Psychotherapeutic Touch - Introductory Workshop with Sabrina Santa Clara

  • Thu 26th May 2022, 7pm – 9pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
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What Are The Ethics Of Touch In Therapy And Why Should We Talk About It?

Are you a therapist who was trained to believe that touch between clinician and client was unethical? Do you touch clients, offer a hug or a hand of comfort, but feel like you have to keep that secret from other judging clinicians? Do you feel comfortable with the psychotherapeutic use of touch with your clients but still fear the possibility of litigation or crossing boundaries? Have you fully explored your own relationship to touch, and if so, are you confident that your own touch wounding is not impeding the therapeutic process?
Touch ethics in therapy can create many challenges for clinicians who simply want to provide the best care possible for their clients. For instance, you may not know how to refuse client-initiated touch without shaming the individual you’re working with. Or maybe you struggle to identify indications and contraindications for implementing touch with clients. Or it could be that you feel comfortable implementing touch into your practice, but you have no idea how to accurately document psychotherapeutic touch interventions.

Whether you just started your practice or have been practicing privately for years, it’s time to talk about the touch aversive stance of clinical culture. As mental health clinicians, we need to have a common language to adequately discuss physical contact and its place within the therapeutic container. My specialized training programs do just that.

What Are The Benefits Being Trained in Psychotherapeutic Touch?

While the importance of connective, attuned touch in both childhood and adulthood has been clinically validated, most educational programs have failed to provide adequate education on the ethics and clinical use of touch in therapy. The trainings I offer bridge that gap in awareness and education and will create an understanding that can help you provide better care for your clients.

This training program creates a container, a safe space in which to objectively explore touch in therapy without fear of judgment or persecution. Our work together is designed to help you understand the ethics of touch and to be comfortable discussing your boundaries and touch policy in therapy with clients in a manner that still maintains your therapeutic relationship.

This 2 hour workshop will provide you with an introduction to Psychotherapeutic Touch Training for Mental Health Professionals and will be followed by a 20 Hour Weekend Training Course in London on the 24-26 June 2022.



Sabrina Santa Clara

Sabrina Santa Clara is located in Boulder/Denver area of Colorado. While she is a licensed Counselor in both Colorado and Nevada, she works internationally as an educator, trauma-informed transpersonal coach and spiritual midwife. Sabrina has extensive experience working with the nonmedicinal Expanded States of Consciousness via embodied practices such as Authentic Movement, Japanese Butoh, breathwork, somatic meditation, Internal Family Systems, sound healing, chanting and other Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies. She has been helping clients integrate their Psychedelic experiences since 2018 and was certified in Psychedelic Integration Therapy through Fluence in 2021. Sabrina earned her masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement therapy from the Buddhist influenced Naropa University. She is an Advanced Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist and teaches this modality along with embodied meditation and Self Psychedelic Integration, an embodied, IFS-informed process for those seeking to integrate their psychedelic experiences. She is also the developer of Psychotherapeutic Touch and trains/certifies clinicians on the ethical use of touch in therapy. Sabrina is bicultural and bilingual (Spanish) and has an affinity for working with therapists, healers, coaches, and people who experience themselves as “outside the norm.”

You can find more information about Sabrina here.



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