Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Posted: June 4, 2018

Event Title
Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Event Date
October 12, 2018 - April 14, 2019

Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience - help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues.

The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Regulation, Attachment and Trauma will commence October 12, 2018 in Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN with Kekuni Minton, PhD, and Brigitta Karelis, MA, LPC. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience and disrupted early attachment. Participants will learn simple, body-oriented skills for addressing autonomic dysregulation, numbing and disconnected states, impulsivity and loss of judgment, and immobilization. By helping patients to ‘read’ the story told by their physical responses and to try out new responses, they feel an increasingly stronger connection to self and a felt sense of inner safety.

Early applicant discounts will apply for all applications submitted by August 17th, 2018 - space is limited, so don’t hesitate to reserve your spot by applying here:


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.