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Wed, Aug 11


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Somatic Strategies with Trauma Survivors

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. & Charlene Dere, LMFT

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Somatic Strategies with Trauma Survivors
Somatic Strategies with Trauma Survivors

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. & Charlene Dere, LMFT

Training Description

When trauma occurs, the tension, anger, frustration, and other emotions. associated with it become trapped in one’s body and can show up in our body language, physical pain, digestive issues, depression, and anxiety to name a few. Somatic strategies aim to bring homeostasis back to one’s body. It's essential to address the relationship between one’s mind and body with their past, and yet so many strategies for foster youth have only addressed the mind. This training will teach providers somatic strategies to use with foster youth. These strategies have been shown to help at risk youth regulate their emotions and body, increase self-awareness, reduce stress, and increase physical health.

Learning Objective

  • Participants will be able to describe the impact trauma has on the autonomic nervous system.
  • Participants will be able to describe somatic strategies.
  • Participants will be describe the mind-body connection with foster youth.
  • Participants will be able to apply somatic strategies with foster youth.


9:00am-9:30am  Welcome and Introductions

9:30am-11:00am  Trauma and the autonomic nervous system

11:00am-11:15am  Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:15am-11:45am  Somatic strategies overview

11:45am-12:45pm  Somatic strategy applications

12:45pm-1:00pm  Q&A, closing

Meet Our Trainers

Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.

Charlene Dere is a LMFT with a certificate in Somatic Experiencing. She has worked for years in residential treatment with her most recent position as the Director of Group Services where she oversaw the day treatment program. Charlene currently has a private practice in Los Angeles where she specializes in working with trauma survivors.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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