Anne received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 1987.
Andrew Harkin, MD is a registered Medical Doctor (University College Dublin), and Psychotherapist. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, CA, and has a background in dance and movement.
Each in their own way, students bring a highly developed understanding of the body/psyche intersection to the work they choose to pursue.
SPI Trainers are diverse in their orientations and specialties, which include adult, child and adolescent psychotherapy, couple therapy, dissociative disorders, group therapy, and many more.
Trainers are Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠, maintain registration or licensure in their discipline, are actively enrolled in a degree seeking, licensure program, or have post-graduate pre-licensure status and participate in continuing education on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠, trauma, or attachment.
SPI Trainers adhere to the ethics of their respective licensing or governing boards as well SPI’s policies for conduct.Christina Dickinson, CAC II, is a founding trainer of SPI, a certified addictions counselor in Colorado, certified in Hakomi Therapy and Focused Expressive Psychotherapy.Trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, Pia Mellody's model at The Meadows, and hospice, she teaches internationally on the subjects of trauma and addiction and maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.In a disembodied world at risk of losing its soul, there can be no more crucial task than reclaiming the sensual mystery of our bodily selves.Long recognized in indigenous cultures, the lived experience of the body is experiencing a renaissance within Western world views.Pat Ogden, Ph D, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.Brigitta Karelis, MA, LPC, holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University in addition to the German Diplom in Paedagogik, a study that combines psychology, social work, and lifelong learning.She has served on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s faculty since 1999, taught Sensorimotor Psychotherapy at Naropa University for 12 years, and has trained as a meditation instructor in the Shambhala and Buddhist traditions.Pat Ogden, and a faculty member at Naropa University.His doctoral thesis in clinical psychology focused on somatic relational therapy and he has special interests in meditation and cultural trauma. Minton was the resident psychotherapist at the Boulder County AIDS Project, and he trains internationally for SPI.