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Webinar - The Body: A Wellspring of Healing
Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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The Body: A Wellspring of Healing
Presented by Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC

*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this virtual opportunity.
Details: August 10 (10:00am - 2:30pm, including a 30-minute lunch break)

Description: This workshop will provide the participant with the opportunity to learn the basic rationale for somatic psychotherapy. Participants will also build some tools for accessing their clients' own somatic resources for building tolerance through distress and adversity, increasing resilience, and fostering capacity for social engagement and participation in their own lives. Tools for learning will include lectures, video presentations, and experiential learning.    

Learning Objectives: Participants will...
  • Learn 3 reasons why incorporating somatic interventions into the therapeutic process expands the possibilities for healing 

  • Understand the concepts of autoregulation, co-regulation, and self-regulation 

  • Learn how to recognize various levels of activation and settling and how to titrate to prevent the client and the therapist from overwhelm and dysregulation in the therapeutic process 

  • Learn a Somatic Experiencing process for building coherence, processing unintegrated pieces of their own story and experiences while building their tolerance and resilience. 

  • Learn about and experience the benefit of therapeutic touch.  

Presenter InformationAnita Mandley, MS, LCPC is an Integrative Psychotherapist specializing in Complex and Developmental PTSD, Intergenerational and Cultural Trauma, Relational Wounds, Ancestral Wounds, and Interpersonal Violence. She works with clients who struggle with developing internal safety and safety in relationships and in the world. She works with those who have been marginalized and want to restore or acquire their capacity to be empowered, feel safely connected, have a sense of personal value and expand their capacity to heal any grief that burdens them. Anita works primarily with older adolescents and adults as Individuals or couples, as well as in groups. She has developed, along with Francine Kelley LCPC, a decolonized group healing model for Complex and Developmental PTSD. 

Anita holds a BA in Psychology from Spelman College and an MS in Counseling from National Louis University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. In addition, she has extensive training in trauma, Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Touch Skills for Trauma Healing. She is a certified practitioner of Transforming the Experience Based train as taught by Stechen Terrel, PhD. 

In her over 40 years in the field of mental health, Anita has worked in Substance Abuse, Community Mental Health, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and most recently at The Center for Contextual Change for over 20 years. 

This opportunity is available FREE of charge! Many thanks to our partners at the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for providing funding support. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website


About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 

Contact: [email protected]