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Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series: Healing Developmental Disruptions, Christine Bouckaert, PSY, Joel Isaacs, PhD and Anne Isaacs, LCSW

  • Fri, September 09, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, September 9, 2016

Healing Developmental Disruptions

Christine Bouckaert, PSY, Joel Isaacs, PhD 

and Anne Isaacs, LCSW

Bodynamics is a somatic Developmental psychotherapy, based on twenty years of empirical research into the developmental origins of clients’ current problems. The model of Seven Developmental Stages is a detailed description of how developmental experience is encoded in both mind and body. It includes the characteristics, themes, muscles and therapeutic issues for each stage, which allows for great specificity in therapeutic interventions.

In this presentation we will focus on the fear of commitment. Many clients, both individual and couples, have difficulty making commitments, which can be expressed in difficulty choosing a partner, a profession or even in what to do on Saturday night. This can be an indication of Avoidant Attachment, a problem in adults that often has its origins developmental disruptions during the period between 9 and 30 months of age.

We will explore both didactically and experientially the problems that contribute to fear of commitment. Using the Seven Developmental Stages Model, we will describe the related "Autonomy" stage, in particular. We will explore the themes of the Autonomy stage, the developmental interactions that prove problematic, as well as how protective patterns can be held in the body. We will demonstrate the use of some of the specific muscles that can build the skills needed for contemporary resolution of presenting issues.  Additionally, we will explore how relating around the themes of this stage both builds the interpersonal relationship and aids the therapy.

Christine Bouckaert, PSY holds a PhD in Psychology, is a Certified SE Practitioner, an Advanced Emotional Focused Couples therapist and a Sand Play therapist. She has been working in the Bay Area since 2002, offering psychotherapy in English, French and Dutch and specializing in disrupted Attachment issues, shock and developmental traumas.

Anne Isaacs, LCSW and Joel Isaacs, PhD have been in practice and training therapists for over 25 years. They led workshops at Esalen Institute for 20 years and were adjunct faculty at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Anne and Joel are based in Los Angeles, doing trainings throughout the US and Canada. For more information:


Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Chair, Gabriel Rabu.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need. All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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