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Today my guest is the incomparable Janina Fisher, PhD.

This is the third in the series, Managing in The Midst of COVID-19, (listen to Bruce Perry here and Peter Levine here).

When I reached out to the Trauma Therapist | 2.0 community to ask them who they’d like to hear from for this series, Janina’s name (not surprisingly) came up quickly.

I’ve been fortunate to have been trained by Janina during my Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, and be a member of one of her consultation groups. Her knowledge of trauma is inspiring and her humor is non-stop. She’s incredible.

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Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.

In This Episode

Fran S. Waters, LMFT. Managing in The Midst of COVID-19
Peter Levine, PhD. Managing in The Midst of COVID-19

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