Somatic Psychotherapy Aust.: 1-year Online Training Program

Institute of Somatic Psychotherapy

Presenter: Courtenay Young

Syndicate Tutors: Ernst Meyer and Veronik Verkest

A 1-year online training program in Somatic Psychotherapy foundations
This 1-year professional training program will provide a unique opportunity for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and allied (mental) health professionals, interested in integrating a “somatic psychotherapy” perspective into their current professional practice, by focusing on incorporating an “embodied (Felt-Self) relational” experience into their professional therapeutic practice with clients / patients. 
This training program consists of: 15 fortnightly 2-hr ‘on-line’ (Zoom) live webinar / seminar modules interspersed with about 15 practically-focussed smaller “syndicate” groups; as well as reflective learning tasks, reading materials, worksheets and exercises.  It is specifically designed for practising health professionals who want to extend their interests and practice towards Somatic Psychotherapy.  

0 Introduction and Structure of Training Program
1 Review of “Historical Origins of Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy” readings
Body Psychotherapy within the Profession of Psychotherapy
2 The Embodied Basis of Human Relationships
3 Embodied Approaches in Psychotherapy 
4 The Ethics of Professional Touch
The Professional Competencies of Body Psychotherapy
5 Re-balancing the Autonomic Nervous System
Doing Effective Body Psychotherapy without Touch: Part 1
6 About Trauma & Body Psychotherapy: Part 1
7 Embodiment and Felt Sense
Doing Effective Body Psychotherapy without Touch: Part 2
8 Working with Stress, Depression & Anxiety + Anxiety Disorders
9 Body Psychotherapy with different pathologies
10 About Trauma & Body Psychotherapy: Part 2
11 The contributions of Embodied Psychotherapy to developments in the wider field of psychotherapy
12 Body Psychotherapy Practice: Part 3
13 16 (or more) ‘Principles’ in Body Psychotherapy 
14 Body Psychotherapy Research: Case Histories and use of the Scientific Method
15 Training Review and Conclusion

CPD Hours: This 1-year training program (including Seminar-Only option) counts as 15 hours of Category A and 5 hours of Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements for both the 2020/21 and 2021/22 renewal years

For full details regarding the course and to register please go to: or download the brochure


1/03/2021 6:00 PM - 30/11/2021 8:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Online Via Zoom AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.

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