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Free Q&A Session: Why Study MindBody Therapy?

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An Introduction to the Embodied Philosophy MindBody Therapy Certificate Program

Wednesday, August 25 @ 4 – 5:30 pm ET

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Learn more about the Embodied Philosophy MindBody Therapy Certificate Program

Interested in studying MindBody Therapy? Register for this free Q&A session with the program faculty to learn more about the year-long MindBody Therapy Certificate Program through Embodied Philosophy. Visit this page for the full program curriculum and details.

The MindBody Therapy Certificate Program delivers a range of somatic approaches to working with emotions, feelings and actions through continued work with gesture, posture, facial expression, voice and breath.

This certificate program brings some of the world’s leading experts in the field of somatic psychology to Embodied Philosophy’s online learning community.  Masters of embodied healing practices and body psychotherapy will lead participants through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that will not only help promote your practitioner skill development but promote your own personal transformation as well. 

While students will be introduced to some of the historic somatic psychotherapy innovators and their lineages, the primary focus of the program will entail embodying and practicing the principles and practices of the field.

Issues of somatic transference, countertransference, resistance and projection, as well as modes of somatic intervention will be central to the inquiry of the program through a multidisciplinary framework. Movement, dream work, role plays, and other experiential approaches will be incorporated into a relational dyadic approach to somatic healing modalities.

The overall goal of the program is to give learner’s a broad understanding of and practice with somatic inquiry and experiential interventions that can be employed with various clients, as well as practice integrating and articulating how one may work somatically and therapeutically in various scopes of practice.

Course activities will consist of readings, discussion, lecture, demonstration, experiential exercises and work in dyads/triads.

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About your hosts

Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP is a licensed clinical psychologist and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences. His work integrates the developmental, neurobiological, and somatosensory aspects of the lifespan. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry at some of the top academic medical centers in the United States.  His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuro-psychotherapy, affect regulation, and psychophysiology. Dr. Walling is the Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the Associate Deputy-Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.  He is a Clinical Supervisor at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles, and a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, California.  He is currently a Clinical Research Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium located at Indiana University where he and his colleagues are working to advance the scientific insights from trauma psychology.

LeTonia A. Jones, MSW/Empowerment Practitioner is the Managing Editor for MindBody Studies at Embodied Philosophy. She is a social justice advocate, death penalty abolitionist, educator, newspaper columnist, and poet. LeTonia earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. She was certified as an Empowerment Practitioner by the Empowerment Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. As a death penalty abolitionist, she provides mitigation services to capital defense teams in order to preserve the lives of her clients. Jones’s work is rooted in advocacy on behalf of marginalized voices and healing from traumas induced by systemic racism and oppression.

Dr. Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, ACS, is the founder of and professor emeritus in the Somatic Counseling Program at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA, where she taught coursework in somatic counseling theory and skills, clinical neuroscience, research, and diversity issues. Her work began forty years ago with studies in anthropology, dance therapy, bodywork and Gestalt therapy, and has developed into innovations in the field of body-centered psychotherapy. She calls her work the Moving Cycle. This system goes beyond the limitations of therapy and emphasizes lifelong personal and social evolution through trusting and following body states. The Moving Cycle spotlights natural play, early physical imprinting, bodily authority, and the transformational effect of fully sequenced movement processes. She has taught at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, Concordia, Seoul Women’s University, Southwestern College, Pacifica, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and trains, teaches and lectures internationally. She has published over 30 articles and chapters, and her books include Getting Our Bodies Back, Getting In Touch, The Body and Oppression, and Bodyfulness.

Dr. Aline LaPierre is a pioneer in the field of somatic psychology. She is the creator of NeuroAffective Touch® an approach integrating the therapeutic use of touch, nonverbal communication, and somatic psychotherapy. She is the founding director of the NeuroAffective Touch Institute, offering mental health and body-centered practitioners training in the vital use of touch when working with developmental, relational, and emotional trauma.
Dr. LaPierre is the co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, now available in twelve languages. She was faculty in the Somatic Doctoral Program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute for ten years and is currently Deputy Editor of The International Body Psychotherapy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal bringing together a global somatic community of psychologists, psychotherapist, body-centered practitioners, researchers, and students.

A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and of The New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, Aline has trained in many body-centered modalities including BodyMind Centering, Continuum, EMDR, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. Her website is www.NeuroAffectiveTouch.com. She can be reached at [email protected].