridianuniversity.edu.

 

Advanced Training 2011 Group

DSP Advanced Training Group September 2011