Somatic Psychotherapy is a leading-edge therapeutic approach that is changing the way clinicians help people heal from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and a vast range of life issues. It draws from scientific evidence that emotions, cognition, and physical movement are connected, and the demand for qualified clinicians with somatic specialization is soaring.
Earn your master’s degree toward becoming a licensed MFT or LPCC with a concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy with Antioch University Santa Barbara’s unique and innovative graduate program. Our approach combines theoretical learning with experiential bodywork, including movement and demonstrations of somatic practice, so you’ll be learning by doing. You will be immersed in Somatic Psychotherapy academic courses taught by renowned somatic practitioners and faculty who will share their knowledge in dance/movement therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, neurofeedback, hypnotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology, depth psychology, and art therapy. Our educational model is highly experiential, delivered through a combination of lectures, group exercises, interactive role play, multimedia, and study material.
With our extensive community partner traineeships, you can gain hands-on experience and mentorship, with Antioch University faculty and staff committed to your clinical psychology career development.
If you are currently enrolled in AUSB’s MA in Clinical Psychology program, you can fulfill requirements for the concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy in just one quarter and graduate with multiple specializations.