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When the Body Speaks, the Clinician Listens: An Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy
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When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
10:00am- 1:00pm
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD and Susan D. Buckley, PsyD

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Current clinical models of practice based on attachment theory, trauma theory and neurobiology, emphasize the role of present moment experience in healing.  The body contains the roots of past traumas in present time. When clinicians learn to pay attention to the body it enables them to deepen the therapeutic work and to provide experiences of healing.


In this workshop, Dr. Gladstone and Dr. Buckley will give a brief introduction to somatic psychotherapy as it augments and deepens clinical practice. They will focus on techniques that utilize mindfulness and body sensation and demonstrate the work using clinical examples.  Participants will leave with a sense of how to integrate information from the body into clinical talk therapy. 



Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD, is a clinician, supervisor, workshop leader and social work educator with over 25 years of clinical experience. She teaches doctoral level courses on affect regulation and attachment in Rutgers D.S.W. program and is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. In addition, Dr. Gladstone is one of the New York trainers for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body based talking therapy. She is also certified in Somatic Experiencing. In her private practice, Dr. Gladstone specializes in attachment trauma and combines psychodynamic and somatic approaches to treatment. 


Susan D. Buckley, PsyD has been in private practice for 25 years in Montclair, New Jersey and recently in New York City.  She has always been involved in trauma work, initially as a staff member and later as the director of the Newark, New Jersey Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center that has as it's mission the assessment and treatment of children who have been sexually and physically abused. Dr. Buckley is trained in forensic psychology, she has trained police and child protection workers and has provided expert court testimony in cases of child sexual abuse.  Ten years ago she trained in EMDR and been part of an EMDR supervision group for 6 years.  Dr. Buckley has completed level I and II of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), has assisted multiple times in SP Level II training's and considers herself an SP enthusiast.


3 CE Contact Hours



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All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee. Credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop. Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

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