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Touch in Therapy & Somatic Psychotherapy

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This resource page is part of three online courses
Somatic Psychotherapy: An Introduction
The Ethics of Touch in Psychotherapy: Rethinking the Prohibition on Touch in Psychotherapy
Touch in Psychotherapy II: Advanced Standard of Care, Ethical and Clinical Explorations

CE Credits for Psychologists. CE Credits (CEUs) for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses.
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Ethical Guidelines

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Books

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People and Organizations

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Schools, Techniques, Methodologies

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Reichian Psychology

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