Upcoming Training For Experiential Group

Expand Your Transforming Touch® Skills AND ​Personal Healing

The Experiential Group (EG) is an interactive experience-based group process where didactic learning and hands-on experience come together.  This group is for practitioners who work with shock and/or developmental trauma and would like to expand their touch skills and knowledge or begin to integrate touch into their practices.

Preference is given to those who have completed Somatic Resilience and Regulation, Transforming the Experience-Based Brain, or Touch Skills Training. Others are approved on an individual basis.

EG is based on The Fishbowl learning experience.  This process allows participants to observe and learn about touch techniques and to experience their effectiveness.  During the experience, Terrell presents a short lesson at the beginning and uses opportunities to teach throughout the experiential. Following the lesson, each participant has the experience of being a client and clinician with the supervision/input of Terrell. This type of experience allows space for the participant to expand their own working knowledge of somatic touch along with their own healing experience.

The observers will be encouraged at the end of the practice session to discuss their observations and to share their own feelings that may have been triggered or questions they may have concerning the witnessed experience.

Increasing participant capacity through regulation is the primary goal of EG. “You can only take people (clients) as far as you yourself have gone.” Richard Rohr.

  • Participants will have hands-on experience with a fellow participant as a therapist.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to be a client.
  • Groups are kept confidential as far as sharing other participants narratives or personal information as much as groups are able to confidential.
  • A facilitator will offer support for the therapist to expand their clinical skills of using touch as a therapeutic intervention.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to share ways the group utilizes touch in their professional practices.
  • Participants will own a personal process and you will gain a greater understanding of Developmental Trauma and how your early experiences influence your work and life today.
  • By participating as a client, you will have the opportunity to do a piece of your own developmental work.
  • Increased therapist capacity equals higher levels of healing for clients.
  • We use one table in a fish bowl style of learning.
  • Other participants discuss the session and offer feedback along with facilitator.
  • A facilitator will actively support the client and therapist during the experiential session.
  • Participation as a client is optional.
  • This is a highly intensive experience and most participants choose to attend future groups.
  • Class size is limited to 10 participants.
  • Fees for Experiential Group:  $600 USD. CEU's are an additional $40.00 if desired.

Prerequisites

Thank you for considering joining this Experiential Group. It is open to anyone who works with trauma and would like to consider adding Transforming Touch® to their practice. This includes all graduates/students of Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Resilience and Regulation, Kain's Touch Skills, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Social Workers, Massage Therapists, and Body Workers. Please email me (steve@austinattach.com) if you have questions regarding the group or your qualifications to attend.  This group serves as a dual purpose, you learn more about trauma and touch and you have an opportunity to do some of your own work around trauma.

What Our Students Say

“You aren't so much a teacher as a facilitator of learning. You open and provide an experiential space wherein learning and growth can happen. It is a difference between the "top down" teacher approach, and the" we are all on the same plane and open to the possibility of experience" facilitator approach. You said yourself that you are in clinician mode as you are overseeing each practice session, and therefore it is challenging to return to left brain thinking to answer questions...a perfect demonstration of the fact that you are using your clinical skills to support us in our learning.... we each change in relation to the experience and what we are ready to take in at that time. In any case, we are all grateful, I am grateful, for the way in which you do that. “

- Samantha

"There is a big difference between knowing skills and using them effectively. Because of the Experiential Groups, I feel confident in my ability to use somatic and touch skills with my clients. I have also learned how to read and respond to the nuances of attunement in the therapeutic relationship. Steve is masterful in his guidance of each clinician and fosters an environment of mutual learning and safety. These groups are a unique and wonderful opportunity for the healing of self and others. I recommend them to ALL my colleagues! "

- Ellen K.

​"Steve’s experiential group has provided me with an incredible opportunity to understand and work with developmental trauma in an intimate and supportive environment. My skill as a therapist has grown immeasurably from these weekend groups. I have newly found confidence in my ability to encourage and support change in my clients. I cannot recommend these groups highly enough!"

- Terry

Register For Training

Pick one of the upcoming EG trainings below to register and view details. Please choose a location filter if you're looking for an EG training in a specific location.

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Durham, NC

Group 1:
August 16-17, 2019
Group 2:
August 18-19, 2019

Wheaton, IL (Chicago)

Group 1:
September 27-28, 2019
Group 2:
September 29-30, 2019

Richmond, CA (Bay Area)

Dates:
November 15-16, 2019

Seattle, WA

Group 1:
December 13-14, 2019
Group 2:
December 15-16, 2019

New York City, NY

Dates:
November 8-9, 2019

Bozeman, MT

Group 1:
Pending
Group 2:
Pending

Atlanta, GA

Group 1:
Pending
Group 2:
Pending

Portland, OR

Group 1:
Pending
Group 2:
Pending

Registration is open first to alumni students and then opens for new students. Alumni students have priority on admission to Experiential Group. New students are admitted either by direct admission or through our waiting list (It is possible that space may become available, so you may join our waiting list, and we will contact you to complete your registration.)  Please click the button below to send an email to Heather with your interest in joining which group.

Continuing Education Credits:

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 12 CE hours.
Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (12) clock hours.
Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 12 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (12) clock hours, #RCST110701
Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (12) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (12) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (12) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for ( ) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 12 CE hours. Provider #151
Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (12) contact hours
Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA Provider approved by CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for (12) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (12) hours general hours). Expires 3/31/2018.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.
Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (12) CE Hours.
Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (12) contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.