Somatic Experiencing: Enhancing Psychoanalytic Holding for Trauma and Catastrophic Dissociation–Contending with the Flood and the Fog with David Levit, PhD, ABPP, SEP (Live)

March 11, 2022

David Levit, PhD, ABPP, SEP, will speak about interweaving principles and approaches from a somatically based trauma therapy, Somatic Experiencing (SE), into psychoanalytic treatment. He focuses on patients with severe early traumas who are chronically vulnerable to states of catastrophic dissociative dissolution. When dissociation takes this form, not merely compartmentalization, but “dis-mentalization,” the mind and body are bombarded by overwhelming and disorganizing fragments of disturbing physical sensations, calamitous affects, disconnected and malevolent flashback echoes and images, and autonomic flooding and freezing. It is a terrible dilemma in treatment when patients are so swept up in the flood and/or lost in the fog, that there is no self who is present enough to hear, take in, and participate in the desperately needed holding and containment that we offer. Levit will illustrate somatically based interventions that help contend with such catastrophic dissociative states. He will also show how these somatic interventions, borrowed from non-psychoanalytic trauma treatments, can enfold into our psychoanalytic modes of therapeutic process and therapeutic action.

Target Audience

Level of prior knowledge;

Psychoanalysis – intermediate to advanced

Somatic Experiencing - Introductory

Learning Objectives

  1. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to discuss ways in which somatic interventions from Somatic Experiencing can enhance a specific form of psychoanalytic Holding as defined by Winnicott.
  2. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to list and describe at least three interventions from Somatic Experiencing.
  3. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to discuss a clinical moment with a patient and explain how they might apply a specific somatically based intervention.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 1.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
Course opens: 
01/12/2022
Course expires: 
03/01/2023
Event starts: 
03/11/2022 - 12:50pm EST
Event ends: 
03/11/2022 - 1:50pm EST
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP, SEP, is a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and in Clinical Psychology. He is a Fellow at the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis and a Fellow at the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. His current faculty positions are: Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis (MIP); Co-founder, Chair, and Faculty, MIP Postgraduate Fellowship Program-West; Instructor in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School. His office is in Amherst, MA where he provides individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults and consultation for colleagues.

Austen Riggs Center Inc. confirms that David Levit, PhD, nor anyone involved in the planning of the CME event, has disclosed a potential conflict of interest. 

General CME/CE Information  

 Accommodations   - The Austen Riggs Center follows all state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). In accordance with the ADA, the Austen Riggs Center is committed to accessibility. If you need accommodations for your online course, please contact info@austenriggs.net.  

Accreditation    

(Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work and Nursing)

The Austen Riggs Center designates this live interactive webinar for a maximum of (see specific event) AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

The Austen Riggs Center Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

The Austen Riggs Center’s policy on disclosure, in keeping with requirements of the Massachusetts Medical Society, requires continuing education planners and speakers to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with commercial entities that could pose a potential conflict of interest in the presentation of this educational activity. The Austen Riggs Center Continuing Medical Education Committee has established policies for identifying and resolving all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. The Austen Riggs Center accepts no commercial support of any kind to support our CME/CE activity.   

 The Austen Riggs Center Inc. also designates this live interactive webinar for (see specific event) continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology.   

Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115. 

The Austen Riggs Center Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230.   

The Austen Riggs Center Inc., #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this Live interactive webinar will receive (see specific event) continuing education credits.    

For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/.   

Attention NY and NJ Social Workers  

The Austen Riggs Center Inc. 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. As of January 2021, ACE is accepted in 48 jurisdictions. This does not include the states of New York and New Jersey. Check your state licensing board for further information. For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/ or check with your state guild and licensing entities.  

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 1.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation

Price

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