Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP is a clinical
social worker licensed in Florida and
Colorado, as well as a Somatic
Experiencing® Practitioner and intensively trained
DBT therapist. At The Counseling
Group in Miami, she is a founding member
of an intensively-trained DBT consultation
team and the DBT outpatient treatment
program for eating disorders.
A graduate of Florida International
University (FIU), Inge has completed postgraduate
clinical trainings in Dialectical
Behavior Therapy (through Dr. Marsha
Linehan’s BehavioralTech), Somatic
Experiencing® and Somatic Attachment
Training and Experience (through Dr. Peter
Levine’s SE Trauma Institute), Mindfulness-
Based Stress Reduction.
She assists Somatic Experiencing Trauma
Institute faculty at various trainings around
the country to teach others how to tap into
the wisdom of the body.
Inge recently was published in the
academic journal Research on Social Work
Practice and has presented locally, nationally
and internationally on the topic of eating
disorders, somatic psychotherapy, and
integrative mind-body healing._____________________________________________COURSE DESCRIPTION:Complex trauma is characterized
by pervasivecore deficits in the regulation of emotion,cognition and behaviors. Traditional “talk”therapy generally ignores the sensory-motoraspects of experience and is limited in its access toimplicit, automatic or “subconscious” patterns,relying solely
on declarative memory and explicitcontent. But the body holds both subconsciousinformation as well as self-regulating resources.Participants will learn to “speak” and “read” thelanguage of the autonomic nervous system andtailor their preferred methods of interventions
tosupport autonomic regulation and coherence. This6-hour workshop is designed for mental healthprofessionals who want to develop an understandingof how cortical, subcortical andautonomic nervous system activation play a role inthe formation and maintenance
of symptoms, andskills to incorporate somatic awareness to facilitateregulation.WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:This course will provide mental health practitioners,psychologists, and other licensed professions with theability to:
- Learn basic principles of the neurobiology of emotional distress using Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory and Alan Schore’s theories of attachment and brain development.
- Recognize various autonomic nervous system phase shifts and skills to move client from one phase to the next.
- Differentiate between working with narrative memory in talk therapy and implicit memory in somatic awareness therapy.
- Integrate sensory-motor responses with cognitive and affective processing to reduce symptoms and increase resiliency.
- Understand the role of interpersonal neurobiology and the use of the therapist’s nervous system to regulate high affect states in clients.
- Practice interventions to facilitate change in the nonverbal realm.