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PBSP Exercises: Adding an Experiential Component to Your Counseling Practice
March 17, 2023
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Free
4 CE Hours
Clinical, General
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Description

The speaker will introduce the Pesso Boyden Systems Psychomotor (PBSP) method through a series of short lectures and demonstrations of six PBSP exercises. These simple exercises will add an experiential component to any counseling session, giving clients new skills to process their behavior and emotions. The exercises often create curiosity in a client about their history and its impact on their lives.

PBSP exercises focus a client’s attention on unconscious emotional energies stored in the body, often as repetitive behaviors, impulses, and bodily sensations. The exercises are grounded in a deep understanding of how the body moves, how the body responds to the environment and what the body needs to feel safe. Everyone in the workshop will have an opportunity to participate in each one of the exercises.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the components of the arc of human development according to PBSP: 5 basic needs, five developmental tasks, and the formula for growth.
  2. Describe the three types of memory and how memory relates to Pesso’s concept of “See-Do.”
  3. Describe the three types of body movements, identify the part of the brain that controls each movement, and identify a PBSP exercise that highlights each type of movement.
  4. Describe three ways humans use touch to comfort themselves and connect with their environment.
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical
General

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting room opens
  • Workshop begins
  • Workshop ends
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Joanna Ware, LPC, LMFT, Certified PBSP Therapist

Joanna Ware, LPC, LMFT, Certified PBSP Therapist, has 16 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Ms. Ware specializes in PBSP (Pesso Boyden Systems Psychomotor), an experiential body psychotherapy.

Developed as a group modality, PBSP has been adapted for use in individual and couple work. PBSP suits clients with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, addiction, and adjustment disorders. Impressed by the healing potential of PBSP, Bessel Van Der Kolk highlighted the PBSP method in his latest book on trauma, the New York Times bestseller, The Body Keeps the Score.

Since 2014, Ms. Ware has trained extensively with Al Pesso and his certified trainers and is currently training to become a Certified PBSP Supervisor and Trainer. Since 2020, she has participated in a PBSP training team that sponsors a National PBSP three-year training program. Ms. Ware has co-led numerous PBSP exercise groups and continues to co-lead a monthly four-hour PBSP structure group.

Ms. Ware is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Alabama Counseling Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Alabama Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the United States Pesso Boyden Systems Psychomotor Association, and Chi Sigma Iota.

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