Trauma and the Separated Self

Isabella Scapini-Burrell, LCSW-C, LCSW-R, and Michael P. Burrell

Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Trauma and the Separated Self

This course will address two distinct issues related to trauma using the CHIme movement technique to integrate psycho/soma (mind/body) experiences, with some focus on intergenerational transmission of trauma. Part One includes collaborative work with two practitioners, a female psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a male health/movement consultant, working with an adult male survivor of childhood sexual abuse. The psychotherapeutic process and the movement process are explored, as they unfold over time with regard to transference, split transference, boundaries, somatization of body trauma, dissociation from the body and the mind, and consequent realignment with the self as an integrated whole. Part Two will explore the intergenerational transmission of trauma in the African American community.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify two somatic symptoms—characteristic of childhood sexual abuse survivors—which affect a client’s ability to work verbally in psychotherapy.
  • Describe two ways CHIme movement technique helps the integration of psycho/soma (mind/body) experience.
  • Identify two ethical issues that the two practitioners cooperating on a case encounter.
  • Identify one example of intergenerational transmission of trauma, which has affected African Americans’ response to medical and psychological treatment.

Isabella Scapini-Burrell, LCSW-C, LCSW-R, is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist in private practice in Annapolis, MD. She sees children, adults, couples and families, with a particular interest in researching and understanding how individual and family trauma has affected the person’s psycho/soma development and identity. She has done in-depth work with clients affected by PTDS, childhood sexual abuse, eating disorders, children on the autism spectrum, parenting special needs children, postpartum depression, thought disorders, and couple and family issues.

Michael P. Burrell has come to the helping profession after many years of working in the corporate world helping professionals make business decisions with regard to the technology needs and guiding executives in making decisions that aligned with their purpose and mission. He has studied martial arts, medical qi gong, Eastern and Western philosophy, and Chinese energetic medicine. He has also studied extensively with intuitive masters and has developed CHIme technique, a verbal and movement technique that supports people in the integration of the body and the mind as a continuous and ever-changing whole.

Isabella Scapini-Burrell, LCSW-C, LCSW-R, and Michael P. Burrell are the founders of Renewed Pathways, a Psychotherapy and Movement practice in Annapolis, MD. They collaborate in providing clinical, supervisory, and consulting services

Date & Time: Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar. Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
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 Fee if Registration Completed: by 04/11/21 after 04/11/21
TPI Members $75 $100
Nonmembers $95 $120
Prelicensed Students/Associates $55 $80

CE: 3 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

Registration Ends: 
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm
$10 fee