The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute is delighted to announce that the new training program, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes, is now open for participants to register.

The program will be led by Rebeca Farca PhDc, and will run between May 18, 2024, and November 23, 2024, as an accessible online course.

This blended digital learning program enables professionals from around the world to access high-quality training, with participants welcome to attend from any location and using any device. Combining live digital tuition and self-study, the course is open to all therapists across the discipline who are keen to explore new approaches to trauma treatment.

Our program allows psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to maximize their time liaising and conferring with facilitators, colleagues, and peers, with the flexibility to progress through the course materials in your own time and at your preferred pace.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Online Course Content

This course will teach the necessary mindfulness and body-based skills psychotherapists utilize when working with clients to identify and process the ongoing residues many experience following a traumatic experience related to any incident, event, abuse, harm, or cause.

The gentle but effective approach of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy incorporates somatic client work, where psychotherapists can go beyond the spoken word and inspire individuals to realize positive change from the inside out.

Recognizing that the body plays a profound role in trauma processing and recovery, this comprehensive, holistic treatment approach was developed by SPI founder, Pat Ogden PhD, and colleagues.  Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is used by clinicians as a standalone method and or is easily combined with other treatment modalities.

Participants will learn about the three-phase system behind Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and how to guide clients gently through this therapeutic process, breaking down each step into pillars of:

  • Safety and Stabilization
  • Processing
  • Integration

Our approach is reliant on collaborations between the therapist and client, with trust and sensitivity essential to achieving positive outcomes.

Clinicians who have completed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training will possess the skills they need to introduce this approach immediately, drawing on the body to support clients struggling with trauma or distress and using their knowledge to adapt their treatments and therapies to assist clients with complex conditions.

Introducing Rebeca Farca as Lead Trainer on the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Course – Starting in May 2024 in the Pacific Time Zone

Rebeca Farca PhDc, and LMFT, is a private practitioner with a practice based in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on somatic therapies for clients suffering from trauma-based experiences and developmental wounds.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Course Trainer, Rebeca Farca PhDc, LMFT

Rebeca Farca PhDc, LMFT

A well-respected voice within the profession, Rebeca is particularly focused on conditions such as PTSD, childhood abuse and neglect, sexual trauma, chronic pain, and military trauma, helping clients navigate these often deep-rooted challenges and find constructive ways forward.

A trainer for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute since 2011, her position as course trainer follows previous experience in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy tuition as a former faculty member at Antioch University Santa Barbara, where Rebeca taught an introductory program.

During the course, participants will work through 93 contact hours, providing APA credit, which is split into:

  • Three online learning modules to study at your own pace, each based on 20 hours of study across a seven-to-nine-week period.
  • Three live modules hosted online, each lasting two days with a six-hour course duration, hosted in real-time by the course facilitators.
  • A final 2.5 hour closing session, also hosted online by course facilitators.

Full details of the course schedule are available to review, with the initial training session held on May 18, followed by further online live sessions between periods of self-learning.

Professional Credits and Certificates of Attendance Awarded on Course Completion

After successfully completing the course, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance with credits provided through the Lifespan Learning Institute or CME Outfitters. CE credits are available for psychotherapists and other professionals as follows:

  • American Psychological Association (APA) registered psychologists.
  • Social Workers.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT).
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC).

CME Outfitters will provide CE credit for the initial two categories of professionals, with credits awarded by Lifespan for LPCC and LMFT professionals.

All mental health practitioners and therapists are welcome to attend, with the course offering an introductory instructional level of trauma training. Practitioners can utilize the training content to expand their practices, introduce somatic therapies, and offer additional or supplementary trauma-based therapeutic approaches.

Those interested in learning more about the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes courses throughout the world are welcome to contact us via email at Further resources and information about the value of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy as a therapeutic approach are also available on our Online Resources page.