Somatic Practice

Trainings with Kathy L. Kain

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

Coupling Dynamics: Survival Physiology, Behavior, Relationship

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 C, 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 developmental trauma.

The overall theme in this module will be exploration of how over- and under-coupling affects:

  • Survival effort and behavior: How the coupling dynamics of survival physiology and thwarted self-protective responses can drive behaviors such as phobias, or obsessive/compulsive behaviors.
  • Building capacity for mutuality and relationship: Addressing the under/over-coupling of survival responses such as shame, or dorsal conservation states as they relate to inhibition of healthy relationship; gaining more access to the ventral social engagement system.
  • "Punctuation": Building capacity to do a little and stop; unwinding the over/under-coupling of cascading survival physiology.

About the Instructors

Kathy L. Kain

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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.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs/LPCC/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LPCCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 24 continuing education hours of credit per module.

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: 10/15/1515 through 10/15/18. 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 per module.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this programand its content. Psychologists receive 24 hours of continuing education credit upon completing each module of the program.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:

Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists will receive 24 clinical continuing education clock hours upon completing each module of this program.


As an American Psychological Association approved provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however 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 per module.

January 13-16, 2017
Corte Madera CA, United States
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM


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


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


Early-Bird Rate: $775.00

Full payment is required to reserve your place, postmarked by November 14, 2016.

Regular Rate: $825.00

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