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SBCPA Salon Series: Embodied Attentiveness: Recognizing the Language of Nonverbal Behavior -- taught by Katya Bloom, PhD, BC-DMT, CMA

  • 14 Mar 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • 2060 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 202 (access off of Mission Ridge Rd), Santa Barbara


This event is full!


This salon aims to strengthen psychologists’ intuitive recognition of somatic, non-verbal behavior within clinical settings, where emphasis is more commonly placed on the mind and verbal communication. We will explore – through lecture, experiential exercises and discussion – how to more consciously include the body in the psychological process, both patients’ bodily experience and psychologists’ own somatic countertransference; and how this may enhance clinicians’ ability to attune to unthought or unverbalized communication. Advances in affective neuroscience in recent years, extend an invitation for this kind of interdisciplinary exploration; as we have growing evidence that our expectations and beliefs about others have their roots in the physical relationships between infants and their carers.

Goals and Objectives: 

  1. Gain insights into the interrelationships between the body and its movement and psychological and emotional states.
  2. Deepen receptivity to sensory experience and strengthen their own perception from embodiment.
  3. Consider how movement analysis may enhance their grasp of early states of mind as expressed through the body.
  4. Learn about Tavistock model infant observation as a method for training in recognizing and deriving meaning from nonverbal/preverbal communication.

Timed Outline:

5:30-5:45pm – Greet, sign in, and socialize

5:45-5:50pm – Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

5:50-7:00 – Presentation of topic (following the above description and objectives)

7:00-7:15pm – Q&A/evaluations

1.5 CE's available for California-licensed Psychologists

The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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