Online Group Consultations
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Each group consultation is 3 hours long and costs $80 USD. All consultations take place from 12-3pm EST. To see what time this is in your local time zone, click here.
If a consult is full, it will not be available for purchase.
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change with Abi's schedule. Should a schedule change be made after you have registered, you will be given the opportunity to change to another date or provided with a refund.
Registration closes the day prior to the consult. We are unable to accept registrations after this time. Consultations are not recorded and must be attended live.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Special Online Group Consult:
Psychiatry and SE for Sleep Issues
This special group consult will be led by faculty member Abi Blakeslee, SEP, MFT, Ph.D and guest psychiatrist Jessica Sperber, SEP, MD.
This is an SE and psychiatry oriented consultation for SE students and SEPs focused on issues surrounding sleep. Dr. Blakeslee and Dr. Sperber will focus on how to treat sleep issues in relation to nervous system dysregulation and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
They will discuss how certain medications used to treat sleep disorders may affect the physiology and interact with what the SE practitioner is tracking. They will also cover the benefits and challenges of the use of certain sleep medications during SE treatment, and explore medications that support physiological resilience.
Date: Sunday, August, 11th
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern (NYC time, click here to convert to your time zone).
Location: online via online meeting platform Zoom (log-in details will be sent 1 week prior to the consultation)
Cost: $80 USD
Consultation credit: this consultation will count for 1 faculty consultation credit towards SEP requirements
NOTE: For confidentiality reasons, this consultation will not be recorded. Participants must attend online via Zoom during the actual consultation time.
All registrants may submit a case or question for consideration via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Dr. Sperber and Dr. Blakeslee will look over and consolidate information into themes and answer several general questions. Your case may be chosen out of the many that we receive. We will email you to let you know if you are chosen to present during this case consultation.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of interest we will not be able to cover every case or question. We look forward to your participation and presence.
Due to the complexity of organizing multiple participants, you will not be able to cancel or transfer to another session once you have paid. However, you are welcome to transfer your place to another colleague in the training that you know. This will be your responsibility to coordinate and they can reimburse you. If you arrange a transfer, please email the group coordinator at info [at] abiblakeslee [dot] com to with the date of the consultation affected and the name and email address of the individual who will be attending. The coordinator will then send the consultation details to the new attendee.
After your purchase
You will receive all the details for accessing the group consultation you are registered for via email the Sunday before that specific consultation or, should you register after that Sunday, the day you register. If you do not receive it, first check your spam/junk folder. If it is not there, please email info[at]abiblakeslee[dot]com or complete the contact form on the website.
Should you not receive the log-in details, it is your responsibility to let us know via email. We cannot make up missed consultations unless we hear from you in a timely manner before the consultation begins.
Signing session logs
Each group consultation with me counts as one credit hour of case consultation with an Institute faculty member towards your SEP certificate requirements. Following your group consultation, you will receive a follow-up email confirming your attendance at the group consultation.
This email can be submitted to SETI with your other log sheet requirements for completion of the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner criteria.
What to expect
SE Consultation is a necessary and enriching aspect of your SE training. It will allow time for you to ask personalized questions as well as help you integrate SE work into your specific practice.
I am always willing to explore topics that would be most supportive of your learning. For example, you may have general conceptual questions about the SE curriculum and how it appears in your practice, want to present an individual case, or discuss issues related to somatic resonance and somatic countertransference that would be useful to explore.
You will be asked to share a brief (and confidential) description of your client and his, her, or their background (around 5-10 minutes depending on the complexity of their history and presentation). If you have been through the intermediate training think about what “categories” of trauma they might fit into.
Also, let me know what SE interventions you have tried and what the outcome was. I may ask you to share what kinds of bodily sensations or other elements of SIBAM you have been tracking while working with them.
Some question we might explore together:
What kinds of bodily sensations or other elements of SIBAM you have been tracking?
At baseline where is your client’s nervous system?
Are they regulated, sympathetically charged, or shut down?
Do they exhibit fight, fight, and freeze in their bodies?
How do they describe their physiological state?
How do you perceive their physiological states in their bodies?
Have you been able to facilitate pendulation?
How have you used SE with them successfully?
Where and how do they continue to be dysregulated?
I would like to co-create goals with you. For example, some goals that many SE students have are: creating a better clinical gestalt of SE, learning how to apply general SE concepts to specific cases, and the movement toward the “art” of the work that seamlessly begins to blend with your professional field.