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Understanding Embodied Research – Nov 2014

Given by Somatic Experiencing Research Coalition Chair, Michael Changaris, PsyD and USABP Research Chair, Jennifer Tantia, PhD, this webinar is an introduction to understanding the unique nuances of embodied research with some helpful advice on how to conduct embodied research. This webinar is for all USABP members, including clinicians, students and researchers in somatic psychotherapy.

During the webinar, we will cover issues such as:

Why body psychotherapy is integral to the larger field of research
What are the differences between qualitative and quantitative research
How to create embodied research studies
Resources for helping to get your article published
…and more!

Michael ChangarisMichael Changaris, PsyD, is the current chair of Somatic Experiencing Research Coalition (SERC) and the chair of the research committee with SETI. Dr. Changaris is the training coordinator for an integrated health psychology training program working to develop collaborative care models between behavioural health and primary care physicians. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship with the child, family and adolescent intensive outpatient program with Kaiser Permanente in Antioch. Dr. Changaris is also a clinical psychologist with a specialty in the biological bases of behavior, stress physiology, and the neuroanatomy of PTSD. He has a dual clinical focus on child and family therapy and working with seniors who have chronic health conditions or neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Changaris enjoys meditation, music and a good hike with friends.

Jennifer TantiaJennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT is a somatic psychology author, educator and clinician. Currently, she advises graduate students in somatic psychology and dance/movement therapy research for several universities across the US, and teaches developmental and somatic psychology at Adelphi University. Dr. Tantia currently serves on the board of directors as Research Chair for the USABP and the research sub-committee of the ADTA. As a clinician, she works in New York City with individuals and groups, specializing in trauma and medically unexplained symptoms. Her research has been published internationally and her interests include: embodied pedagogy, clinical intuition, and the efficacy of body/mind integrative practices. Dr. Tantia is the guest editor for the Special Research issue of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal to be published in the Spring, 2015.