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The Use of Touch in Psychotherapeutic Praxis Across Traditions


A USABP sponsored webinar on September 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM CDT

Join international experts as they discuss the various principles involved in touch in psychotherapy practice.

Kathy Kain and Aline LaPierre and will be our guests while USABP’s new President, Dr. Chris Walling moderates the panelists in what promises to be an in depth discussion of the various approaches and applications of touch in therapeutic praxis.

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Kathy Kain, M.A., has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery skills for over 35 years. She was a senior trainer for 12 years in the Somatic Psychotherapy training program based in Sydney, Australia, which helped develop her expertise in the integration of touch into the practice of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, as well as in somatic approaches to working with developmental and complex trauma.


Dr. Aline LaPierre is the coauthor of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship. She is the creator of NeuroAffective Touch™ and Director of The NeuroAffective Touch Institute.Dr. LaPierre was on the faculty of the Somatic Doctoral Program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute for 10 years. She has been actively involved in the field of somatic psychology and body psychotherapy for over 30 years and specializes in the integration of relational body-inclusive psychodynamic psychotherapy and energy approaches.


Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, SEP, C-IAYT, an award winning researcher and licensed clinical psychologist, has been an active leader in healthcare for nearly two decades. His work integrates the developmental, biological, and somatic aspects of the lifespan. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry.