Trauma and the Body: The Theory and Practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Friday, 4 November 2022 – Galway, Ireland

led by SPI faculty, Jennifer Gardner MA, LISCW, CST

Discover how the body holds past trauma, and how it also provides inroads into what clients need in order to recover and move on, even if the trauma occurred decades ago. Find out what to do and where to start with simple relational mindfulness interventions that will help your clients draw upon the
intelligence of their bodies.

• Define Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and cite its relevance to work with trauma clients
• Describe procedural learning and its relevance to trauma and attachment-related developmental trauma
• Identify the role of the body in trauma treatment and attachment-related developmental trauma
• Explain how physical action can be used to help patients feel empowered and decrease PTSD symptoms
• Describe the importance of mindfulness in trauma therapy
• Summarize the phase-oriented treatment approaches utilized in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy practice with trauma clients
• Apply information and skills acquired to clinical work with trauma clients

About the Facilitator:
Jennifer Gardner, MSW, LICSW, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker 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.

Credit Hours: 6
Times: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: The Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway, Ireland H91 K5DD
Instructor: Jennifer Gardner MA, LICSW, CST
Tuition: 150 EUR. 5% early registration discount if payment received by 10/07/2022. Refund Policy
Contact: Support SPI,
Local Contact: Ruth Steenvoorden, 087 7922323,