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Trauma, Cognition & the Body: Somatic Workshop

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

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Trauma, Cognition and the Body: The Art and Science of Somatic Psychotherapy – An Integrative Approach

This free seminar/workshop experience with Dr. Victoria Stevens will focus on application of somatic psychotherapy in treatment of trauma including practitioner’s embodied use of clinical intuition, creativity and presence in the clinical situation.

Objectives: At the end of the seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying principles of somatic psychology as they relate to treatment of trauma, specifically complex PTSD
  • Understand and apply the neurobiology of trauma and the importance of affect regulation
  • Understand and apply the difference between implicit bottom-up and explicit top-down processes and be able to bring this understanding into scope, timing, and sequence of treatment
  • Utilize skills to read nonverbal communications and integrate these into conscious narrative and other treatment modalities
  • Apply concepts of embodied awareness into the clinician’s confidence in their own intuition, and their unique creative sense of self and presence as a facilitator of healing and transformative change.


1.5 CEUs available for free to the community

There is no cost to attend this event.

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Email Shannon Kidd at [email protected]

About the Presenter

Victoria StevensDr. Victoria Stevens is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, speaker, researcher and educator. She holds a BA with honors in philosophy, cello and theatre from the University of Kansas, an MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and specialized certifications in Hypnosis and the Treatment of Victims and Perpetrators of Violent Crimes. Her psychoanalytic certification is from the Psychoanalytic Center of California, and she studied interpersonal affective neurobiology with Allan Schore for over 10 years. She is a founding faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts Teaching Artist Training Program and is currently a faculty member in the MA in Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara and in the PsyD and PhD Clinical Psychology Programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She trains teachers nationwide on creativity, the arts, emotional regulation, imagination and metacognition as they relate to life-long learning and academic achievement, as well as working with programs for emancipated foster youth and homeless veterans.

Learn More About Antioch’s Somatic Programs

These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Antioch University is a recognized CE provider pursuant to BPC 4980.54(F)(1).


November 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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Antioch University Santa Barbara – remove
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

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