Portland: DSP Introductory Workshop 2020

Ruella Frank in workshop


February 7 – 9, 2020

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
Introductory 3 Day Workshop with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

To Be Announced

Friday 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 4:30pm


To register:
Please contact Daniel Donohue, LCSW at
[email protected]

About the workshop:

Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within psychotherapy is especially powerful.

During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective-movement patterns within the infant-caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad.

This workshop is open to psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, infant educators as well as movement therapists-educators who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.

For further information: email us at