Upcoming Seminars

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  May 17-20, 2019 Grove City, OH Dave Berger, MA, MFT, LCMHC, PT, SEP 

Course Information

BODYWORK & SOMATIC EDUCATION (BASE™)
Module 2: Social Engagement, Orienting and Trust

Basic BASE™ Training

 

Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) is clinical, body-oriented approach to help clients overcome the emotional, relational and and physical effects of trauma. BASE™ provides psychotherapists and somatic practitioners with a versatile toolkit to use with individuals, couples, and families dealing with symptoms of trauma. The training is designed to: a) clear relational attunement b) help psychotherapists develop clinically and ethically appropriate hands-on touch skills, and c) to help bodyworkers and movement educators refine and expand their hands-on skills with a paradigm that focuses on expanding a client’s capacity without triggering cathartic overwhelm.

 

The body’s holding of psychological trauma and its importance as the vehicle for healing are now broadly recognized in academic, clinical and research settings. Physical and relational dysregulation, including persistent high arousal and dissociation, go hand in hand with developmental wounding, illness and shock trauma. When our interoceptive (internal state of the body) systems are signaling discomfort, pain or distress, we are in a self-perpetuating feedback loop that fuels dysregulation. This persistent state of high arousal causes both intrapersonal and interpersonal difficulties, such as feeling detached from the self and the world, relationship and work issues, learning problems, chronic pain, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, sleep issues, anxiety, PTSD and other challenges.

 

BASE™ brings two aspects of somatic work together:

  1. Somatic education: learning from the inside through the kinesthetic sense of self.

  2. Skilled touch: how to use ethically appropriate touch to facilitate and enable increased regulation in body tissues, organs and structures.

 

BASE™ teaches the use of non-touch somatic awareness strategies as an important tool for clinical attunement, assessing trauma and working with a client’s internal state. The training is designed to support psychotherapists interested in adding touch work to their practices to become skilled in somatic therapy. Students learn movement and soma

 

Presenter

Dave Berger, MFT, PT, LCMHC, MA, SEP is a physical therapist and somatic psychotherapist. Dave is also a consultant and teacher of Somatic Experiencing®, a neurobehavioral intervention for recovery from the effects of emotional and physical trauma. Dave’s own BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education Training for trauma therapists is an integration of his life’s clinical work. As a therapist, teacher, consultant and mentor, Dave’s passion and commitment to deep healing guide his work. Click here to learn more about Dave.
 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists (←only partial credit for MDs via APA), Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dentists

 

Course Objectives:

  • Non-verbal communication

  • Social Engagement and Orienting Structures, Social engagement and bonding/attachment dynamics

  • Affecting Orienting and Social Engagement

  • Systems beyond the vagus—Facial, Trigeminal, Accessory, Oculomotor, Eyes and Oral Elements

  • Posture and emotions—posture and self, containment, capacity, inhibiting distress, and body usage

  • Fascia and Intrapersonal communication

  • Interoception

 

Agenda

Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) For Trauma Practitioners

4, 4-day modules, 24 CE hours each module

96 CE hours total, for all 4 modules

BASE Module 2: May 17-20, 2019

24 CE hours

Friday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: What is social engagement developmentally, functionally and structurally/anatomically.

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Strategies to affect Structures of Social Engagement (part 2).

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Breathing Apparatus and Social Engagement continued. Breathing apparatus, trauma and dysregulation: psychology, anatomy, psychophysiology--integrating social engagement and breathing).

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 hour 3:45- 5:15 Practice Time: Working with breathing distress/trauma reduction and social engagement.

.5 hour 5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 

Saturday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

 

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Brain-Body Connection. Thoracic Inlet/Outlet Diaphragm and Trauma: psychology, anatomy, psychophysiology.

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Strategies to affect the Thoracic Inlet/Outlet Diaphragm as it relates to affect regulation

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Heart rate variability and trauma, Pericardium and the heart: psychology, anatomy, psychophysiology.

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 hour 3:45-5:15 Practice Time: Strategies to regulate heart rate variability, the Pericardium/Heart as it relates to breathing and trauma.

.25 hour 5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 

Sunday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Neck and Occipital Cradling: Trust, Orienting, Attachment and Bonding.

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Touch, attunement and working with structures of trust, orienting, attachment and bonding.

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Eyes and relationship—receiving and connecting with others, eye gaze and mirroring developmentally; psychology, anatomy, psychophysiology.

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 hour 3:34-5:15 Practice Time: Strategies to work with relational with eyes, eye gaze and mirroring.

.25 hour 5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 

Monday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Interoception, proprioception and attunement. Skin as a structure of attachment and bonding, fascia and intrapersonal communication, muscle: psychology, anatomy, and psychophysiology

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Attunement and strategies to work with intra- and interpersonal communication, posturing and grounding via skin and touch, fascia, muscle.

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Assessment; Where to start, how to track activation and dysregulation in the body, how to determine what to do next. Posture, emotions and body usage as they relate to non-verbal intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication and beliefs about self

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 hour 3:45-5:15 Practice Time: Assessment, posture and emotions.

.25 hour 5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 24 CE hours.

 

Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (24) clock hours.

 

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 24 contact hours live.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (24) clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (24) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (24) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (24) contact hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (24) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 24 clock hours. Provider #151
 

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (24) contact hours

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (24) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (24) hours general hours). Expires 3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (524) 476-7297.

 

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (24) CE Hours.

 

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP24224, for (24) contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

 

 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.