Infant behaviors and their relation to adult psychotherapy treatment
The Center for Somatic Studies is conducting a workshop in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, the work of Ruella Frank, Ph.D., for clinicians wishing to enhance their therapy practice through an understanding of somatic and developmental processes.
February 25 - 27, 2011 (complete)
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm
$250, $200 for full-time students
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About the workshop:
Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within psychotherapy is especially powerful.
During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective/movement patterns within the infant/caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad
The workshop is open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infant educators, physical therapists, mental health counselors from a variety of backgrounds, as well as movement therapists/educators who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.
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