a nurturing and insight-oriented approach - 1.75CE

Introduction to Somatic and Experiential Psychotherapy

Effect deep, profound and lasting change in your clients through somatic and experiential approaches

“What I liked most about this class was how artfully Veronica fused together her years of clinical and personal experience applying different somatic and experiential approaches to psychotherapy. It was very comprehensive and yet easily digestible.”

Effect deep, profound and lasting change

Somatic and Experiential Approaches

We live and experience our lives through our physical bodies. Every move we make, every person we encounter, every experience we have, leaves an impression on our bodies. From those impressions we create narratives. These narratives are then stored in our bodies, in our tissues, in ways that often elude our awareness. This class is designed to lead you and your clients back to the inherent wisdom of our felt and embodied experience. In this class, you’ll learn how to attend to the somatic information inherent and emergent in every moment, of every session in a nurturing and insight-oriented approach.

How Will You Benefit From This Course?

Working experientially, with this information and with your client, you’ll see how you can deepen the therapeutic relationship, heighten the quality of the therapeutic relationship and the experience of therapy and effect more impactful new awareness and change for your client.

You will be introduced to new concepts and have the opportunity to practice with them, in ways that will expand and refine your sense of yourself in the here and now.

You’ll learn new ways of engaging your clients gently, pointedly, profoundly and even playfully.

You’ll learn how to dialogue with the body in the therapeutic encounter to tap into your client’s body’s innate wisdom, thus eliciting awareness, integration and healing.

Course Objectives

  • Define Somatic and Experiential Work and the Core Premises 
  • Describe the different ways human beings receive, process and store information
  • Define, practice and illustrate practice concepts, terms and applications of somatic and experiential psychotherapy such as the awareness continuum, resourcing, co-regulation and resonance.
“What I liked most about this class was how artfully Veronica fused together her years of clinical and personal experience applying different somatic and experiential approaches to psychotherapy. It was very comprehensive and yet easily digestible.”
“Such an insightful and powerful class! I’ve always felt intimidated when it came to somatic work but Veronica’s approach and style of teaching and the real world examples she provided filled me with enough understanding and a beginning trust in myself to give it a try. I’m excited to try out some of these methods with my clients!”

What’s covered in this course?

Definitions & Vocabulary

Learn the origins and meaning of key terms and concepts

Body Dialoguing Technique

Attuning to and conversing with bodily felt sensations can unlock a deeper and more meaningful relationship with yourself

Integration of Practices

Explore ways of tying the different concepts and practices together and how to begin this work with your clients

Core Premises

Explore the 5 core premises underlying somatic and experiential approaches to psychotherapy

Sensory Perception and Memory

Learn how we receive, process and store information

Case Examples

Learn from firsthand experiences and case examples

Get Started

This is a Self-Paced, Pre-Recorded, Audio/Visual Class



If you are a licensed practicing social worker or mental health counselor or licensed professional counselor practicing in any of the 50 United States or in Canada, you will earn 1.75 continuing education credits for completing this course. Our CE Courses are nationally accredited by ASWB for Social Workers and by the NBCC for Mental Health and Licensed Professional Counselors and in New York State by the NY State Education Department. This course is suitable for all levels of clinicians
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Meet Your Instructor

Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R, CCATP

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Veronica Vaiti is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bhava Therapy Group.

A seasoned and trained somatic and experiential psychotherapist, Veronica integrates decades of experience and training in approaches such as Focusing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy and Yoga Therapy into this comprehensive and enriching class. Whether serving as an integrative psychotherapist, mentor, consultant or instructor, Veronica is driven by her profound respect for and curiosity in the human condition and believes in our innate creative capacity for resilience, realization and evolution.


Do I need to be certified in somatic psychotherapy to use the practices taught in this class?
You do not need a specific certification to utilize the practices taught in this class. As long as you have a body and your client has a body and you approach the work with your client with respect, compassion, care and gentleness you can most definitely apply what you learn in this class to your clinical practice.

Does this course offer a certification in somatic psychotherapy?
This class is an introductory level course designed to provide participants with a comprehensive exposure to and foundational understanding of what it means to work somatically and experientially. While this class provides 1.75 CE credits upon completion, this class does not provide a certification in any particular type of somatic therapy.

How do I gain access to and sign up for continuing education classes?
All of our CE courses – Live Virtual & Pre-Recorded Self-Paced classes – are hosted on an online class platform called “THINKIFIC” This is a secure, password protected hosting platform that allows for protection and easy access to all of the courses and your course completion certificates you earn through your learning with us. The URL for the Bhava Therapy Group CE program is: https://bhava-therapy.thinkific.com/

Will I need to have a Thinkific account to take classes?
Yes. When you sign up for your first class with us, whether it is a Live-Virtual class or a Pre-recorded class, you will be prompted to enter a valid email address. The email address you use at this first point of registration and class purchase will be saved as your “username”. You will then be prompted to create a password. Save this email address and password, this will be your access to our online CE program.

Will I be able to see my past courses and future courses?
Yes, every class that you have taken and completed as well as future, upcoming courses you have registered will be saved in your personal, secure, password protected online class account.

I did not receive a link to the video session for the online class. How do I access the online Zoom class?
The Zoom link for the CE class is stored as a module within the class framework on the online class platform, so you will not receive an email with a Zoom link. You must sign into the Thinkific class platform at https://bhava-therapy.thinkific.com/ with your username and password. You will be prompted to read through each module and click complete before moving on to the next module. Once you reach the Zoom link module, it will be accessible from within the online course platform.

What if I lost my username and password to enter the online class platform?
Your password is what you designated as such at the time that you registered for the continuing education course. If you cannot remember your Password, please select the FORGOT PASSWORD button in the lower right corner of the SIGN UP page and follow the prompts. If you cannot remember your Username, please email ce@bhavatherapygroup.com for further assistance.

I logged into the online course platform but can’t find the class(s) I’ve registered for?
If, once you go to the url https://bhava-therapy.thinkific.com/ and you do not see your name in the upper righthand corner of the page, please login again where it says SIGN IN in the upper righthand corner of the page and enter your username and password. Then select MY DASHBOARD from the menu which will bring you to the list of courses you have registered for.

I don’t know how to access either the posttest or the course evaluation?
Both the posttest and the course evaluation are included as individual modules in the course accessible through the link. You will return to the online course platform by visiting this url https://bhava-therapy.thinkific.com/ and using your personal email/username and password to sign in. Then you will select MY DASHBOARD to see a list of classes in your profile that you have either already completed, are in process or planned for the future. Select the course you need to complete the posttest and course evaluation for and then select RESUME COURSE. This will bring you back to the last course module you were active in. Press the COMPLETE AND CONTINUE button at the bottom to lead you to the next module to complete. You must COMPLETE AND CONTINUE on all previous modules prior to accessing the posttest and the course evaluation.

How do I obtain my certificate of completion after the course has ended?
After finishing both the Posttest and the Course Evaluation, you will receive a message congratulating you for completing the course and at the bottom of that message you can click the GET YOUR CERTIFICATE button and your CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION will be viewable, and you can choose to either COPY LINK or DOWNLOAD your Certificate of Completion. It will also be stored in your Personal Password Protected Bhava Therapy/Thinkific CE Course Account. You will also receive an email with a link to you certificate of completion.

What if I am licensed in two different states including NY and another state – Do I have to register twice?
If you are registered in NY as well as another state, please email our CE course administrator at ce@bhavatherapygroup.com so they can further assist you in obtaining dual certificates of completion, one for NY state and one for the other state you are licensed to practice in.


Bhava Therapy Group, #1782, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Bhava Therapy Group maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 12/09/2022 – 12/09/2025.

Bhava Therapy Group has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7242. 8/4/22-8/1/25. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Bhava Therapy Group is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


NYC Therapy Group LCSW’s Psychotherapy Professionals PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Masters and Clinical Social Workers, SW-0307; Licensed Mental Health Counselors, MHC-0051; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, MFT-0029; Licensed Creative Arts Therapists, CAT-0019; Licensed Psychoanalysts, P-0023; and Licensed Psychologists, PSY-0001.

*Bhava Therapy Group is an assumed legal name (a DBA) of NYC Therapy Group.

For questions, concerns, or to request accommodations, please email CE@bhavatherapygroup.com or call 646-389-5801 select Option #3

Course Completion Requirements:
To earn CE credit, social workers and mental health clinicians must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete both the online posttest and course evaluation. Upon completion of the live course, you will be immediately prompted to complete the posttest and then the course evaluation. Once you receive a passing score of 80% or above (you will have an unlimited number of attempts to take the posttest), you will be prompted to complete the course evaluation. Participants will have a 24-hour time window from the end of the live course, within which both the posttest and the course evaluation must be completed in order to receive credit. A certificate of completion will appear within your bhava-therapy.thinkific.com account and you will receive an email congratulations message and link to your Certificate of Completion as well.

Refund Policy

Refunds for live in-person courses are offered up to 1 week in advance of the course start date. Refunds for live online courses are offered up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course. Refunds are issued in the original form of payment used. Any cancellations or requests for refunds after the 1 week or 24 hour window respectively are reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests for refunds or cancellation after the 1 week or 24 hour window, if granted, may qualify only as a credit for future courses not as a refund of the original payment used.

If you are unable to attend the class you registered for, please email ce@bhavatherapygroup.com to request your credit.

Grievance Policy

The Bhava Therapy Group Continuing Education Program (BTGCEP) aims to provide an educational experience that meets and exceeds the highest standards for professional continuing education. The BTGCEP strives to address and meet each participants’ learning needs in an easy to use, transparent, supportive and openly communicative manner with substantive and quality content and instruction.

If at any time, a participant experiences a difficulty or grievance of any kind such as access to CE course, delivery of courses, attendance to courses, quality of or level of instruction of the courses, receipt of certificates of completion and the like, the BTGCEP team commits to respond promptly and in a timely manner with as much clarity, respect for the request or expressed grievance and work to resolve the grievance in a satisfactory and integrous manner.

System Requirements:
Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

In-Service/On-Site Training & Workshops

The Bhava Therapy Group CE Program is also available to provide our continuing education courses and training on-site at your organization. If you or the members of your organization are unable to make it to one of our training or if your organization has a specific request for a training in a particular area of expertise that you don’t see listed as part of our posted curriculum, please email Veronica Vaiti to discuss further.

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