Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 30 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • Online

    Because COVID has made it challenging to engage as a community, we thought we'd take it online!  

    Please click HERE to watch a brief introduction video from Jim Amundsen, President of USPBSPA followed by the full-length feature film titled “State of Mind” that was filmed in 2009 when Al Pesso was invited to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to work with trauma victims.  (You don't need to register to watch the film, just click on the above link to the introduction.)

    After the film, we hope you will share your impressions and thoughts with the community by posting to our Discussion Forum HERE.

    • 5 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • 6 Dec 2020
    • 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

    PBSP is a powerful, transformative theory and set of therapeutic practices.  Throughout his life Al Pesso continued to evolve the work that he and Diane Boyden Pesso created.  Al was increasingly clear that we must attend to what is happening in 'the mind's eye and the mind's body," a guiding principle as PBSP trainers have collaborated to adapt PBSP to online work.

    In this workshop we will address later developments of PBSP theory and practice: Key innovations such as reversals (not lingering in the problem), holes in roles (identifying clients who moved consciously or unconsciously to take care of their parents/people, shut down their own ability to take in, and become hyper-responsible, yet empty), making "movies" to heal holes-in-roles, placeholders (neutral objects used rather than negative figures), and how to create powerful antidotal experiences for clients in one-on-one online therapy and in online group therapy.  Pesso recognized people ofen project the principle of ideal or negative parent onto a spouse or boss.  We will teach his technique of moving principles from where they are projected to where they need to be.  We will demonstrate exercises that adapt well to online work and using video connection to enhance microtracking (witnessing affects and externalizing 'voices' - injunctions that create 'old maps.')  We will offer guidance and discussion on how to address, theoretically and practically, issues of racism, sexism, gender identity and sexual orientation from a PBSP perspective.

    Trainers will lead exercises and mini=structures.  We will demonstrate going from relaxed-reflex-stance information about body signals to body-based reparative structures.

    This workshop is designed for therapists who have had exposure to or training in PBSP and wish to learn later developments and brush up their skills.  If participants desire, we will provide follow-up skills training and supervision, and offer a master class supervising therapists' work = live and videotaped.  

    PS  If you have not used Zoom & have a laptop, we can teach this in advance.  It's not difficult.

    Please note: The dates of been changed to:

    December 5 & 6, 9 am to 1 pm, Eastern Time (10 am to 2 pm, Central time). 

    Cost: $400.  Six CE's for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors applied for through R. Cassidy (extra charge).

    To register, you can register online here, or send $150 deposit to Matt Fried, PhD., PO Box 63, NY, NY 12455 or VENMO or Chase QuickPay/Zelle to Mattf@aol.com 917-701-6054

    For more information, contact Gus Kaufman, PhD., GKaufmanjr@aol.com, 404-483-7457

Past events

24 Oct 2020 Three Year Training Program
15 Jun 2020 Memory Reconciliation in psychotherapy: PBSP Training
25 Apr 2020 <CANCELLED>PBSP: Creating new memories to transform the future. A dynamic therapeutic model for complex times.
14 Feb 2020 PBSP Training for Mental Health Professionals
31 Dec 2019 Three Year PBSP Training Program
9 Nov 2019 PBSP Structure / Teaching Group
11 Oct 2019 PBSP Training for mental health practitioners
26 Sep 2019 7th International PBSP Conference
10 Jun 2019 Embodied Memory Reconsolidation: PBSP Therapy Training
31 May 2019 PBSP Training for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Providers
17 May 2019 PBSP Training for Psychotherapists
27 Apr 2019 3rd Annual USPBSPA Conference - "Endlessly becoming: An experiential workshop for psychotherapists"
29 Mar 2019 Identifying & Treating trauma patterns using PBSP
8 Feb 2019 The Healing Power of Symbolic Memory: An Introduction to PBSP Theory & Practice
7 Feb 2019 PBSP Training for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Providers
25 Jan 2019 PBSP Training for psychotherapists
16 Nov 2018 Healing Attachment Wounds and Trauma: Experiential PBSP Training
26 Oct 2018 Ashevile Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Training
4 Jun 2018 Five Day PBSP Training
5 May 2018 The USPBSPA Presents: The 2nd PBSP National Conference: Healing Trauma & Attachment Wounds With PBSP
11 Nov 2017 Making New Memories
29 Oct 2017 The Healing Power of Symbolic Memory: an introduction to Psychomotor Therapy (PBSP)
20 Oct 2017 PBSP Training, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
16 Sep 2017 Experiential-Teaching Workshop on the Work of Albert Pesso (PBSP) and its Application to Ongoing Relational Therapy.

Questions? Email us at info@pbspamericaconnect.org


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