This training is co-sponsored by ASTTI and Dominican University.
We are pleased to be offering a two year advanced certification in Analytic Somatic Psychotherapy in cooperation with Dominican University. The training will be conducted in two (2) one-year segments. One weekend training session will be held each month except during the winter holidays and the month of August.
Year 1 - Basic Certification in Analytic Somatic Therapy- 160 hours over 10 months
Year 2- Advanced Certification in Analytic Somatic Therapy- 160 hours over 10 months
The Certification will be provided by The Analytic Somatic Therapy Training Institute, with Continuing Education credits provided by Dominican University of California. Continuing Education credits will be available to those professionals requesting them.
Basic Certification in Analytic Somatic Therapy - Year 1
Start Date: Oct. 28, 29th, 2017
The start date: October 28th is subject to change based on enrollment numbers. Training will be scheduled when a minimum of 15 participants are enrolled.
Who Should Register
All levels of social workers and mental health professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified by a state or national board which authorizes independent practice. Graduate level interns/trainees who are engaged in graduate level course work at an accredited school and are on a licensing track under state sanctioned supervision by a licensed clinician may attend.
Participants will be able to:
Class One: How to Be Here Now
Exercises: Grounding; boundaries; breath; range of emotions; intention to be here; energetic presence.
Lecture: Freud, Reich, and Lowen: The Foundations of an Analytic, Somatic Therapy
Class Two: The Formation of a Grounded Self
Exercises: (working in dyads) Standing, observing movement and feeling shifts. How we walk with ease. Observing upper and lower body energy consonance. Breathe and bend.
Lecture: The Radical Body Awareness of Melanie Klein
Class Three: The Self and the Function of Boundary
Exercises: The boundary exercise, breathe and bend, pushing away, etc.
Lecture: D.W. Winnicott: The Body and The True/False Self
Class Four: The Self and the Function of Breath
Exercises: Breathe and bend: Breath upper, middle, lower; Reich’s pelvic breath.
Lecture: Breath in Spiritual Practice and the Movement of Energy
Class Five; The Self and the Body of Emotions
Exercises: Expressing emotion; observing held emotion; observing energetic traps.
Lecture: Emotions and the Body
Class Six: The Body Self in Couple’s Work
Exercises: Standing work; approach; resistance; support.
Lecture: Body Communications and the Intimacy Split
Class Seven: The Body Self in Couples Work
Exercises: Seeing trauma in the body; active relaxation; sensitization.
Lecture: Trauma and Working with Trauma through the Relationship
Class Eight: The Body Self and Observing Energy Blocks
Exercises: Seeing energy and absence of energy; touching the gaps.
Lecture: How to Observe Energy in the Body
Class Nine: Working with the Body Lying Down
Exercises: Seven ways to touch. (Also, how to not touch.)
Lecture: Appropriate Behavior and California Psychological Guidelines
Class Ten: Reflections on the Training, Review, and Observation
John Conger, PhD, is a Psychoanalyst, Licensed Psychologist and International Trainer in Bioenergetic Analysis who has been integrating Bioenergetics with Analytic Psychology since 1982. He is the author of Jung and Reich: The Body as Shadow (1988) and The Body in Recovery: Somatic Psychotherapy and the Self (1994). He was editor of the International Journal of Bioenergetic Analysis (1997-2004). He has taught classes in Freud, Jung, Reich, Somatic Psychotherapy, Jungian Dream Interpretation, and the History of Psychology in local graduate schools for many years including California Institute of Integral Studies and Meridian University.
Drew Hutchinson, MFT, is a Marriage and Family Therapist with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. Drew specializes in energetic/somatic psychotherapy with couples. Following his training in Somatic Therapy and Bioenergetics with Dr. John Conger, Drew helped to found the Analytic Somatic Therapy Training Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing advanced training in Analytic Somatic Psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Drew is also an adjunct professor and lecturer currently teaching counseling psychology at Dominican University of California and John F. Kennedy University. He has also lectured at the Wright Institute and The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley.
To register, please contact Rani Devadassan, Program Manager at Dominican University of California, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dominican.edu/AnalyticSomaticTherapy to fill out a registration form.