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Guest: Pat Ogden, PhD (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy)

Today on the podcast, we welcomed Pat Ogden, PhD, a pioneer in somatic psychology, is the Founder and Education Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.


Dr. Ogden is an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress and attachment disturbances.  Her Institute, based in Colorado, has 19 certified trainers who conduct Sensorimotor Psychotherapy trainings of over 400 hours for mental health professionals throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The Institute has certified hundreds of psychotherapists throughout the world in this method.  She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University (1985-2005), a clinician, consultant, and sought after international lecturer.

Dr. Ogden is the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) , both published in the Interpersonal Neurobiology Series of W. W. Norton. She is currently working on a third book Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Families with Dr. Bonnie Goldstein. 

Her current interests include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for groups, couples, children, adolescents, families; Embedded Relational Mindfulness, culture and diversity, challenging clients, the relational nature of shame, presence, consciousness and the philosophical/spiritual principles that guide Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

You can learn more about Sensorimotor Psychotherapy on her website HERE.

Guest: Lynne Harris, LPC

We interviewed Lynne Harris, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Georgia and Florida in private practice. She has worked in the mental health field since 2000, and in health care for over 15 years.

Her post graduate specialty training includes:

  • Advanced Trauma Training from the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education - 2007

  • Somatic Imagery and Ego State Psychotherapy from the Center for Healing and Imagery - 2009

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Level I and II) - 2009

  • EMDR Level I and II  - EMDR of Greater Washington - 2010

  • Level I Sensorimotor training/Training for the Treatment of Trauma - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - 2010

  • Level II Sensorimotor training/Attachment, Development and Trauma - SPI - 2013

Her clinical experience includes a wide range of settings and populations. She has experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Prior to private practice, she worked for 10 years within the Inova Health System, including as an Outpatient Family Therapist at The Kellar Center, an adolescent treatment facility, and as an Addiction Counselor at Inova Addiction Treatment Program (formerly CATS) where she was involved in treatment at different levels of care – detox, day treatment, outpatient and residential. She has extensive experience conducting assessments and leading group therapy.  Earlier in her career, she held positions in psychiatric hospital and school settings. 

In addition to clinical work with clients, she enjoys doing clinical supervision. While at Inova, she provided supervision for interns seeking their graduate degrees, and currently supervise graduate level Master's candidates in their practicum work.

Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked in health care management, and earlier in international relations with a focus on former Soviet countries. She is also an artist.

Her education includes:

Marymount University, Falls Church, VA -   M.A. Counseling Psychology
George Washington University, Washington, DC - Graduate Certificate Art Therapy
Columbia University, New York, NY - M.P.H. Health Policy and Management
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC - M.A. International Relations
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA - B.A. Cum laude

Her professional affiliations include:

American Psychological Association - Division 56 Trauma Psychology
EMDR International Association
American Counseling Association
American Art Therapy Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
Georgia Licensed Professional Counselors

You can see her website HERE, as well as the website for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy HERE.