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Education, Certifcations, & Trainings

Maine Social Work License: LCSW #LC15384

NPI:  #1073865606

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

    HIPAA Training

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.

    Trauma Foundations

        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

    Regulation: Foundations

        Dysregulation and Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk

        Supporting Regulation in Childhood: Margaret Blaustein

        Caregiving for the Caregiver/Vicarious Trauma: Margaret Balustein and

            Elizabeth Hopper

    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

    Enhancing Competency 

        The Role of Playfulness in Treating Early Childhood Trauma:

        Theater and Cooperative Games to Support Strengths: Joseph Spinazzola

    Future Directions

        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


Yoga Training

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.

Bodywork Training

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


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