The Center for Somatic Studies and the Norsk Gestaltinstitutt in Oslo are working together to provide workshops in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, the work of Ruella Frank, Ph.D., for those English speaking clinicians wishing to enhance their therapy practice through an understanding of somatic and developmental processes.
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The workshops in November of 2015 are:
November 19 and 20, 2015
DSP Graduates only:
November 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please email Ruella Frank to reserve your place and for further information.
1. Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
This workshop is closed.
2. Open Workshop:
“I see you see me. I feel you feel me.”
Presence develops through finding ourselves in our relational world.
In this two-day workshop, we explore the phenomenology of presence as it develops through emerging interactions of baby-parent in the first year of life and client-therapist in the here-and-now of therapy.
Lecture, movement exploration, discussion and therapy demonstration.
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, both days
Fee: 360 EUR / 3000 NOK
Pilestredet 75 C
Phone: 22 59 16 50
Future workshops include:
Video Microanalysis of transactional movement processes within parent and baby psychotherapy:
In the first year of life, babies and their parents co-create a basic movement vocabulary that underlies the developing styles of contacting for both. Such subtle yet powerful movements define the boundaries between one and another and communicate what each partner wants and needs. When gestures within the relational field are poorly formed or misunderstood routinely, interruptions in contacting occur.
In this two-day workshop, we demonstrate how video microanalysis as a tool in baby/parent psychotherapy teaches parents to become more aware of the obvious, but often unnoticed world of nonverbal behaviors. Using video, we also show that working with movement pattern of both parent and child can shift the relational dilemma that brought the family to therapy. It will be evident how video microanalysis brings about rapid changes in the emerging relationship.
All workshops are open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infant educators, physical therapists, mental health counselors from a variety of backgrounds, as well as movement therapists/educators and those lay people who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.