The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group

  • February 21, 2019 - July 18, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group  

with Lynne Rosen, LCSW

Note: We plan to run this Consultation Group again once a new group forms. Please contact us if you wish to be on the waiting list.

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.  As a prerequisite, participants will have previously taken an Em-BODY-ing Conversations training (online or in person) or have experience as a practitioner already integrating Narrative with somatic therapies and /or EMDR.

We will focus on an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with Narrative Therapy both philosophically and practically. 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.

Through didactic presentation, experiential exercises and client tales, we will explore what becomes possible when we create different kinds of scaffolding using sensations, images, affect, and memories in non-discursive ways.

  • How do the following shape discernment in moving between different landscapes in our clinical work: Relational Constructionism, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Memory Theory, The Affective-Discursive Turn in Psychotherapy, Moral Imagination, and the Politics of Experience.
  • 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?

Group will meet monthly for 1.5 hours for six months with schedule to be determined. $390.  Registration will open as soon as a minimum of eight people commit to joining. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list. If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lynne 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).

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