Everything we experience comes to us through our physical bodies—through our sensory systems, our brains, our nervous systems, and our physical actions in the world. Our decisions and actions have a tremendous impact on the well-being and function of our bodies, for better or worse. Loss of function in our physical health, temporary or permanent, is often the source of crisis, whereas our peak experiences involve a sense of deep embodiment. On a day to day basis, feeling grounded and alive serves as the foundation for deep satisfaction and well-being.
In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Andrea Bell, LCSW will discuss somatic awareness, a tool often overlooked in the therapy room. Clients struggling with mood or associated behaviors often benefit from somatic awareness, as the root of mood disorders can be found in the body’s stress response cycle. Likewise, somatic awareness is often a crucial component for clients working to resolve identity issues, developmental challenges, existential issues, and many other common reasons for contacting a therapist.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.
To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling into the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see the live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial into the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.
At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in your GoodTherapy Account. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.
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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.
GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.
GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the home study recording for $14.95.
Andrea L. Bell, LCSW, SEP, is a practicing somatic psychotherapist, ecotherapist and California Naturalist. She is the founder of SomaticWise, a therapy and ecological practice with the mission of supporting life, healing and regeneration during these troubled times. She has been a licensed psychotherapist since 2003, and began practicing somatic psychotherapy in 2009. She also holds a certificate in Therapeutic Touch for Psychotherapists. Andrea has served on the Assistant team of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute since 2011, supporting Somatic Experiencing trainings in the United States and abroad. She also served as Adjunct Faculty at the California State University, Long Beach, in the Graduate Department of Social Work. Andrea recently launched her own YouTube channel, SomaticWise, with the purpose of educating the public about self-regulation and biosphere/ecosystem regeneration. Andrea has also been a regular contributor to the GoodTherapy Blog.
Andrea has been passionate about the helping profession ever since high school, when she first learned it was possible to help others heal through relationship and unconditional positive regard. Andrea embraced ecotherapy when she discovered that self-regulation and wellbeing improved with engagement in nature, for individuals, families and communities. Her passion for native (indigenous) plants, and the wildlife they support, has led her to help restore local ecosystems devastated by land use change and habitat loss. She has a special knack for connecting and working with highly intelligent and creative people, and helping them find their particular purpose. You can find more information about Andrea and her work at www.somaticwise.net