For a limited time, use code RESEARCH to save $60 off both member and non-member prices!



For one incredible day, groundbreaking SE researchers from around the globe will gather for conversation and exploration of ideas

The virtual SE Research Summit is designed for researchers, practitioners, and professionals alike, and will include a keynote, panel discussion, updates on current studies, and release of new study results. Topics range from data and clinical applications of SE with first responders in disasters, to the design of psychometric assessments, to trauma training with immigrant resettlements–and so much more!

With speakers like Dr. Chris Walling, Dr. Patricia Carla de Almeida e Souza, Doug Allen, and many others, you won't want to miss out!



By attending, you're eligible to receive 5.0 continuing education credits as a psychologist, social worker, physician, or nurse, among other licensed practitioners. We'll even cover the cost! Boards covered include APA, ASWB, ACCME, and ANCC.

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Why Attend?

  • Keynote from Dr. Chris Walling along with presentations from leading SE researchers such Darya Eryigit, Dilara Özel, Beth Robins Roth, Ana Bovo, Doug Allen, Cathy Lawi, and more!

  • Connect with your colleagues and learn why SE is an emerging evidence-based practice.
  • SE is around the globe. So is this conference! Join the global Somatic Experiencing community dedicated to trauma healing.
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Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in SE and the latest research!
  • Researchers in all somatic-related or crisis/disaster-related fields
  • Mental Health Professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, etc.
  • Medical and Alternative Medicine Professionals: medical doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, naturopaths, etc.
  • CEs will be made available for many professions – details to come!


Live Online Research Summit 

Secure your spot today – just $189 for members and $249 for non-members!

For a limited time, use code RESEARCH to save $60!


Thursday October 20, 2022

9am – 4pm MT


 Hear from Dr. Chris Walling, Dr. Patricia Carla, Doug Allen, and many more researchers in the field of Somatic Experiencing!



Keynotes, panels, and presentations covering the best lineup of topics in the field of SE research!


Just $189 for members and $249 for non-members for a full day of workshops, keynotes, and chances to connect with your colleagues!



More speaker info coming soon!

Dr. Chris Walling

Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and researcher. Dr. Walling is an Adjunct Professor of Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and is the Research Chair & Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. He is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium located at Indiana University where he also serves on the International Advisory Council at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Dr. Walling is the Vice President of Education & Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation and serves as Dean of Faculty at the Embodied Philosophy Institute. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.

Beth Robins Roth

Beth Robins Roth, APRN, SEP is a bilingual Family Nurse Practitioner. In 1993 she founded the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program at the Community Health Center of Meriden, where she teaches meditation in English and Spanish to adults with chronic medical and mental health issues. In 2015 she completed a three-year professional training in Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Healing. In 2016 she opened Hummingbird Trauma Resolution, a medical practice in North Branford, CT, where she specializes in a mind-body approach to resolving trauma/PTSD, physical pain, and chronic stress. She does trauma healing work with individuals and teaches experiential educational group programs in Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Healing. Beth also does consulting, staff development, and professional training for medical providers, mental health clinicians, substance abuse counselors, physical therapists, lawyers, and other professionals throughout Connecticut. She is committed to bringing highly effective mind-body treatment approaches to underserved, marginalized, immigrant, and refugee communities in Connecticut.

Doug Allen

Doug Allen had completed a 20-year career in the Canadian Forces Infantry, where he was a leader within the ranks but also an innovator within the system. During his last few years of service, he dedicated himself to the ill and injured and created a casualty support cell, as well as helped in the development and implementation of mental health initiatives within the Canadian Forces; all while working towards his Masters degree in Social Work. Doug spent 3 years traveling to the US to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and is considered to be a trauma specialist by many practitioners who send their clients to him for his specific Nervous System Recalibration technique. He is also the lead facilitator in Atlantic Canada for the Veterans Transition Network. Doug is the Founder of the Atlantic Group and Trauma Training Center, where he mixes his 20 years of peace support and combat experience with his expertise in the function of the nervous system to deliver training for clinicians and helping professionals working with people who are suffering from trauma or dysregulated nervous systems. He also offers training on group process facilitation.

Dr. Patricia Carla de Almeida e Souza

Dr. Patricia Carla de Almeida e Souza, PhD, SEP is a researcher at Northumbria University in the UK studying the mental health of disaster professionals and volunteers. Based out of Brazil, Patricia is the founder and coordinator of Projeto Sapê, a volunteer project with adolescents and families involving arts and collective psychosocial awareness, oral memory, and intergenerational cultural exchange. A public school teacher for 11 years, she also worked as a therapist coordinator for students with disabilities. She currently works as an independent psychotherapist and professor.

Dr. Cathy Lawi

Dr. Cathy Lawi, PhD, PCC, is the Executive Director of ITI Israel. After graduating with honors from the doctorate program in the Geneva School of Pharmacy, Cathy managed drug development projects for international corporations, and then founded and managed a bio-med company – up until the day she experienced SE. Once she understood the power of SE to heal and prevent trauma, she decided to dedicate her life to promoting its benefits in Israel.

While finalizing her SE certification, Cathy teamed up with Gina Ross and became the active ITI partner in Israel. Her efforts have lead to strategic partnerships with Ministries of Health and Education, on going projects with leading organizations and more.

Anna Bovo

Anna is a registered nurse and multidisciplinary researcher, with a MSc in Nursing Studies.
She's a creative soul, fascinated by human interactions and their emotions. She has embraced the opportunity to start a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in what she is passionate about: linking together her nursing background with research on emotion. Anna is specializing in trauma healing, Somatic Experiencing, and emotion regulation. She is also interested in the power of silence, self-discovery and self-care.

Dr. Anna Hardwood-Gross

Dr. Anna Hardwood-Gross is a clinical psychologist in private practice and director of research at METIV, the Israel Psychotrauma Center based at Herzog Medical Center in Israel. She specializes in integrating theoretical and intervention research and is currently running research projects in moral injury and successful trauma treatments. She is running a randomized control trial comparing the effects of SE and PE in veterans and is specifically interested in whether the two treatments have different pathways of change.

Dr. Derya Eryigit

Dr. Derya Eryiğit holds a PhD from Marmara University in Psychological Counseling and Guidance and a Master's in Counselor Education from Cleveland State University. Her research and dissertation focused on the family’s influence on the formation of delusional beliefs. She is a research assistant at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey in the department of guidance and psychological counseling. Her research interests include family therapy, transgenerational trauma, delusions, and delusional beliefs in the general population.

Dr. Dilara Özel

Dr. Dilara Özel holds a PhD in Educational Sciences and an MA in Educational Sciences both from Middle East Technical University in Ankara. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Koç University, Migration and Research Center and is currently a Research and Teaching Assistant in Guidance and Psychological Counseling at Middle East Technical University. Dilara has published numerous papers and presented at many conferences on stress management, education, and counseling. She is an Intermediate SE student and has also trained in ISP, Play Therapy, and Couples Therapy.

Dr. Michael Changaris

Michael Changaris, PsyD. is the Chief Clinical Training Officer, health psychology groups program lead & psychopharmacology rotation lead for the Wright Institute, Integrated Health Psychology Training Program (IHPTP) an APA accredited internship in health psychology. He is an adjunct professor with John F. Kennedy University and The Wright Institute. Dr. Changaris is a clinical health psychologist with a specialty in multicultural psychology, stress physiology, and the neuroanatomy of PTSD. Michael Changaris is a 2018 UCSF, California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Fellow. He served on the health disparities committee at Contra Costa County Health and along with the team, was recognized with the 2018 ‘Health Partnership' award for work addressing implicit bias in health care.

Dr. Michele Solloway

Michele Solloway, PhD, MPA, SEP, DBC, LMT/BCMBT, is a national expert in understanding how trauma impacts our lives, with a focus on how to prevent trauma and heal from it. She has integrated various areas of her research, practice, and community work to focus on child and family health, health care for marginal and vulnerable populations, and trauma reduction/resilience building She has over 30 years’ experience in neuroscience, health services, and policy research with a more recent focus on childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Dr. Solloway is also a nationally certified transformational life coach and healing arts practitioner with training in Somatic Experiencing™, polarity, craniosacral, and massage therapies, and energy medicine. In this capacity she maintains a private practice. She is also Chair of the SEI Board of Directors, an ACEs master trainer for the state of Maryland, a member of the Maryland State Trauma-Informed Care Commission, and a member of the Maryland Essentials for Childhood & State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.


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All times are listed in US Mountain Time

9:00am – 4:00pm | Schedule details to come soon!



Virtual SE Research Summit 

Thursday October 20, 2022

9am – 4pm MT


For a limited time: use code RESEARCH
to save $60 off both member and non-member prices!