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When the Body speaks, An Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy by Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PHD

  • 12 Oct 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • St. Elizabeth University, St. Joseph's Hall, Ward Dining Room, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
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    You are invited to join us at our monthly dinner program:

    When the Body Speaks, An Introduction to

    Somatic Psychotherapy

    Presented by:

    Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD

    Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute where she co-teaches with Janina Fisher PhD, training psychotherapists in New York and nationally. She also is a full-time faculty member of Seton Hall School of Social Work and formerly was on the faculty of the Rutgers School of Social Work Doctoral Program. Certified in Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and trained in EMDR, in her private practice she combines psychodynamic and somatic/experiential approaches to treatment.

    Many of the current clinical models of practice emphasize the role of present moment experience in therapeutic action.  The body contains the roots of past experience in present time.  When clinicians learn how to pay attention, they discover that the body provides a new pathway to access hard-to-reach implicit material and an opportunity for profound experiences of healing. 

    Learning Objectives:  Participants will be able to:

    1.  Describe the central focus of somatic psychotherapy.

    2.  Articulate how the use of mindfulness serves to investigate and deepen present-moment experience.

    3.  Identify 3-5 experiential interventions to utilize with clients that entail somatic experiencing techniques

    4.   Create a protocol for a somatic psychotherapy session.


    This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will. be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

    When:       Wednesday October 12th

                       7-9 p.m.

    Where:      St. Elizabeth University

                       St. Joseph's Hall, Ward Dining Room

                       2 Convent Road

                       Morristown, NJ  07960       

    Building G on Campus Map: https://www.steu.edu/documents/20182/87899/campus-map-071620.pdf/066583f3-29e9-44f4-a133-449ff9708ea2

    Cost:          $35 (non-MCPA members)

                       $29 (MCPA members)

                       $18 (student member)

    Contact:   Hayley Hirschmann hh1mail@aol.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 7 days ahead of the event.

    Please register online by Monday , October 10th 2022 at www.mcpanj.com.

    The dinner will be from 7:00 – 7:30 pm. providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students.  The presentation will follow from 7:30 –9 p.m. Payment may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

    1.5 CE Credit Available

    This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

    This program is approved for 1.5 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

    Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties if we are using the zoom process.

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