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121: Bottom-Up Processing Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: An Interview with Dr. Pat Ogden

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Welcome to episode 121 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks about bottom-up processing using sensorimotor psychotherapy with Dr. Pat Ogden. SPI is a professional educational organization that designs and provides the highest-level trainings and services to serve a global network of mental health practitioners, and for the public at large. Seeking to enhance human relationships, our paradigm is substantiated by interpersonal neurobiology and impelled by mindfulness applied in interactive contexts. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method. Since the first course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy was offered in the early 1980’s, it has gained international acclaim. The first book on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, published in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2006 gained international acclaim. The sequel to the first book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment was published in spring of 2015. Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, and couples with colleagues. Several research studies to gather data on the effectiveness of SP are underway or in the process of publication at the following institutions: Maudsley Hospital (London, UK) Womens’ College Hospital (Toronto, Ontario) Modum Bad Outpatient Clinic (Oslo, Norway)  Resources: Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Sign up for waiting list for Trauma Therapist Community: Join Trauma Therapists Unite Facebook group: - Request to join, complete form with license information and join e-mail list! (For licensed therapists only) Join Therapy Chat Podcast Facebook group: - Request to join Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  

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