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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Trauma and Memory: CEU Event for Mental Health Professionals

Peter Levine Peter Levine

Conscious, explicit, memory is only the proverbial tip of a very deep and mighty iceberg. It barely hints at the submerged strata of primal implicit experience that moves and motivates us in ways that the conscious mind can only begin to imagine.

But imagine we should, and understand we must, if we are to work effectively and wisely with trauma and its memory traces in both mind and body. Without a firm grasp of the multidimensional structure of traumatic memory, as it is stored in the brain and held in the body, therapists are often left floundering in the swamplands of ambiguity and uncertainty. Indeed, misconceptions about so called recovered memories have caused much unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and for their families, while also creating confusion and self-doubt for the therapists who treat them.

On March 11, 2016, Dr. Peter Levine, a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, will explore the significance of “lower level” (implicit) emotional and procedural (“body”) memory systems and their interweaving in the resolution and healing of trauma in presentation at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Participants will also examine “bottom-up” processing in supporting trust in clients’ discovery of their innate self-protective responses to threat, in weaving a coherent narrative, and in supporting a deeper connection with their Authentic Self.

Register Today

This event is free, but you must RSVP by March 7, 2016. To reserve your spot, contact Shannon Spollen at or 928-684-4048. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits or NBCC Clock Hours are available. About Peter A. Levine, PhD

Dr. Peter Levine holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (SE), a naturalistic body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and teaches it all over the globe. He is the founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment and was a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle. Dr. Levine is the author of Healing Trauma, Sexual Healing and the best-selling book, Waking the Tiger; he co-authored, with Maggie Kline, Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His newest book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, is a testament to his lifelong investigation into the connection between evolutionary biology, neuroscience, animal behavior, and more than 40 years of clinical experience in the healing of trauma.

He was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).

Continuing Education Information

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP to receive a continuing education certificate. 3.0 continuing education credits or NBCC clock hours are available; no partial credit will be given.

  • The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists.
  • The Meadows is an NBCCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider#5687.
  • This course has been approved by The Meadows, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 3.0 CE. NAADAC Provider #62791, The Meadows is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Course addresses Counseling Services from NAADAC Counselor Skill Group.
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