Trainers are Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠, maintain registration or licensure in their discipline, are actively enrolled in a degree seeking, licensure program, or have post-graduate pre-licensure status and participate in continuing education on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠, trauma, or attachment.SPI Trainers adhere to the ethics of their respective licensing or governing boards as well SPI’s policies for conduct.She has a private psychotherapy practice in Boulder, CO since 1997 and has worked with drug-addicted youth, political refugees, the mentally ill, and hospice clients.
Pat Ogden, Ph D, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.
She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.
Her commitment to children and caregivers impacted by trauma has led her to explore new body oriented approaches to enhance arousal regulation in traumatized family systems.
Anne provides education and consultation on trauma, dissociation, attachment, and arousal regulation and is a supervisor at the Trauma Center in Boston MA.
Pat Ogden, and a faculty member at Naropa University.
His doctoral thesis in clinical psychology focused on somatic relational therapy and he has special interests in meditation and cultural trauma. Minton was the resident psychotherapist at the Boulder County AIDS Project, and he trains internationally for SPI.Within these streams – including Integrative Health and Wellness, Somatic Depth Counseling and Psychotherapy, Community Development, and Embodied Depth Leadership – students articulate unique fieldwork projects and dissertation research that allow them to work at an advanced level in their chosen fields.Students may also pursue qualification as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist® or Registered Somatic Movement Educator® through an articulation agreement with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA ).Christina Dickinson, CAC II, is a founding trainer of SPI, a certified addictions counselor in Colorado, certified in Hakomi Therapy and Focused Expressive Psychotherapy.Trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, Pia Mellody's model at The Meadows, and hospice, she teaches internationally on the subjects of trauma and addiction and maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.Anne received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 1987.Andrew Harkin, MD is a registered Medical Doctor (University College Dublin), and Psychotherapist. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, CA, and has a background in dance and movement.He currently teaches in Ireland, Canada, the UK, Europe, and Australia and maintains a private practice in the County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Esther has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, and has often presented at various clinics in Los Angeles, CA on child mental health issues and therapeutic modalities.She recently moved to Malaga, Spain, where she is providing services to adolescents and young adults dealing with eating disorders.Each in their own way, students bring a highly developed understanding of the body/psyche intersection to the work they choose to pursue.SPI Trainers are diverse in their orientations and specialties, which include adult, child and adolescent psychotherapy, couple therapy, dissociative disorders, group therapy, and many more.