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What is somatic psychotherapy?

Somatic Psychotherapists help people to deal with their concerns not only through talking but also by helping them to become deeply aware of their bodily sensations, movements, and behaviours. Through this awareness and deep connection with themselves, they are encouraged to make different choices that begin to create the change they seek in their wellbeing, their relationships and their mental states.

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2015 Conference Wrap Up

“What is Psychotherapy: Diversity and Commonality?” Friday May 15th to Sunday May 17th, 2015 Conference report The conference once again…

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Upcoming events

Sydney Continuing Professional Development
Melbourne Continuing Professional Development
2015 Annual General Meeting: Nov 21
Sydney Continuing Professional Development

Group Therapy – an experience of group followed by theory and reflection: Tim Johnson-Newell This evening is the last PD of ASPA, an association with an almost 30 year history. It is perhaps the very last time we…

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Melbourne Continuing Professional Development

Van der Kolk’s “Disorganised Children”: Ron Lee In this presentation Ron Lee will explore Van der Kolk’s claims that the “disorganised” infants of Main’s attachment theory are a result of developmental trauma that Terr calls “Type II trauma”…

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2015 Annual General Meeting: Nov 21

All members are invited to join us for the ASPA AGM in Melbourne Date: Saturday, November 21 2015 fro 10AM Venue: Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon, 66 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC Register: http://aspa2015agm.eventbrite.com.au/   Schedule: 10.00am – 3.15pm: Pre-AGM (includes lunch)…

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Testimonials

  • “…patients who receive psychodynamic therapy maintain therapeutic gains and appear to continue to improve after treatment ends.”

  • “The results suggest that BPT is a feasible treatment option for some of the patients with chronic depression who have not responded to any other available treatments, and that it may lead to significant improvements.”

  • “Therapy helped chronic patients with physical, psychological, sexual, psychiatric and existential problems to improve health, ability, and quality of life.”