Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma

Presented by Pat Ogden, Ph.D. & Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, BScN, MA, PhD, RCC

Live Streaming on December 8, 2022


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


This online course will be streaming live on December 8, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until January 9, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on December 7, 2022. 

Trauma includes events perpetrated by individuals, groups and society as a whole (e.g., systemic oppression, racism, colonization, and so forth), all of which leave a profound imprint on the body.  Memories of these traumatic experiences may remain unsymbolized, remaining stored in the lower brain and the body, not readily accessible for direct reflection and verbal representation. This course will teach Sensorimotor Psychotherapy intervention to address how the body carries the legacy of individual and societal trauma, both past and current,  and illustrate how clients can draw on the wisdom of their own bodies to change this legacy. We will explore the challenges, risks and rewards of working somatically with complex trauma and dissociative clients, elucidate how the body reflects and sustains both daily life parts of the self and those stuck in trauma time, and clarify how the body can be an asset in helping these parts communicate and cooperate.  Participants will learn how to actively incorporate the body to address the physical actions and reactions that keep clients stuck in the past and support a more unified approach to the treatment of the effects of trauma.

  • Describe the significance of targeting movement and posture of the body in trauma treatment
  • Discuss how the body might adapt to the trauma of systemic oppression or racism
  • Explain somatic resources for stabilization and arousal regulation
  • Justify the role of movement to facilitate communication between internal parts of the self
  • Analyze the risks and rewards of using posture as an intervention for clients with complex trauma
  • Utilize homework sheets to map parts of the self

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Pat Ogden, Ph.D., (she/her), is a pioneer in somatic psychology, the creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method, and founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute ( Dr. Ogden is a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015). Her third book, The Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Context, advocates for an anti-racist perspective in psychotherapy practice.  Her current interests include couple therapy, child and family therapy, social justice, diversity, inclusion, consciousness, and the philosophical/spiritual principles that underlie her work.

Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, BScN, MA, PhD, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an MA in Learning and Development and a PhD in Child and Youth Care. Rochelle began her career in forensic psychiatric nursing, and she has accumulated more than 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of post-traumatic stress and developmental wounding. In her private clinical practice in British Columbia, Canada, Rochelle sees children of all ages who have endured abuse, neglect, and other traumatic/adverse experiences. Rochelle has also achieved the Approved Supervisor designation with BCACC. She is a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy local, regional, and international facilitator and a curriculum/instructional design consultant, an EMDRIA-approved consultant and holds certifications including: Clinical Hypnosis, Neuroptimal Neurofeedback, and Havening Techniques. Rochelle presents regularly at ISSTD conferences and regional workshops internationally and provides educational workshops for psychotherapists on Trauma and Dissociation. She has published on the integration of EMDR and SP, and co-authored “Somatic Resources: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to Stabilising Arousal in Child and Family Treatment” (2017), published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact for more information and registration. 

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits