Somatic Practice

Trainings with Kathy L. Kain

Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma, Elective Module B
with Kathy L. Kain
& Stephen Terrell, PsyD, SEP

Survival, Social Responses, and Emotional Development

In response to requests from class participants, we have added optional Elective modules to the Early Trauma series. In each Elective Module we choose 3 topics to cover that will extend the information presented in the core program. For Module B, we will cover the main topics listed below. Each single topic could be its own workshop, but we will address the topics in sufficient detail for participants to feel they are oriented to the subject, have some pragmatic tools for working with these in the context of their trauma recovery practice, and understand where these topics fit in the overall context of recovery from early trauma.

There will also be time for discussion and review of previous course content, but we are planning to offer ongoing consultation/tutorial/study groups to support the further deepening of expertise in the course material. Information on those groups will be sent as we get it organized.

Each of these topics could be a freestanding workshop of its own. We are open to continuing to develop future modules and specialty programs that would allow us to go into more depth in any of the individual subjects of the Early Trauma modules. Please feel free to let us know of your interests and we will take that into account in our future planning and scheduling.

Topics for Module B:

  • Shame: Its implications for survival and as the driver for inhibitory responses (even of healthy responses). Building healthier interoceptive awareness, uncoupling shame from somatic awareness and sensation.
  • Reflexes (Moro, Babinski etc): How they support both survival responses and social relationship
  • Somatic patterns of survival: How highly organized, but dysfunctional, somatic patterns related to survival can be interrupted; Pre/Post-prodromes; relation to inhibition of healthy survival and social responses


Must have completed all three modules of Somatic Resilience and Regulation after Early Trauma series, or Resilient Child series.

About the Instructors

Kathy L. Kain

Learn more about Kathy L. Kain →

Stephen J. Terrell

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions. Attendees completing this program receive 24 continuing education hours of credit.

Social Workers:

CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: October 6, 2015-October 5, 2018. Social Workers should contact their regularity board to determine course approval.

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program.


As an APA approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa. CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 24 CE hours of credit.

Marriage and Family Therapists::

The following Marriage and Family Therapy Boards accept programs offered by APA, NBCC or ASWB approved providers, of which CES is approved: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, LA, MD, ME, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WA AND WI. In addition, CES is an approved CE provider for Florida Marriage & Family Therapists (CE Provider # 50-9633), an approved California Continuing Education Provider for Marriage & Family Therapists (Approval #PCE 4693) and an approved Continuing Education Provider for Texas Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider Number 557).

January 15-18, 2016
Corte Madera CA, United States
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Best Western Plus-Corte Madera Inn
56 Madera Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States
+1 (415) 924-1502


Early-Bird Rate: $750.00

Full payment is required to reserve your place, postmarked by November 16, 2015.

Regular Rate: $800.00

A deposit of $150.00 is required to hold your place.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by the upcoming module’s Early Registration deadline will receive a full tuition refund; cancellations received after the deadline will receive a tuition refund less the $150.00 deposit.


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Information for Attendees

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Andrea Gage
+1 (415) 730-3007