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(Webinar) The Embodied Self-of-the-Therapist: Using Sensory Experiences To Facilitate Clinical Work

  • August 20, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • December 30, 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • online via Zoom


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Recorded Webinar

This webinar has been approved for 4.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board and the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. 

$80 for MAMFT members, $120 for non-members

You need to register using the email associated with your active MAMFT membership to receive the member rate.

Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.

Submit the evaluation form and email our administrator before 1/30/22 to qualify for CE credit.  Further details on these steps will be provided in your confirmation email.

Workshop Title: (Webinar) The Embodied Self-of-the-Therapist: Using Sensory Experiences To Facilitate Clinical Work

Workshop Description: The Embodied Self-of the Therapist - or the ways our bodies and movement express and respond to non-verbal information is increasingly understood to be an important part of therapeutic efficacy.  As therapists, our non-verbal actions and behaviors are often more impactful than our words. In addition, our internal responses (proprioception) provides nuanced information that augments our ability to work more effectively with clients. 

This workshop will use didactic discussion and experiential exercises to 1) introduce skills that increase the therapist’s awareness of their personal movement patterns, 2) practice techniques for using embodied awareness and expression in clinical sessions, and 3) briefly discuss issues related to the use  and impact of our own embodied knowledge and biases during therapeutic sessions.

Workshop Objectives:

•Be introduced to basic frameworks for working with the therapist’s embodied experiences during therapy sessions. 

•Learn specific clinical applications of embodied experiences to facilitate therapeutic and address how the therapist’s less-conscious issues are often expressed non-verbally

•Be introduced to multicultural issues when working with non-verbal movement patterns.

•Discuss the efficacy and contraindications for using nonverbal information related to specific populations and diagnoses.

Presenter’s Name: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MA-MFT, MFA LMST, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssociate, SEP, WoS

Presenter’s Bio: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified dance/movement therapist, Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing and Ways of Seeing Practitioner. She is trained in Somatic/Body Therapies and uses alternative healing modalities to address psychological, somatic, and spiritual awareness, growth and transformation.  She teaches at the University of Minnesota and directs a Dance/Movement Training program in Minneapolis. She has a private practice with individuals, families and couples specializing in attachment, trauma, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, anxiety, identity and life transition issues.  

Barbara’s diversity expertise includes working with GLBTQ clients, women’s issues, and with a range of different nationalities, cultures and religious/spiritual practices.   Her international Dance/ Movement Therapy teaching experiences include courses in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), Tallinn University, in Estonia on a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011) and with Inspirees Institute in China (2014-present), the University of Hong Kong (2019-present) and in Seoul, South Korea (2018-19). She is past chair of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee.   She has also published on the use of trauma and DMT-based approaches with people diagnosed with Eating Disorders, the development of DMT programming in long term care facilities, and the historic development of DMT in Estonia.

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