- February 21, 2019 - July 18, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group
with Lynne Rosen, LCSW
The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is limited to 12 mental health workers or educators who have had experience with either EMDR or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. Some registrants will have participated in the 2017 Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group. Experienced practitioners can sign up for this consultation group while concurrently taking the Em-BODY-ing Conversations Training Group. The focus is on an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with Narrative Therapy both philosophically and practically.
Through didactic material and sharing tales of our work with those who consult us, we will explore what becomes possible when we create different kinds of scaffolding using sensations, images/visual metaphors and memories in non-discursive ways. How do we engage other relational stories, told by the habits and expressions of the body? How do Narrative Therapy practices influence how we use other modalities? What keeps us connected to curiosity, invitation, transparency, and client authorship, while resisting taking up expert ways of knowing? When the language of sensations, images, poetic imagination, and memories are engaged in this way, people—with child-like creativity—connect with real and imagined allies, responsibility for abuse is assigned where it belongs, and preferred solutions and subjugated knowledges emerge. This embodied experience of “aliveness” and authorial agency restores a sense of dignity, and creates new possibilities for relating.
For six months, the group will meet on the third Thursday of the month for 90 minutes. Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm New York time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected].
Lynne V. Rosen, LCSW (Los Angeles, California) has been engaged in therapeutic work for over 25 years in medical, residential, inpatient, community and private practice settings. She found her therapeutic and philosophical home in the early 90’s when she traveled to New York to hear Michael White and David Epston. Most recently, she has focused her attention on integrating Narrative Therapy with EMDR, Somatic Therapies and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with clients who are living with the effects of Trauma, Eating Problems and other difficulties that compromise relational well-being. Her favorite proverb is an African one: “Until lions have historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter.” Lynne has had a long-standing interest in bringing forward lions’ tales, stories and experiences at the margins, where there is wisdom and knowledge that can transport us all. She continues to feel passionate about teaching, supervising and public conversation work and for many years, she had the privilege of working as Core Faculty and Director of the Postmodern Therapy Training Program at PGI and Co-Founder of WPLA (Women’s Project Los Angeles).