Approved for 3 CEs - details below
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
Learn Practical Strategies to Support Your Work with Clients from Diverse Sociocultural Backgrounds.
The impact of mainstream values and white supremacist and heteropatriarchal ideologies on psychology remains relatively under-examined both clinically and theoretically.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy theory and practice, like the majority of contemporary psychotherapeutic methodologies, implicitly contains the values and bias of white culture.
This webinar will introduce the impact of Western perspectives on psychotherapy, and bring awareness to the influence of culture, racism, and biases toward those we perceive to be unlike ourselves.
We will also explore the impact of social locations on how we experience and interpret other people’s movements and postures, addressing the implications for somatic psychotherapists.
Foundational attitudes and actions for the socioculturally-attuned sensorimotor psychotherapist will be outlined.
We will examine our own implicit and explicit bias and microaggressions, and their impact in the psychotherapeutic process, as well as discuss common pitfalls that therapists might encounter when working with clients from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
Different therapeutic options and strategies will be considered that can support culturally sensitive interventions.
A: SP creator, Dr. Pat Odgen, established Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) in 1981. Until 2019, SPI almost exclusively relied on word of mouth to spread awareness of training in SP. With growing demand for effective trauma therapy, we realized the principles and methods of SP needed to reach further. We began offering a variety of programs online, so more people than ever before can affordably and conveniently begin learning SP.
A: This program offers 3-hours of recorded instructional learning broken into short videos that you can enjoy at your own pace.
A: This course is intended to be an introduction to SP. Only licensed mental health practitioners who complete all three levels of SP Training through SPI are eligible for certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. See sensorimotor.org for details.