Training and Research in Somatic Psychology
Somatic Psychology (MA)
Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
The Center for Somatic Psychotherapy is a professional training facility for students at CIIS who are pursuing a somatic orientation in their therapeutic work. As a community service, the Center offers affordable psychotherapy based on an integral perspective.
Using didactic and experiential training sessions and group process exploration, the Center provides students with an opportunity to integrate a body-oriented psychotherapy approach with other therapeutic modalities.
Each student counselor works with a specified number of clients in individual, couple, family, or group counseling situations. Center outreach programs include work with homeless, school, and prison populations.
Students work at the Center for at least three consecutive semesters. Licensed counselors and psychotherapists from the professional community and Institute faculty provide supervision.
The Center for Somatic Psychotherapy is located in San Francisco at 1119 Market Street, Suite 300. Information about the Center can be found at www.somaticpsychotherapycenter.org.
Center for the Study of the Body in Psychotherapy
This research-oriented center develops conferences and research projects that look at aspects of therapy that have been undertheorized.
Current work includes studies in sexualities, multicultural approaches, and the development of attachment and relationship patterns.