Dr. Elizabeth Wolfson, the chair of Antioch University Santa Barbara’s MA in Clinical Psychology program, has joined the Board of Directors of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Santa Barbara Chapter.
As Program Co-Chair, Dr. Wolfson will be involved in developing community education programs and events.
“I am delighted and honored to be a member of this Board, which plays such a significant role in the professional identity and life of our community’s practitioners,” Dr. Wolfson said. “I am particularly excited about opportunities for collaboration between SB CAMFT and Antioch University. One important component of this will be to support the professional evolution of MA Clinical Psychology students, many of whom are training to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.”
The MA in Clinical Psychology program provides students with a community-based, holistic approach to mental wellness and therapeutic practice. At the core of this degree is a strong emphasis on advocating for and creating positive individual and community change, particularly within the two optional concentrations in Healthy Aging and Latino Mental Health.
Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program presents “Healing Trauma Through the Body-Mind Connection” on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Hall on campus.
Wendy Elliott, MA, LPCC, SEP, BC-DMT, will lead the seminar, co-sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Santa Barbara chapter, which will focus on how to heal trauma through the body-mind connection.
Drawing from the emerging field of somatic psychology and interpersonal neurobiology, this workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of how awareness, body, breath, mindfulness, and movement are integrated in the therapy session.
Participants in the workshop will:
- Gain understanding in the fields of somatic psychology, somatic experiencing, dance-movement therapy, and mindfulness based psychotherapy.
- Understand the neurophysiology of emotions and behavior.
- Observe the connection between the nervous system, cognitive schemas, and emotional self-regulation.
- Summarize how the stress response and unresolved trauma influence emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and body.
- Learn to integrate awareness and movement techniques with other psychotherapy approaches.
Presenter Wendy Elliott is a licensed counselor, board certified dance movement therapist, and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is an adjunct faculty member at AUSB and also has a holistic psychotherapy practice in Ojai. She offers professional trainings that focus on how the mind-body connection may be supported within the psychotherapeutic context.
Space is limited so please click here to register. General admission to the seminar is $110. The cost for NASW and CAMFT members as well as AUSB alumni is $90, and the cost for current AUSB students is $60. The cost includes snacks and six Continuing Education Units. Please pay at the door by cash or check payable to NASW Santa Barbara.
Learn about future events in the AUSB-NASW Seminar Series.