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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that by using modifications directly at the most basic sensorimotor level (rather than modifications at the conscious goal-oriented behavioral level) as a primary entry point in processing trauma, aims to resolve the limitations of behavior, thinking and feeling caused by trauma.

It was developed by Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Kekuni Minton, Ph.D.

Graduate credit for doctoral degree in Somatic Psychology or Clinical Psychology can be obtained at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute as part of their Professional Specialty Program by attending Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trainings.

Unresolved responses evoked in trauma involving both arousal and defensive responses are shown to contribute to many PTSD symptoms and to be critical elements in the use of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

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