Education, Certifcations, & Trainings
Maine Social Work License: LCSW #LC15384
Maine Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification #CAC6502
Maine Licensed Massage Therapist #3864
Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist and Bodywork (NCBTMB) #576091-09
Yoga Alliance Member #310604
Somatic Experiencing Beginning III, 5/14/2021 - 5/17/2021, 21.5 CEUs, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, 5/10/21 - ongoing, The Gottman Institute.
Being with Dying, 4/30/2021 - 5/2/21, 15 hours, Upaya Institute and Zen Center.
Touch Skills for Trauma Therapists, 4/9/2021 - 4/11/2021, 16 hours, Kathy Kain/Somatic Practice.
Somatic Experiencing Beginning II, 1/29/2021 - 2/1/2021, 21.5 CEUs, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Somatic Experiencing Beginning I, 10/2/2020-10/5/2020, 21.5 CEUs, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Beginning the Journey of Nonviolent Communication and Empathy, 9/14/20 - 9/17/20, 12 hours, Peggy Smith.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, 5/7/20 and 5/8/20, 12 CEUs, Beck Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 12 CEUs.
Psychological First Aid for Providers, April 6, 2020, 3 hours, Maine National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine.
Domestic Abuse, 1/24/20 and 1/31/20, 12 CEUs, Maine Coalition to End Domestic
Violence/Through These Doors.
Module I - Foundations
Module II - Addressing the Lasting Impact
Module III - Intervention Strategies
Module IV - Trauma-Informed & Culturally Competent Responses
Introduction to Bioenergetic Analysis, 8/8/19, 1.5 CEUs, David Jordan.
Impact Self-Defense, 5/5/19, 4 hours, Impact Boston and Prevention.Action.Change.
Healing Through Empowerment, 1/16/19 - 3/13/19, 14 hours, Clara Porter/Prevention.Action.Change.
Active Bystander Intervention Training, 1/13/19, 2.5 hours, Clara Porter/Prevention.Action.Change.
Ethics & the Law, 11/16/18, 7.5 CEUs, Jeri Stevens and Steven Johnson/Health Affiliates Maine.
Movement for Trauma I, 11/3/18 - 11/4/18, 12 CEUs, Jane Clapp.
Introduction to DBT Skills, 9/24/18 - 9/25/18, 12 CEUs, Debbie Papps and Monika Moroz-Bourque/Health Affiliates Maine.
Ethics & the Law, 11/16/18, 6 CEUs, Steven L. Johnson and Jeri W. Stevens/Health Affiliates Maine.
Embodied Attachment: Practical Ways to Shift Attachment Patterns, 10/12/18, 8 CEUs, Deirdre Fay.
Making Pain Management Less Painful: Non-Opioid Psychotropic Medications in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, 8/22/18, 1 CEU, Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine.
Health Affiliates Maine Seventh Annual Consortium, 5/4/18, 5 CEUs, Health Affiliates Maine.
IFS Embodied: Understanding & Interacting with Internal Family Systems “Parts”
Trafficking from a Survivor’s Perspective
Homicide, Suicide, & Personal Safety
Transitioning Back to Care for People in Substance Use Recovery, 3/23/18, 2.5 CEUs, Jonathan C. Fellers/Health Affiliates Maine.
Skills for Psychological Recovery, 3/22/18, 7.5 CEUs, Maine Center for Disease Control.
Best Practices and Affirming Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) People, 2/9/18, 6 CEUs, Franklin Brooks and Alex Roan/Health Affiliates Maine.
Ethical Considerations in the Clinical Response to Violence and Abuse, 12/8/17, 6 CEUs, Julia Colpitts/Health Affiliates Maine.
Suicide Assessment for Clinicians, 12/5/17, 6 CEUs, Greg Marley/National Alliance on Mental Health/Maine.
Officer Wellness: Clinical Core Training, 11/10/17- 11/12/17, 14 CEUs, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Maine.
End of Life Doula Certificate Program, 9/18/17 - 11/10/17, 8 CEUs, 80 hours, The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education.
Embodied Boundaries, 9/14/17, 2 CEUs, Jane Clapp.
Developing Expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, 9/7/17, 5 CEUs, Gregg D. Jacobs/Health Affiliates Maine.
Health Affiliates Maine Sixth Annual Consortium, 5/19/17, 3 CEUs, Health Affiliates Maine.
Opioid Use Disorder:Understanding the Epidemic and Learning How to Help
Managing Our Responses to Controversial Topics in Our Work
Bold Moves: Enhancing Your Practice with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, 3/17/17, 6 CEUs, Joel Guarna, Health Affiliates Maine.
Contemplative Care Retreat: Exploring Fearlessness in Caring Relationships, 10/20/16-10/23/16, 20 CEUs, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
Challenging the Paradigm: New Understandings of Grief and Sudden Traumatic Loss, 9/14/16, 5.75 CEUs, Kenneth J. Doka/The Fortin Group.
Foundations in Contemplative Care, 9/9/16 - 5/6/17, 120 CEUs, 100 hours of Volunteer Caregiving, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
Hospice Approach to Living with Dying, Volunteer Education and Training Course, 9/8/16-11/10/16, 27 hours, CHANS Hospice & Volunteers Center for Grief & Loss.
The Rhythm of Regulation:Building Safety from a Polyvagal Perspective, 11/13/14 - 11/14/14, 13 CEUs, Deb Dana/Health Affiliates Maine.
What Role Does Community Play in Transforming the Lives of Those Consumed by Addiction? 9/22/15, 7 CEUs, Gabor Mate.
Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy, 9/13/15 - 5/24/16, 120 hours, 60 CEUs.
Paul Fulton, Director
Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan, guides in Insight Meditation
Buddhism, Andrew Olendzki
Mindful Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff and Chris Germer
Self-compassion, Chris Germer
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Zindel Segal
How to Change a Habit for Good: Pay Attention, Jed Brewer
Bringing Mindfulness into Psychotherapy, Ron Siegel
Mindful Eating, Alice Rosen
Internal Family Systems, Jack Engler
Compassion Focused Therapy, Dennis Tirch
Cultivating Compassion, John Makransky
Insight Dialogue, Jan Surrey
Journaling for Lovingkindness, Precepts, Stephanie Morgan
The Self, Paul Fulton
Buddhism and Personality, Paul Fulton
Trauma, John Briere
Mindfulness in the Body, Liz Roemer
Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies for Anxiety, Liz Roemer
The Science of Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff
Mindfulness and Children, Susan Kaiser Greenland
Addiction Treatment, Zev Schuman-Olivier
The Neuroscience of Meditation, Sara Lazar
Treating Psychophysiological Disorders, Ron Siegel
Psychotherapy as Relational Mindfulness Practice, Jan Surrey
The Self-Constructed & Deconstructed, Paul Fulton
What is Englightenment, Self & Ego, Jack Engler
Contemplative Approaches to Living and Dying, Robert Chodo Campbell & Koshin Paley Ellison
Traumatic Silence and Shame: In the Victim, Perpetrator, Bystander Triangle, 3/22/15, 3.5 hours, Anne Hallward/New England Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
Fundamental of Complex Trauma and Dissociation: What Every Clinician Needs to Know, 3/14/15, 6 CEUs, James Chu/New England Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
Connectedness as a Biological Imperative: Understanding Trauma Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory, 12/6/14, 3.5 CEUs, Stephen Porges/New England Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
Ethics, Law, & Substance Abuse, 10/30/14, 5.5 CEUs, Stephen R. Andrew/Health Education & Training Institute.
How Trauma Shows Up in the Body, 10/18/14, 5.5 CEUs, Elizabeth S. Bowman/New England Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
Ethical Issues Related to Social Workers’ Use of Social Media and Online Services, 9/28/14, 2 CEUs, National Association of Social Work.
Social Work Leadership in Law and Ethics, 9/28/14, 1.5 CEUs, National Association of Social Work.
Understanding Malpractice Risk: The Social Worker’s Role, 9/27/14, 1.5 CEUs, National Association of Social Work.
Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies, 9/15/14 - 5/18/15, 79 CEUs, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.
Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma: Margaret Blaustein and Elizabeth Hopper
The Attachment System: Hilary Hodgdon
Trauma, the Brain, & Biology: Bessel van der Kolk
The Role of Race, Class, and Context: Deborah Fauntleory
Culture and Trauma:Marta Casas
Attachment and Relational Engagement
Supporting Adult Connection and Relationship: Fran Grossman
Timing and Pacing of Phase Oriented Treatment: Joseph Spinazzola
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth: Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Engaging Families and Supporting Caregiver Capacities: Margaret Blaustein
Emotional Abuse and Neglect: Hilary Hodgdon
Dysregulation and Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk
Supporting Regulation in Childhood: Margaret Blaustein
Caregiving for the Caregiver/Vicarious Trauma: Margaret Balustein and
Regulation: Engaging the Body
Trauma Processing: Nonverbal/Expressive Strategies: Erika Lally
Yoga and the Traumatized Body: David Emerson
Adult Regulation:Sensorimotor Approaches: Anne Westcott
Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART): Elizabeth Warner
Sand Play Therapy: Robert Aikin
Treatment and Dissociation: Fran Grossman
Parts Work: Fran Grossman
Internal Family Systems: Frank Guastella Anderson
Trauma Experience Integration
Trauma Experience Integration: Joseph Spinazzola
Use of EMDR in Trauma Processing: Deborah Korn
Narrative Therapy: Jodie Wigren
Trauma Processing and the Nature of Traumatic Memory: Bessel van der Kolk
The Role of Playfulness in Treating Early Childhood Trauma:
Theater and Cooperative Games to Support Strengths: Joseph Spinazzola
Future Directions: Bessel van der Kolk
Terminations in Trauma Treatment: Margaret Blaustein and Elizabeth Hopper
DSM-5: What You Need to Know About the Changes from DSM-IV, 6/18/14, 3 CEUs, Marie Pedersen/Sweetser.
25th Annual International Trauma Conference, Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment, and Therapeutic Interventions, 5/29/14- 5/31/19, 21 CEUs, The Trauma Center/Justice Resource Institute.
Understanding and Treating Individuals with Acquired Brain Disorders, 5/9/14, 3 CEUs, National Association of Social Work, Maine Chapter.
Psychosocial Assessment: Its Role in Treatment Planning, 1/20/14, 6 CEUs, National Association of Social Work, Maine Chapter.
Maine Wabankai State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion, 11/15/12, 2.5 CEUs, University of Southern Maine.
Paging God:Religion in the Halls of Medicine, 11/7/12, 3 CEUs, Maine Medical Center
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 10/1/12, 10 CEUs, Jessica L. Griffin/Medical University of South Carolina.
Master of Social Work, Double micro and macro focus, University of New England.
Clinical Pastoral Education Summer Intensive, Resident Chaplain, 1 Unit, 5/25/11 - 8/10/11, 400 hours (300 hours direct patient care in Recovery Center, Emergency Department, and Hospice Service, and 100 hours educational activities), Mercy Hospital.
Trauma and Archetypal Attachment: Ethical Considerations, 11/19/10, 6 CEUs, University of Southern Maine.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 11/17/10 - 11/18/10, 12 CEUs, Nancy Hathaway.
Innovative Health Care Modes for Chronic Health Conditions, 4/1/10, 5 CEUs, University of New England.
Organizational Transformation: Changing Social Work Practice with LGBTQI People, 3/5/10, 6 CEUs, University of New England.
The MANDT System
Relational Student Workshop, 11/12/09
Building Healthy Communication Skills, 11/12/09
Building Healthy Conflict Resolution, 11/13/09
Trauma Informed Services, 11/13/09
Medical Risk Factors, 11/13/09
Assisting and Supporting Skills, 11/13/09
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Annual Conference, 4/10/2021 - 4/11/2021, 10 hours, Justice Resource Institute.
Certificate Program in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitation; 9/17/19 - 6/30/20, 300 hours, The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute. Primary instructors: Lisa Boldin, Jenn Turner, Dave Emerson, and a cohort of world-wide teachers.
Certification Program in Yoga Teaching, 11/13 - 4/19, Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts
Cultivating Intuitive Presence, Boundaries, and Ethics - 20 hours, 4/19, Shelbi Miles and Emily Gretz
Pranakriya Approach to Yin Yoga - 20 hours, 3/19, Amanda Trevelino
A Journey into the Chakras, Grantees, and Nadis - 20 hours, 12/18, Yoganand Michael Carroll
Asanas for Meditative Posture - 20 hours, 10/18, Krissy Dopson
Asanas for Gentle Yoga - 19 hours, 1/18, Jacci Gruninger
Holding Space - 20 hours, 12/17, William Hufschmidt
Teaching Restorative Yoga - 20 hours, 4/17, Shelbi Miles
Meditation: Theory and Teaching - 34 hours, 11/16, Yoganand Michael Carroll
Advanced Skills for Hands-On Assisting and Manipulations - 34 hours, 8/15, William Hufschmidt
Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga - 35 hours, 5/14, Marlysa Sullivan
Understanding the Bhagavad Gita - 30 hours, 3/14, Yoganand Michael Carroll
Teaching Advanced Pranayama - 30 hours, 11/13, William Hufschmidt
Certification Program in Yoga Teaching, 8/12 - 4/13, 200 hours, William Hufschmidt/Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts
Yin Yoga Workshop, 12/14/19, 3 hours, Josh Summers/Freeport Yoga Company.
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Experiential Training, 6/11/18 - 6/12/18, 12 hours, Jenn Turner/TCTSY.
Uncover Your Innate Strength: Feldenkrais Workshop, 5/26/18, 2 hours, Angela Alston/Dallas Feldenkrais.
At Your Core: Unlocking the Psoas, 2/10/18, 2 hours, Skye Adams.
Navigating the Nervous System from a Polyvagal Perspective, 10/31/15, 4 hours, Deb Dana/Wicked Good Yoga.
BodyReading 101, 12/26/2020, 2 hours, Tom Myers/Anatomy Trains.
An Introduction to Massage in Hospice Care, 10/19, 16 CEUs, Irene Smith
Deep Tissue Massage II & III, 4/18, 24 CEUs, Zachary Fields
Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function, 10/17, 21 CEUs, Meredith Stephens/Anatomy Trains
Moving Into, Through, and Beyond Trauma - 8/17, 21 CEUs, Tom Myers/Anatomy Trains
Deep Massage I, 10/15, 20 CEUs, David Lauterstein
Shiatsu Element Course - Earth, 3/13, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Shiatsu Element Course - Metal, 1/13, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Shiatsu Element Course - Wood, 12/12, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Shiatsu Element Course - Secondary Fire, 11/12, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Shiatsu Element Course - Water, 10/12, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Shiatsu Element Course - Primary Fire, 9/12, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Introduction to Shiatsu , 7/12, 8 CEUs, Andrew Jurdan
Caring for Clients with Cancer Advanced Seminar, 7/10, 8 CEUs, Tracy Walton
Caring for Clients with Cancer, 7/10, 24 CEUs, Tracy Walton
Barefoot Basics, 6/09, 25 CEUs, June, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
Anterior and Side-Lying, 6/09, 8 CEUs, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
DeepFeet Two, 6/09, 16 CEUs, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
The Fusion Blend, 6/09, 8 CEUs, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
Massage Therapy, 9/07 - 7/08, specializing in Swedish Massage (606 hours) and Shiatsu (156 hours), Downeast School of Massage.
Pre-med studies, 1/95 - 8/99, 59 credit hours, University of Southern Maine