Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy

Learning Objectives
  1. To be able to describe the historical roots of embodied approaches to psychotherapy from Reich to the current day, citing the work of 3 key players in the development of that field
  2. To be able to conceptualise and explain psychotherapy as an embodied relationship, giving 3 examples of how it is embodied
  3. To be able to discuss the theoretical differences between an embodied approach to psychotherapy and entirely narrative-based psychological therapies
  4. To understand how an embodied approach influences the assessment process and your understanding of your patient's developmental issues, naming 2 such developmental issues
  5. To be able to consider and describe how your own embodied responses are relevant and informative in the therapy treatment
  6. To be able to explain 2 ways in which an embodied approach may be helpful in working with clients or patients suffering from trauma
  7. To be able to explain the concept of sensorimotor awareness
  8. To be able to discuss 2 advantages or disadvantages of touch within a body psychotherapy treatment