Somatic Practice

Trainings with Kathy L. Kain

Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists
with Kathy L. Kain

The primary focus of this program is on developing tactile skills, somatic awareness, and other touch-related skills in the context of working with the resolution of trauma. Mental health providers, touch therapists, and other somatic practitioners will find this training useful for increasing their skills for more directly including the body in the resolution of traumatic stress symptoms.

The program is designed to progressively build the participants’ understanding and confidence in being able to incorporate different types of touch, different body systems and tissues, and different somatic practices into their trauma recovery practice.

While the program presumes that participants are open to incorporating touch into their practice in some form, the same skills can be adapted for use in practice settings that do not support actual physical contact with clients. It is designed primarily for Somatic Experiencing students who have completed the Intermediate year or beyond, but other types of practitioners will be considered for the training.

The following topics will be covered in the course of the four modules of the training, in this approximate order:

Module 1

  • Different types of touch
  • Monitoring activation via touch
  • Refining skills for touching different body layers and structures
  • Legal, ethical and scope of practice issues
  • Resilience, resourcing, building capacity for self-regulation
  • Polyvagal theory and the enteric nervous system

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Scars/surgery
  • Physical injury
  • Stabilizing highly activated/dysregulated physiologies

Module 2

  • Sensory-Motor Development and its relationship to orienting and defensive responses
  • Alignment and the client/practitioner’s matrix of attention
  • Titration and pendulation in physical forms
  • Body metaphors

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Falls
  • High-velocity injury
  • Global High Intensity Activation (GHIA) and the Threat Response Cycle

Module 3

  • Coupling dynamics in tissues
  • Trauma structures
  • Keystone systems
  • Coherence between different body systems
  • Working with somatic shame

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Fluids – poisoning, developmental disturbance
  • Global High Intensity
  • Complex medical and physical injury, intro to early trauma

Module 4

  • Visceral systems and deep shock
  • Body diaphragms and deep shock
  • Touching the chemistry of traumatic stress
  • Treatment plans

Trauma Categories addressed in this module:

  • Early trauma/early shock states
  • Syndromes
  • Complex trauma structures
  • Developmental disturbances at the somatic level

Prerequisites

Completion of the Somatic Experiencing Intermediate year, or equivalent.

About the Instructor

Kathy L. Kain

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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) www.aswb.org, 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.

Psychologists:

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.

Nurses:

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.

2016-2017
Corte Madera CA, United States

Dates

Module 1

December 2-5, 2016

Module 2

March 10-13, 2017

Module 3

June 2-5, 2017

Module 4

September 8-11, 2017

Times

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location

Best Western Corte Madera Inn
56 Madera Boulevard
Corte Madera CA 94925-1227
United States
+1 (415) 924-1502

Tuition

$825.00 per module
Single-Module Early Registration: $775.00 per module

when tuition is paid in full by:

  • October 3, 2016 for Module 1
  • February 8, 2017 for Module 2
  • May 3, 2017 for Module 3
  • August 9, 2017 for Module 4
Double-Module Early Registration: $750.00 per module

when tuition of $1500.00 for two modules is paid in full by:

  • October 3, 2016 for Modules 1 + 2
  • May 3, 2017 for Modules 3 + 4

A deposit of $150.00 or payment in full is required to hold your place in the first module.

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.

Registration

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Information for Attendees

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Inquiries

Andrea Gage
+1 (415) 730-3007

Alternate Dates

Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists Prereqs
Denver CO, United States
April 20-24, 2016 Module 1
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Denver CO
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September 28-October 2, 2016 Module 2
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United States
February 8-12, 2017 Module 3
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United States
Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists Prereqs
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June 10-13, 2016 Module 1
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United States
September 16-19, 2016 Module 2
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United States
October 28-31, 2016 Module 3
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Seattle WA,
United States
January 27-30, 2017 Module 4
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United States
Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists Prereqs
Chicago IL, United States
January 6-9, 2017 Module 1
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Chicago IL
United States
April 7-10, 2017 Module 2
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Chicago IL
United States
July 7-10, 2017 Module 3
Stephen J. Terrell
Chicago IL
United States
October 6-9, 2017 Module 4
Stephen J. Terrell
Chicago IL
United States