Body-Focused Therapy is an expanded form of cognitive behavioral therapy. A wide repertoire of techniques concerning the body is used. Patients are helped to change, in an interrelated manner, both patterns of thinking and patterns of how they sense and organize their bodies. Related techniques for mindfulness and for mentalization capacities also play a role. The method can be done with both adults and children.
19.01.2022 – 25.05.2024
19 January 2022 – 25 May 2024
This training is open to psychotherapists with studies in Basics in Psychophysical Psychotherapy or corresponding knowledge of body-oriented psychotherapy.
- 32 days theoretical seminars
- 50 hours of peer group work between seminars
- 50 hours of supervision of two patients for at least one year
- 40 hours of own therapy in psychophysical psychotherapy
- writing an article (16 pages)
- literature consisting of 3000 page
George Downing, PhD
19.-23.1.2022 Seminar 1: Body psychotherapy with depression disorder
18.-21.5.2022 Seminar 2: Body psychotherapy with anxiety disorders
5.-8.10.2022 Seminar 3: Body psychotherapy with borderline disorder
25.-28.1.2023 Seminar 4: Advanced techniques for work with trauma
7.-10.6.2023 Seminar 5: Body psychotherapy with psychosomatic disorders
4.-7.10.2023 Seminar 6: Body psychotherapy with narcissistic disorder
24.-27.1.2024 Seminar 7: Body psychotherapy techniques for work with dreams
22.-25.5.2024 Seminar 8: Body psychotherapy techniques for work with sexuality
Throughout the studies there will be an ongoing learning of theory and practise in development, transference and countertransference, mentalisation and mindfulness. (The exact times will be confirmed later.)
Director Tuula Aamurusko, email@example.com, phone 0400 615 614
Secretary Helena Risku, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 044 720 1143
Please FIRST fill in our enrolment form at this website. After we have received your enrolment we will send you the application form which you can send to Turun kesäyliopisto by email attachment to email@example.com or by post to Turun kesäyliopisto, Sirkkalankatu 4, 20520 Turku by 14 November 2021 at the latest.
Language of teaching: English
Please note that the fee can be paid in installments.
(50 hours of supervision of two patients for at least one year and 40 hours of own therapy in psychophysical psychotherapy are not included in the price.)
Student selection is made after the last day of registration. Selected participants will be asked for binding confirmations of participation in the training. Once a participant has confirmed receipt of their participation in the training, participation cannot be canceled free of charge.