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Faculty

Qualifications

SPI Trainers are diverse in their orientations and specialties, which include adult, child and adolescent psychotherapy, couple therapy, dissociative disorders, group therapy, and many more. Trainers are Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠, maintain registration or licensure in their discipline, are actively enrolled in a degree seeking, licensure program, or have post-graduate pre-licensure status and participate in continuing education on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠, trauma, or attachment.

Ethical Guidelines

SPI Trainers adhere to the ethics of their respective licensing or governing boards as well SPI’s policies for conduct.
Tony-Buckley-BA

Tony Buckley

BA

Tony Buckley, BA, is a BACP registered therapist (170042) who holds a BA Hons degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision and Certificate of Education. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the therapeutic field including supervision, private practice, and managing counsellor’s in both a university setting and an adolescent counselling service within the voluntary sector. He is the manager of the Counselling and Trauma Service for Transport for London (London Underground), which offers a time-limited trauma service. Tony is the chair of the UK Association of Sensorimotor Psychotherapists and an international Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trainer. He is co-author of, “the Role of the Body in Fostering Resilience: a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective” (2019), published in the Journal of Body Movement and Dance Psychotherapy.

Meet Tony
Kelley L.-Callahan-PhD, LCP

Kelley L. Callahan

PhD, LCP

Kelley L. Callahan, PhD, LCP, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(CA; LCP; 21875) in private practice in Albany, CA. After attaining her graduate degree at Adelphi University, she completed an internship at The National Center for PTSD at Dartmouth Medical School followed by a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Victims of Violence Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Callahan has taught courses on somatic approaches to the treatment of trauma and attachment informed psychotherapy as an adjunct faculty member for the Somatic Psychology Programs at John F. Kennedy University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She provides consultation and lectures on treating trauma grounded in her experience working with survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, and dually diagnosed clients across outpatient and inpatient settings.

Meet Kelley L.
Mary-Choi-MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi

MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, (she, her, hers) is an experienced clinical social worker in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Her current practice focuses on adults who have experienced trauma, and she incorporates a variety of psychodynamic and somatic approaches in her work, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. As a second generation Asian American, Mary is passionate about community-based change and has co-facilitated workshops and provided consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA). In addition to her work in private practice, she has experience in a variety of community-based mental health settings (including in home therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and community mental health clinics) working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families. Mary is an educator and consultant. Her clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, attachment, relationships, consciousness, and culture. She believes strongly in the possibility of change and in the importance of community, and she enjoys teaching and supporting other therapists in their journeys.

Meet Mary
Christina-Dickinson-CAC II

Christina Dickinson

CAC II

Christina Dickinson, CAC II, is a founding trainer of SPI, a certified addictions counselor in Colorado since 1992(NLC.0000580) and is a mentor for SPI’s Trainer Development Program. She also has a private practice in Boulder, CO. Christina is certified in both Hakomi Therapy and Focused Expressive Psychotherapy and was the co-creator and facilitator of Whole Person Health Center, a family program for outpatient treatment center in Boulder, CO from 1989- 1994. Trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, Pia Mellody's model at The Meadows, and hospice, she teaches internationally on the subjects of trauma and addiction. Christina is actively consulting on SPI’s curriculum projects with a focus on the integrity of the SP method and principles.

Meet Christina
Lana-Epstein-MSW, MA, LICSW

Lana Epstein

MSW, MA, LICSW

Lana Epstein, MSW, MA, LICSW, (1020709) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MA; an LCSW in NY an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in EMDR, a former ASCH-approved consultant in Hypnosis. Lana has maintained a private practice in Lexington, MA since 1984, and currently has office hours in NYC. Her focus has been individual, couple, and group psychotherapies specializing in the treatment of clients who have survived traumatic childhoods. She is a past supervisor at the Trauma Center and was a member of the NESTTD board for 6 years. Integrating a number of therapeutic models, Lana presents internationally and is interested in the integration of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR.

Meet Lana
Rebeca-Farca-PhDc, LMFT

Rebeca Farca

PhDc, LMFT

Rebeca Farca, PhDc, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA; LMFT115571), also licensed in Humanist Counseling, Group Processing and Gestalt Psychotherapy by the IHPG Institute in Mexico and has training in CORE Energetics. She is a doctoral candidate at The Institute for Clinical Social Work. Rebeca holds a private practice in Los Angeles, CA, providing somatic therapy for individuals suffering from trauma and developmental wounds. Her professional interests include sexual trauma, chronic pain, military trauma, phantom limb syndrome, as well as childhood neglect and abuse. Rebeca is past faculty at Antioch Santa Barbara, where she taught an introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She developed and presented a workshop for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Los Angeles, CA, entitled, “Surviving the Aftermath: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Wounds of War.” Rebeca currently divides her time between clinical practice, guest lecturing at agencies and institutions, and teaching Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Meet Rebeca
Janina-Fisher-PhD.

Janina Fisher

PhD.

Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (MA; LCP 6468) with 38 years in practice, as well as assistant educational director at SPI and a former instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise on the treatment of trauma and dissociation, she is also an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and former Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, Psychotherapy Networker, Annual Conference of the EMDR International Association, and many other conferences. She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) and the author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017). Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches internationally on the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic approaches. For more information, visit www.janinafisher.com

Meet Janina
Jennifer-Gardner-MSW, LICSW, CST

Jennifer Gardner

MSW, LICSW, CST

Jennifer Gardner, MSW, LICSW, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(MA; LCSW; 1030466) with 25 years' experience working with children and individuals in diverse settings including settings including healthcare, community mental health, early intervention and private practice. Since 2005, she has held a private practice in Reading, MA, providing psychotherapy to couples and adults using a variety of modalities including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and psychodynamic intervention. She is Certified in Early Intervention in MA, holds an MSW from Salem State University, and a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist . Since her Certification as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist in 2016, she has supported students toward certification in New York, Boston, and Dublin. Her interests include attachment, sex therapy, and relationships including couples and caregivers. Jennifer trains and provides consultation internationally for SPI and is co-developing a course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with couples.

Meet Jennifer
Raphaël-Gazon-MPsych, LCP

Raphaël Gazon

MPsych, LCP

Raphaël Gazon, MPsych, LCP, holds master degrees in psychology and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy from Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium. With more than 15 years of clinical experience in various places including university, day care psychiatry, drug addiction unit, home consultation service and private practice, he provides individual and group therapy for patients with severe personality disorders and complex trauma. He has trained in various treatment modalities in the fields of psychological trauma and personality disorders. Raphaël is the director at the PEPS-E Center, a psychotherapy practice that specializes in the treatment of emotional disorders, psychic traumas and attachment disorders, and he sits on the board of ESTD. He is an experienced, international supervisor and lecturer in the fields of psychological trauma, attachment disorders, and borderline personality disorder.

Meet Raphaël
Amy-Gladstone-PhD, LCSW

Amy Gladstone

PhD, LCSW

Amy Gladstone, PhD, LCSW, is a clinician(NY;LCSW; 28110), supervisor, workshop leader, and social work educator with over 25 years of clinical experience. She has a PhD from Rutgers University, where she teaches doctoral level courses on affect regulation and attachment. She is also on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. Dr. Gladstone is certified in Somatic Experiencing and has treated trauma survivors in many different settings including hospitals, Head Start programs, and social service agencies. In her private practice, she specializes in attachment trauma and combines psychodynamic and somatic approaches to treatment.

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Bonnie-Goldstein-LCSW, Ed.M, Ph.D.

Bonnie Goldstein

LCSW, Ed.M, Ph.D.

Bonnie Goldstein, LCSW, Ed.M, Ph.D. (CA; LCP; 15621) is the founder and director of Lifespan Psychological Services in Los Angeles. She leads a team dedicated helping clients navigate life’s complexities by addressing developmental issues, family systems, trauma, grief and loss counseling for children and adults, and transitions-to-adulthood. Using a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to working with children, adolescents, and families, she joins Dr. Pat Ogden and the curriculum team at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in creating and adapting Sensorimotor Psychotherapy treatment modalities and interventions to treat child, adolescent, family and group populations. She is co-editor of Understanding, Diagnosing and Treating Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents; The Handbook of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Volumes I & II; A Text for Children and Their Families; I Will Know What to Do: A Guide to Dealing with Trauma”

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Darrell C.-Greene-PhD, LCP

Darrell C. Greene

PhD, LCP

Darrell C. Greene, PhD, LCP, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(NY; LCP; 12091) with over thirty years of clinical experience providing individual and couples therapy across the spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities. He specializes in complex trauma, attachment wounds, social victimization, addictions, health-related concerns, depression, and anxiety disorders. Emphasizing client strengths in support of individual flourishing, Dr. Greene is eclectic in style, integrating Sensorimotor, Gestalt, Interpersonal, and Humanistic Psychotherapies, as well as EMDR and Hypnotherapy. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles on LGBTQ issues, and has been an instructor at John Carroll University, teaching LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling. For more information about Dr. Greene see www.mhc-solutions.com/darrell_greene.html.

Meet Darrell C.
Hanneke-Kalisvaart-PhD

Hanneke Kalisvaart

PhD

Hanneke Kalisvaart, PhD, is a Dutch psychomotor therapist and researcher at Altrecht psychosomatic medicine, a mental health center specializing in the treatment of clients with somatic symptom disorder in Zeist, the Netherlands. Since she started working as a therapist in 1994 she has been interested in the impact of serious illness and somatic symptoms on well-being. She uses sensorimotor psychotherapy to treat underlying trauma and attachment issues. Hanneke earned her master’s degree in human movement sciences from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and her doctorate degree in social sciences from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research concerns clients’ relationship to their body with somatic symptoms, and nonverbal assessment methods such as own body drawings. Hanneke is a guest lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Zwolle and has often presented on her research and clinical work.

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Laia-Jorba-LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba

LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba, LPC, PhD (she, her, hers), (LPC.0013182) is a Catalan teacher, counselor, supervisor and mentor, originally from Barcelona and currently residing in Colorado. She holds a master’s degree from Naropa University with specialties in Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Therapy. She works with community-based programs and has a private practice. Her clinical interests include working with immigrant clients and marginalized communities, chronic pain, complex trauma and dissociation as well as exploring the embodied experience of migration. She also as a doctorate from the University Autonomous of Barcelona on Political Science, where she studied integration of migrant populations. She has taught at different universities including UAB and Naropa, and lectures nationally and internationally.

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Rochelle -Sharpe Lohrasbe-PhD, RCC

Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe

PhD, RCC

Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, PhD, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds an MA in Learning and Development and a PhD in Child and Youth Care (Therapeutic). Rochelle began her career in forensic psychiatric nursing and she has accumulated more than 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of post-traumatic stress and developmental wounding. In her private clinical practice in British Columbia, Canada, Rochelle sees “children of all ages” who have endured abuse, neglect, and other traumatic/adverse experiences. She is a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy local, regional, and international facilitator and a curriculum/instructional design consultant, an EMDRIA-approved consultant and holds certifications in Clinical Hypnosis, Neuroptimal Neurofeedback and Havening Techniques. Rochelle presents regularly at ISSTD conferences and regional workshops internationally and provides educational workshops for psychotherapists on Trauma and Dissociation. She recently published on the integration of EMDR and SP, and co-authored “Somatic Resources: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to Stabilising Arousal in Child and Family Treatment” (2017), published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.

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Kekuni-Minton-PhD

Kekuni Minton

PhD

Kekuni Minton, PhD, is a founding trainer of SPI and co-author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (2009). Dr. Minton (CO; NLC.0001765) holds a private practice in Colorado since 1988, specializing in trauma and attachment issues with individual and couples. Dr. Minton was the president psychotherapist at the Boulder County AIDS Project (1992- 1995) and past faculty member at Naropa University (1995 – 2006). His doctoral thesis in clinical psychology focused on somatic relational therapy, and he has special interests in meditation and cultural trauma. Dr. Minton is first author on, La Narrazione del Corpo; la Psicoterapia Sensomotoria Integrata Nella Terapia di Coppia (2018), published in Italy. He trains internationally for SPI and is developing a course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with couples.

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Pat-Ogden-PhD

Pat Ogden

PhD

Pat Ogden, PhD,is a pioneer in somatic psychology, the creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method, and founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.Dr. Ogden is trained in a wide variety of somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches, and has over 45 years of experience working with individuals and groups. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University (1985-2005), a clinician, consultant, and sought after international lecturer. Dr. Ogden is the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to PsychotherapyandSensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) both published in the Interpersonal Neurobiology Series of W. W. Norton.Her third book in this series, The Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Essays and Articles, will be published in 2020, and she is working on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Familiesand Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Groups with Dr. Bonnie Goldstein.Her current interests include groups, couples, children, adolescents, and families; complex trauma; Embedded Relational Mindfulness; implicit bias, intersectionality and culture; the relational nature of shame; presence, consciousness, and the philosophical/spiritual principles that underlie Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

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Esther-Perez-MA, LMFT

Esther Perez

MA, LMFT

Esther Perez, MA, LMFT (CA; LMFT; 48330) obtained an M.A in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, CA. As a bilingual Senior Trainer for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Esther currently teaches across Europe. As a consummate learner-teacher, Esther has committed herself to deeply integrating a number of modalities supported in the emerging research on neuroscience and attachment. Embodying the spirit of Unity, one of the core foundations of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Esther studies how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® intersects with EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Mentalization Based Treatment. Esther uses her learning to inform her work with adults, adopted children and adolescents with attachment related issues, complex trauma and dissociation in her private practice in Malaga, Spain in addition to consulting with graduates of various levels from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® trainings.

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Raymond-Rodriguez-LCSW-R, Rev.

Raymond Rodriguez

LCSW-R, Rev.

Raymond Rodrgiuez, LCSW-R, Rev., is an Afro-Latino Licensed Clinical Social Worker(NY; LCSW; 077444-1) with over twenty years of experience working with community-based programs. He holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and is a trauma specialist assisting clients with complex psychological trauma and PTSD. In addition to private practice, he is the founder and clinical director of Aldea Counseling Services, a group psychotherapy practice in Harlem, NY, servicing primarily people of color. He has taught at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, Columbia University School of Social Work, and Smith College School of Social Work, and is currently on faculty at the Trauma Studies Center of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Integrative Trauma Certificate Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Raymond formerly served on the boards of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers and the No More Fear Foundation. His clinical interests include family therapy, working with immigrant client, race-based oppression, LGBTQI empowerment, spirituality, and working with marginalized communities in community-based mental health. He lives in the Bronx with his partner and son.

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Mason A.-Sommers-PhD

Mason A. Sommers

PhD

Mason A. Sommers, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(CA;PSY; 9348) in private practice with over 39 years of clinical experience. He supports regional development of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, and has been training in Los Angeles, Boston, and North Carolina. His practice specializes in couples and adult individual therapy, combining analytic, psychodynamic, and somatic psychotherapies in his work. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from UCLA, and his Master or Arts and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Sommers is a former clinical instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and served as a three-term President of the Board of Directors of the Maple Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling agency and training facility for mental health professionals. Dr. Sommers volunteers as a Donate Life/One Legacy Ambassador, working to increase awareness of the need for organ and tissue registry and donation.

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Anne-Westcott-MSW, LICSW

Anne Westcott

MSW, LICSW

Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MA; LICSW; 1019498) with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. She holds a private practice in Concord, MA. Anne is a co-developer of the SMART model, a somatic approach to the treatment of traumatized children, and past trainer and supervisor at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center (2007-2016). Anne’s published a series: The Hidden Strengths Therapeutic Children's Storybooks (2017), that are a resource for parents, teachers, and professionals working with children ages 4-10 who have experienced trauma or a frightening situation. Anne’s current focus has been on childhood development, somatic treatment for traumatized children, educational leadership, and curriculum development, and she has completed courses in educational graphic facilitation, leadership with the Presenting Institute, and early childhood development at Harvard. Anne is working on curriculum development with SPI for the Level II: Developmental Training.

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Patrick-Weeg-MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg

MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg, MSW, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(CO; CSW.09923512), holds a masters degree in social work, from the University of Iowa, focusing on family systems. As an adjunct faculty member at Denver University's Graduate School of Social Work, he teaches assessment and treatment of trauma. He is co-owner of a private group psychotherapy practice, the Denver Center for Integrated Counseling, where he specializes in psychotherapy for people dealing with addictions, the aftermath of traumatic stress, and struggles with healthy boundaries. He has lectured at numerous substance abuse and mental health treatment centers, facilitated family weekends for the family members of addicted loved ones, and worked in child-welfare. Patrick strives to help individuals, families, and organizations develop a culture of safety that enables people to take the risks necessary for growth—physically, psychologically, and spiritually.

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Marko-Punkanen-PhD

Marko Punkanen

PhD

Marko Punkanen, PhD, (01002312831) is a music therapist, dance/movement therapist, trauma psychotherapist, trauma psychotherapy trainer, certified sensorimotor psychotherapist® and SPI trainer. He has over 20 years experience in the treatment of severe traumatization. His specialist area is in the treatment of complex and attachment trauma, the bodily symptoms of trauma (somatoform dissociation) and the use of the body in trauma treatment. He is the founder and director of the Nyanssi Therapy Centre, which offers music therapy, dance-movement therapy, psychotherapy, vibroaocustic therapy (VAT) and supervision services in Lahti Finland. He is the co-founder of the first extensive Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) training in Finland, and he has studied for example the possibilities of VAT in drug rehabilitation. He is also one of the founders of the VIBRAC - Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Research. From 2007-2011 Marko worked as a researcher in Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research in University of Jyväskylä. He was part of the research team which investigated the perception and preferences of emotions in music by depressed patients and the efficacy of improvisational, individual music therapy for depression (https://www.clearvuehealth.com/b/music-therapy-depression/). He currently works as a music/dance-movement/psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice and as a trauma psychotherapy trainer in University of Oulu, and as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. He is actively involved with trauma psychotherapy, music therapy and dance/movement therapy training in Finland.

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Faculty Bios

Tony-Buckley-BA

Tony Buckley

BA

Tony Buckley, BA, is a BACP registered therapist (170042) who holds a BA Hons degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision and Certificate of Education. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the therapeutic field including supervision, private practice, and managing counsellor’s in both a university setting and an adolescent counselling service within the voluntary sector. He is the manager of the Counselling and Trauma Service for Transport for London (London Underground), which offers a time-limited trauma service. Tony is the chair of the UK Association of Sensorimotor Psychotherapists and an international Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trainer. He is co-author of, “the Role of the Body in Fostering Resilience: a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective” (2019), published in the Journal of Body Movement and Dance Psychotherapy.

Meet Tony
Kelley L.-Callahan-PhD, LCP

Kelley L. Callahan

PhD, LCP

Kelley L. Callahan, PhD, LCP, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(CA; LCP; 21875) in private practice in Albany, CA. After attaining her graduate degree at Adelphi University, she completed an internship at The National Center for PTSD at Dartmouth Medical School followed by a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Victims of Violence Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Callahan has taught courses on somatic approaches to the treatment of trauma and attachment informed psychotherapy as an adjunct faculty member for the Somatic Psychology Programs at John F. Kennedy University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She provides consultation and lectures on treating trauma grounded in her experience working with survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, and dually diagnosed clients across outpatient and inpatient settings.

Meet Kelley L.
Mary-Choi-MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi

MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Mary Choi, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, (she, her, hers) is an experienced clinical social worker in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Her current practice focuses on adults who have experienced trauma, and she incorporates a variety of psychodynamic and somatic approaches in her work, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. As a second generation Asian American, Mary is passionate about community-based change and has co-facilitated workshops and provided consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA). In addition to her work in private practice, she has experience in a variety of community-based mental health settings (including in home therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and community mental health clinics) working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families. Mary is an educator and consultant. Her clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, attachment, relationships, consciousness, and culture. She believes strongly in the possibility of change and in the importance of community, and she enjoys teaching and supporting other therapists in their journeys.

Meet Mary
Christina-Dickinson-CAC II

Christina Dickinson

CAC II

Christina Dickinson, CAC II, is a founding trainer of SPI, a certified addictions counselor in Colorado since 1992(NLC.0000580) and is a mentor for SPI’s Trainer Development Program. She also has a private practice in Boulder, CO. Christina is certified in both Hakomi Therapy and Focused Expressive Psychotherapy and was the co-creator and facilitator of Whole Person Health Center, a family program for outpatient treatment center in Boulder, CO from 1989- 1994. Trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, Pia Mellody's model at The Meadows, and hospice, she teaches internationally on the subjects of trauma and addiction. Christina is actively consulting on SPI’s curriculum projects with a focus on the integrity of the SP method and principles.

Meet Christina
Lana-Epstein-MSW, MA, LICSW

Lana Epstein

MSW, MA, LICSW

Lana Epstein, MSW, MA, LICSW, (1020709) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MA; an LCSW in NY an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in EMDR, a former ASCH-approved consultant in Hypnosis. Lana has maintained a private practice in Lexington, MA since 1984, and currently has office hours in NYC. Her focus has been individual, couple, and group psychotherapies specializing in the treatment of clients who have survived traumatic childhoods. She is a past supervisor at the Trauma Center and was a member of the NESTTD board for 6 years. Integrating a number of therapeutic models, Lana presents internationally and is interested in the integration of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR.

Meet Lana
Rebeca-Farca-PhDc, LMFT

Rebeca Farca

PhDc, LMFT

Rebeca Farca, PhDc, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA; LMFT115571), also licensed in Humanist Counseling, Group Processing and Gestalt Psychotherapy by the IHPG Institute in Mexico and has training in CORE Energetics. She is a doctoral candidate at The Institute for Clinical Social Work. Rebeca holds a private practice in Los Angeles, CA, providing somatic therapy for individuals suffering from trauma and developmental wounds. Her professional interests include sexual trauma, chronic pain, military trauma, phantom limb syndrome, as well as childhood neglect and abuse. Rebeca is past faculty at Antioch Santa Barbara, where she taught an introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She developed and presented a workshop for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Los Angeles, CA, entitled, “Surviving the Aftermath: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Wounds of War.” Rebeca currently divides her time between clinical practice, guest lecturing at agencies and institutions, and teaching Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Meet Rebeca
Janina-Fisher-PhD.

Janina Fisher

PhD.

Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (MA; LCP 6468) with 38 years in practice, as well as assistant educational director at SPI and a former instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise on the treatment of trauma and dissociation, she is also an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and former Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, Psychotherapy Networker, Annual Conference of the EMDR International Association, and many other conferences. She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) and the author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017). Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches internationally on the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic approaches. For more information, visit www.janinafisher.com

Meet Janina
Jennifer-Gardner-MSW, LICSW, CST

Jennifer Gardner

MSW, LICSW, CST

Jennifer Gardner, MSW, LICSW, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(MA; LCSW; 1030466) with 25 years' experience working with children and individuals in diverse settings including settings including healthcare, community mental health, early intervention and private practice. Since 2005, she has held a private practice in Reading, MA, providing psychotherapy to couples and adults using a variety of modalities including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and psychodynamic intervention. She is Certified in Early Intervention in MA, holds an MSW from Salem State University, and a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist . Since her Certification as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist in 2016, she has supported students toward certification in New York, Boston, and Dublin. Her interests include attachment, sex therapy, and relationships including couples and caregivers. Jennifer trains and provides consultation internationally for SPI and is co-developing a course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with couples.

Meet Jennifer
Raphaël-Gazon-MPsych, LCP

Raphaël Gazon

MPsych, LCP

Raphaël Gazon, MPsych, LCP, holds master degrees in psychology and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy from Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium. With more than 15 years of clinical experience in various places including university, day care psychiatry, drug addiction unit, home consultation service and private practice, he provides individual and group therapy for patients with severe personality disorders and complex trauma. He has trained in various treatment modalities in the fields of psychological trauma and personality disorders. Raphaël is the director at the PEPS-E Center, a psychotherapy practice that specializes in the treatment of emotional disorders, psychic traumas and attachment disorders, and he sits on the board of ESTD. He is an experienced, international supervisor and lecturer in the fields of psychological trauma, attachment disorders, and borderline personality disorder.

Meet Raphaël
Amy-Gladstone-PhD, LCSW

Amy Gladstone

PhD, LCSW

Amy Gladstone, PhD, LCSW, is a clinician(NY;LCSW; 28110), supervisor, workshop leader, and social work educator with over 25 years of clinical experience. She has a PhD from Rutgers University, where she teaches doctoral level courses on affect regulation and attachment. She is also on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. Dr. Gladstone is certified in Somatic Experiencing and has treated trauma survivors in many different settings including hospitals, Head Start programs, and social service agencies. In her private practice, she specializes in attachment trauma and combines psychodynamic and somatic approaches to treatment.

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Bonnie-Goldstein-LCSW, Ed.M, Ph.D.

Bonnie Goldstein

LCSW, Ed.M, Ph.D.

Bonnie Goldstein, LCSW, Ed.M, Ph.D. (CA; LCP; 15621) is the founder and director of Lifespan Psychological Services in Los Angeles. She leads a team dedicated helping clients navigate life’s complexities by addressing developmental issues, family systems, trauma, grief and loss counseling for children and adults, and transitions-to-adulthood. Using a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to working with children, adolescents, and families, she joins Dr. Pat Ogden and the curriculum team at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in creating and adapting Sensorimotor Psychotherapy treatment modalities and interventions to treat child, adolescent, family and group populations. She is co-editor of Understanding, Diagnosing and Treating Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents; The Handbook of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Volumes I & II; A Text for Children and Their Families; I Will Know What to Do: A Guide to Dealing with Trauma”

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Darrell C.-Greene-PhD, LCP

Darrell C. Greene

PhD, LCP

Darrell C. Greene, PhD, LCP, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(NY; LCP; 12091) with over thirty years of clinical experience providing individual and couples therapy across the spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities. He specializes in complex trauma, attachment wounds, social victimization, addictions, health-related concerns, depression, and anxiety disorders. Emphasizing client strengths in support of individual flourishing, Dr. Greene is eclectic in style, integrating Sensorimotor, Gestalt, Interpersonal, and Humanistic Psychotherapies, as well as EMDR and Hypnotherapy. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles on LGBTQ issues, and has been an instructor at John Carroll University, teaching LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling. For more information about Dr. Greene see www.mhc-solutions.com/darrell_greene.html.

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Hanneke-Kalisvaart-PhD

Hanneke Kalisvaart

PhD

Hanneke Kalisvaart, PhD, is a Dutch psychomotor therapist and researcher at Altrecht psychosomatic medicine, a mental health center specializing in the treatment of clients with somatic symptom disorder in Zeist, the Netherlands. Since she started working as a therapist in 1994 she has been interested in the impact of serious illness and somatic symptoms on well-being. She uses sensorimotor psychotherapy to treat underlying trauma and attachment issues. Hanneke earned her master’s degree in human movement sciences from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and her doctorate degree in social sciences from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research concerns clients’ relationship to their body with somatic symptoms, and nonverbal assessment methods such as own body drawings. Hanneke is a guest lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Zwolle and has often presented on her research and clinical work.

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Laia-Jorba-LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba

LPC, PhD

Laia Jorba, LPC, PhD (she, her, hers), (LPC.0013182) is a Catalan teacher, counselor, supervisor and mentor, originally from Barcelona and currently residing in Colorado. She holds a master’s degree from Naropa University with specialties in Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Therapy. She works with community-based programs and has a private practice. Her clinical interests include working with immigrant clients and marginalized communities, chronic pain, complex trauma and dissociation as well as exploring the embodied experience of migration. She also as a doctorate from the University Autonomous of Barcelona on Political Science, where she studied integration of migrant populations. She has taught at different universities including UAB and Naropa, and lectures nationally and internationally.

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Rochelle -Sharpe Lohrasbe-PhD, RCC

Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe

PhD, RCC

Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, PhD, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds an MA in Learning and Development and a PhD in Child and Youth Care (Therapeutic). Rochelle began her career in forensic psychiatric nursing and she has accumulated more than 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of post-traumatic stress and developmental wounding. In her private clinical practice in British Columbia, Canada, Rochelle sees “children of all ages” who have endured abuse, neglect, and other traumatic/adverse experiences. She is a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy local, regional, and international facilitator and a curriculum/instructional design consultant, an EMDRIA-approved consultant and holds certifications in Clinical Hypnosis, Neuroptimal Neurofeedback and Havening Techniques. Rochelle presents regularly at ISSTD conferences and regional workshops internationally and provides educational workshops for psychotherapists on Trauma and Dissociation. She recently published on the integration of EMDR and SP, and co-authored “Somatic Resources: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to Stabilising Arousal in Child and Family Treatment” (2017), published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.

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Kekuni-Minton-PhD

Kekuni Minton

PhD

Kekuni Minton, PhD, is a founding trainer of SPI and co-author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (2009). Dr. Minton (CO; NLC.0001765) holds a private practice in Colorado since 1988, specializing in trauma and attachment issues with individual and couples. Dr. Minton was the president psychotherapist at the Boulder County AIDS Project (1992- 1995) and past faculty member at Naropa University (1995 – 2006). His doctoral thesis in clinical psychology focused on somatic relational therapy, and he has special interests in meditation and cultural trauma. Dr. Minton is first author on, La Narrazione del Corpo; la Psicoterapia Sensomotoria Integrata Nella Terapia di Coppia (2018), published in Italy. He trains internationally for SPI and is developing a course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for working with couples.

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Pat-Ogden-PhD

Pat Ogden

PhD

Pat Ogden, PhD,is a pioneer in somatic psychology, the creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method, and founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.Dr. Ogden is trained in a wide variety of somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches, and has over 45 years of experience working with individuals and groups. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University (1985-2005), a clinician, consultant, and sought after international lecturer. Dr. Ogden is the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to PsychotherapyandSensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) both published in the Interpersonal Neurobiology Series of W. W. Norton.Her third book in this series, The Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Essays and Articles, will be published in 2020, and she is working on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Familiesand Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Groups with Dr. Bonnie Goldstein.Her current interests include groups, couples, children, adolescents, and families; complex trauma; Embedded Relational Mindfulness; implicit bias, intersectionality and culture; the relational nature of shame; presence, consciousness, and the philosophical/spiritual principles that underlie Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

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Esther-Perez-MA, LMFT

Esther Perez

MA, LMFT

Esther Perez, MA, LMFT (CA; LMFT; 48330) obtained an M.A in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, CA. As a bilingual Senior Trainer for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Esther currently teaches across Europe. As a consummate learner-teacher, Esther has committed herself to deeply integrating a number of modalities supported in the emerging research on neuroscience and attachment. Embodying the spirit of Unity, one of the core foundations of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Esther studies how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® intersects with EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Mentalization Based Treatment. Esther uses her learning to inform her work with adults, adopted children and adolescents with attachment related issues, complex trauma and dissociation in her private practice in Malaga, Spain in addition to consulting with graduates of various levels from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® trainings.

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Raymond Rodriguez

LCSW-R, Rev.

Raymond Rodrgiuez, LCSW-R, Rev., is an Afro-Latino Licensed Clinical Social Worker(NY; LCSW; 077444-1) with over twenty years of experience working with community-based programs. He holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and is a trauma specialist assisting clients with complex psychological trauma and PTSD. In addition to private practice, he is the founder and clinical director of Aldea Counseling Services, a group psychotherapy practice in Harlem, NY, servicing primarily people of color. He has taught at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, Columbia University School of Social Work, and Smith College School of Social Work, and is currently on faculty at the Trauma Studies Center of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Integrative Trauma Certificate Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Raymond formerly served on the boards of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers and the No More Fear Foundation. His clinical interests include family therapy, working with immigrant client, race-based oppression, LGBTQI empowerment, spirituality, and working with marginalized communities in community-based mental health. He lives in the Bronx with his partner and son.

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Mason A.-Sommers-PhD

Mason A. Sommers

PhD

Mason A. Sommers, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist(CA;PSY; 9348) in private practice with over 39 years of clinical experience. He supports regional development of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, and has been training in Los Angeles, Boston, and North Carolina. His practice specializes in couples and adult individual therapy, combining analytic, psychodynamic, and somatic psychotherapies in his work. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from UCLA, and his Master or Arts and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Sommers is a former clinical instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and served as a three-term President of the Board of Directors of the Maple Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling agency and training facility for mental health professionals. Dr. Sommers volunteers as a Donate Life/One Legacy Ambassador, working to increase awareness of the need for organ and tissue registry and donation.

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Anne-Westcott-MSW, LICSW

Anne Westcott

MSW, LICSW

Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MA; LICSW; 1019498) with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. She holds a private practice in Concord, MA. Anne is a co-developer of the SMART model, a somatic approach to the treatment of traumatized children, and past trainer and supervisor at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center (2007-2016). Anne’s published a series: The Hidden Strengths Therapeutic Children's Storybooks (2017), that are a resource for parents, teachers, and professionals working with children ages 4-10 who have experienced trauma or a frightening situation. Anne’s current focus has been on childhood development, somatic treatment for traumatized children, educational leadership, and curriculum development, and she has completed courses in educational graphic facilitation, leadership with the Presenting Institute, and early childhood development at Harvard. Anne is working on curriculum development with SPI for the Level II: Developmental Training.

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Patrick-Weeg-MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg

MSW, LCSW

Patrick Weeg, MSW, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(CO; CSW.09923512), holds a masters degree in social work, from the University of Iowa, focusing on family systems. As an adjunct faculty member at Denver University's Graduate School of Social Work, he teaches assessment and treatment of trauma. He is co-owner of a private group psychotherapy practice, the Denver Center for Integrated Counseling, where he specializes in psychotherapy for people dealing with addictions, the aftermath of traumatic stress, and struggles with healthy boundaries. He has lectured at numerous substance abuse and mental health treatment centers, facilitated family weekends for the family members of addicted loved ones, and worked in child-welfare. Patrick strives to help individuals, families, and organizations develop a culture of safety that enables people to take the risks necessary for growth—physically, psychologically, and spiritually.

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Marko-Punkanen-PhD

Marko Punkanen

PhD

Marko Punkanen, PhD, (01002312831) is a music therapist, dance/movement therapist, trauma psychotherapist, trauma psychotherapy trainer, certified sensorimotor psychotherapist® and SPI trainer. He has over 20 years experience in the treatment of severe traumatization. His specialist area is in the treatment of complex and attachment trauma, the bodily symptoms of trauma (somatoform dissociation) and the use of the body in trauma treatment. He is the founder and director of the Nyanssi Therapy Centre, which offers music therapy, dance-movement therapy, psychotherapy, vibroaocustic therapy (VAT) and supervision services in Lahti Finland. He is the co-founder of the first extensive Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) training in Finland, and he has studied for example the possibilities of VAT in drug rehabilitation. He is also one of the founders of the VIBRAC - Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Research. From 2007-2011 Marko worked as a researcher in Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research in University of Jyväskylä. He was part of the research team which investigated the perception and preferences of emotions in music by depressed patients and the efficacy of improvisational, individual music therapy for depression (https://www.clearvuehealth.com/b/music-therapy-depression/). He currently works as a music/dance-movement/psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice and as a trauma psychotherapy trainer in University of Oulu, and as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. He is actively involved with trauma psychotherapy, music therapy and dance/movement therapy training in Finland.

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