Los Formadores de SPI son variados en sus orientaciones y especialidades, que incluyen psicoterapia para adultos, niños y adolescentes, terapia de pareja, trastornos disociativos, terapia de grupo y muchas más. Los orientadores están certificados en Psicoterapia Sensoriomotriz, están registrados o tienen una licencia en su disciplina, están inscritos activamente en un programa de búsqueda de título, licencia o tienen el estado de pre-licencia de posgrado y participan en la educación continua en Psicoterapia Sensoriomotriz, trauma o apego.

Pautas éticas

Los orientadores de SPI se adhieren a la ética de sus respectivas juntas directivas o de concesión de licencias, así como a las políticas de conducta de SPI.


Tony Buckley


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.

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Mary Choi


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 first generation Asian American born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, Mary is passionate about community-based change and facilitates workshops and provides consultation on race equity and social justice with Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), a local non-profit working to undo the harmful effects of systemic racism. In addition to her work in private practice and with BRJA, 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 a consultant. Her clinical interests include relational trauma, anxiety, attachment, spirituality, consciousness, and culture.

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Darlene Cohn


Darlene Cohn, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of clinical experience. Her practice focuses on adolescence, adults, and couples who have experienced physical and developmental traumas. She includes psychodynamic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approaches when working with her clients. She was a past supervisor at The California Graduate Institute running individual and group supervisions and had run a first-year training group for interns.

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Marie  -Damgaard  -BA, MEd. (C.P), CCC, CSAT, CMAT, SP, CST*

Marie Damgaard


Marie Damgaard has worked in the field of trauma, addictions, and sexuality for over 15 years, beginning with research work during her undergraduate degree in the areas of aging and sexuality, sexual experiences for men and women, and ‘non-normative’ sexual patterns. She holds a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology specializing in mental health and addictions. During her graduate degree, she received extensive training working with clients who experience sexually compulsive behaviour and betrayal trauma. Marie has recently been accepted to complete her PhD in Clinical Sexology and is passionate about supporting diverse clients. Marie’s clinical work is psycho-biologically informed, somatically oriented, and mindfulness focused in order to explore ways the mind can pull us into autopilot or become disconnected from ourselves, others, and the world. She has been involved with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy since 2012, and has assisted in every level of training. Marie provides both individual consultation services and facilitates group sessions for practitioners interested in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Additionally, Marie works alongside marginalized populations including sex workers and transgender individuals. These experiences inform how Marie views the various expressions and depth on the continuum of sexuality. Her range of expertise spans from the shadow side, including out of control sexual behaviors and their effect on partners, to sex therapy and the rainbow end of the spectrum with more nuanced behaviors through mutual negotiation and consent. Other areas of clinical specialization include sexual trauma, erectile dysfunction, and chronic pelvic pain. In private practice, Marie has worked in the counselling field in a variety of supportive roles. She is a sessional instructor at University of Lethbridge in the Health Sciences department, and teaches Psychology courses at Lethbridge College, along with learning about Indigenous Traditions while instructing at Red Crow College. She has also developed an Addictions Counselling curriculum for the Saskatchewan government. Marie is also Adjunct faculty for The Mindfulness Academy of Addictions and Trauma. She is currently involved in research in men’s mental health, the phenomenology of therapists’ experience working within the opioid epidemic, and the benefits of mindfulness practice for therapist’s wellbeing.

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Christina Dickinson


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.

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Kelley L.-Callahan-PhD, LCP

Kelley L. Callahan


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.

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[et_pb_dp_dmb_module_193_item first_name=»Janina» last_name=»Fisher» professional_title=»PhD.» photo=»» bio_text=»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