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Body Approaches for Analytic Therapists

Mondays, October 29, 2018 to December 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Integrating Somatic Modalities with Relational Psychoanalysis

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107

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This course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as a required part of NIP’s Certificate Program in Psychotherapy Integration. The course focuses on incorporating the body into psychoanalytic work; how the body can be an access route to the unconscious and how somatic modalities can effectuate change. The course will include theory, the scientific underpinnings of somatic approaches, but the practical application of somatic modalities will be emphasized.

The course will be taught at NIP in eight seminar-style classes, each lasting one hour and fifty minutes. Class meeting are held are Mondays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, and 17, from 1:00 to 2:50pm.

Each session will include a didactic presentation of somatic theory and techniques, skills training, and discussion of case material drawn from the practices of the instructor and students. Active learning will be facilitated by demonstrations of techniques and opportunities for in-class practice. Readings will include writings by Schore, Bromberg, Ogden, and others.

Students will be charged $600.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify which physical tendencies of the client to track, and how to bring to the client's attention those that are relevant.

  2. How to get psychological or emotional meaning from bodily sensations and physical tendencies and how mindfulness is used as an access route to the emotions, thoughts, images, and memories that are associated with the narrative.

  3. How to use somatic modalities to effectuate change and to alter unconscious beliefs, motivations, expectations/assumptions, and relational patterns that are not optimal or beneficial.

Cheryl Feigenson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and advanced candidate in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has had extensive training in the application of somatic modalities for the treatment of trauma (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute).

Dr. Feigenson is an adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College, CUNY, in the Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling Programs. She was formerly the Assistant Director at SUNY Purchase Counseling Center.

Continuing Education

This event is approved for 14.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychoanalysts:

In order to receive CE credits, you cannot arrive more than 15 minutes late to each session or leave 15 minutes to each session. If you miss one session, you will receive partial credit at the discretion of the instructor. No credits will be given if more than one session is missed.

This live in-person course is approved for CE credits for Pscyhologists, Psychoanalysts, LMSWs and LCSWs. This course in not approved for LMHCs.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy

No refunds for partial attendance. Refunds will be given up to a week prior to the first session.