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Continuing Education

Somatic and Mindfulness-Based Trauma Treatment

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PST March 7 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Graduate School, South Chapel

Lewis & Clark Graduate Graduate School, South Chapel

This workshop will explore trauma treatment using a variety of mindfulness-based approaches in trauma informed, client-centered therapy⁠—with an emphasis on understanding trauma and the nervous system, relationships and beliefs.

Rooted in years of practice and research in trauma treatment, this training incorporates the latest best practices in trauma-informed care, and is influenced by the theoretical frameworks of Polyvagal theory, yoga and mindfulness. Content is inclusion-oriented and designed to cultivate empowerment and individualized treatment planning. 

The workshop⁠ will unfold as a collaboration in which attendees will be given ample opportunities to contemplate, role play, and dive deeper into the human relational experience of trauma and trauma-informed care. Content will be applicable to various treatment modalities, and attendees will utilize real case examples to contextualize the training.

We will examine trauma’s effects on the body, mind and belief systems, and experience/understand the healing powers of systemic co-regulation and present mindful connection.

Following this training, attendees will understand:

  • How a trauma-informed approach can complement therapeutic work.
  • The relational aspects of interpersonal neurobiology through a Polyvagal theoretical lens.
  • How basic mindfulness tasks, skills ,and interventions can help to keep both client and clinician present, non-judging and inclusion-oriented to steer clear of oppressive treatment goals that may perpetuate trauma cycle.
  • The multi-layered and diverse options to treating trauma through interactive, collaborative discussions, role plays and activities.

Course Details & Registration

Date & Time: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Instructor: Julianna Vermeys, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Noncredit: $125 before 2/13, $150 after, includes 6 CEUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. 

Students: $50

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  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Instructor
Julianna Vermeys, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC has been studying the healing practice of cultivating a relationship between the mind and body for two decades. She is a licensed mental health therapist and approved clinical supervisor, and yoga instructor. She provides therapy through Heartwood Therapy and Supervision, LLC, her private practice in NE Portland, OR. Julianna treats complex trauma, singular event PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety and depression using a masterful blend of treatment modalities in best practices in counseling, yoga, mindfulness and meditation. She also provides clinical supervision to OBLPCT registered interns. In addition to her private practice, she is an adjunct professor at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.