Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PhD

I am a SE faculty and a marriage and family therapist.  I have a master’s in counseling and Depth Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology.  My dissertation, with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel, generated original research on the role of implicit memory in Somatic Experiencing.  My clinical experience is with individuals, couples, children, and families treating a broad base of issues.  I draw from over a decade and a half of experience with SEI, teach throughout the country and internationally, and consult worldwide.  I am currently conducting evidence-based research on SE to promote its use in trauma informed statewide care initiatives.  you can access several SE research publications I have written on my website.  I reside in Bozeman, Montana (right outside of Yellowstone National Park), and currently specialize in providing SE individual and group consultations for SE students of all levels.  I have faculty level online group case consultations a Saturday of most months.  You can join by going to my website www.abiblakeslee.com.  I focus on giving practical details in building SE skills and how to integrate various frameworks into your SE practice such as psychodynamic therapy, object/relations, the psychobiological principals of attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and SE touch skills.  Please feel free to email at somatics4healing@yahoo.com, or sign up to receive information about trainings, lectures, and SE research at www.abiblakeslee.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Abi Blakeslee is the founder of Implicit Psychotherapy, co-founder of Relationship Repair and maintains a private practice. She has employment relationships with Somatic Experiencing International and Ergos Institute for Somatic Education. Dr. Blakeslee receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Abi Blakeslee is a member of the American Association for Marriage Family Therapists, the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, the Women in Neuroscience, and the Society for Neuroscience.