Daniel Schiff PhD Somatic Psychotherapy Training
Daniel Schiff PhDSomatic Psychotherapy Training                

Studies in Somatic Psychology – Introductory Somatic Psychotherapy Training and Case Consultation Group

October 2022 through May 2023

Daniel Schiff PhD


2022-23 syllabus



October 12:  Somatic psychotherapy – overview and historical roots


October 26:  Somatic psychotherapy as represented by Contemporary Reichian                                      Therapy: Overview of the therapeutic process


November 16: The relationship between psyche and soma from an orgonomic                                           (bioenergetic)  functional perspective


November 30: Emotion: A somatic psychology perspective


December 14: Character and the somatic armor


December 21: The segmental arrangement of the somatic armor and the flow of                                       emotions



January 11:  Basic interventions in somatic psychotherapies – an overview.


January 25:  Promoting contact in experiential and somatic psychotherapies


February 8:  Working with awareness in therapy sessions


February 22:  Working with respiration in therapy sessions


March 15:  Working with vocalization in therapy sessions


March 29:  Working with movement in therapy sessions


April 5:  Working with imagery in therapy sessions


April 12:  Attachment and Somatic Psychotherapy


May 3:  Transference, countertransference and the use of self in therapy


May 24:  Putting it all together – somatic psychotherapy



Contact information

Daniel Schiff PH.D.

Portland, Oregon 

Phone: 503 290-4655

E-mail: dschiff@dschiffphd.com

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