Body Based Self-Regulation: Introduction to Somatic Techniques in Therapy-IN PERSON
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 – Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
8:30am – 4:30pm
This 2-day training provides an introduction to the theory behind use of the body in therapeutic practice. The presenter will introduce poly-vagal theory, and the principals of sensorimotor psychotherapy and somatic therapy. Relational neurobiology and concepts from attachment theory will also be integrated into the presentation. The impact of trauma on the body will be explored throughout the presentation. The presenter will provide multi-sensory body-based experiential activities for professionals to use for themselves and also to introduce with their clients.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Participants will understand the impact of trauma on the body.
- Participants will understand the theory behind common body-based therapies.
- Participants will understand the role of the therapist in body-based healing and the role of the relationship.
- Participants will learn exercises to use for themselves using the body.
- Participants will lean body-based exercises to use with their clients.
Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. CE Hours Awarded: 12
Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training. Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch. At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete. After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.
Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.
NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.
CE Hours Awarded: 12
Training Presenter – Camea Peca, PhD
Dr. Peca has spent over 18 years working with Adults, Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target.
She later completed specialized Adult training with a Graduate Diploma in the Application of Arts in Therapy and Education at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), London. Dr Peca is trained in the use of all 7 Expressive Arts modalities including dance/movement/body work and has completed her own experiential work in each modality.
She completed an additional Graduate Diploma in Child Counselling using the Expressive Arts at IATE. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. Camea also participated in three years of the MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy for adults. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools as well as adult clinical placement in the outpatient Arts Therapy for the National Health Service, London.
Camea has completed her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognition and Instruction, which focused specifically on adults.
Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient services, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma.
Camea also works with adults providing trauma based coaching services using the body and teaching self-regulation skills as well as building relational skills. Camea uses a Salutogenic approach and incorporates the integration of the brain and the body holistically targeting sleeping, nutrition, and movement.
Event CategorySomatic Therapy
Event LocationArizona Trauma Institute
49 South Sycamore Street, Suite 2
Mesa, AZ, 85202