Menu
Log in
Log in

About the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy


Our Founding History

The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy held its first conference in 1996. The birth of Somatic Psychology and Body Psychotherapy came out of the work of Wilhelm Reich and many other innovators in the field.

Learn about them through our lifetime achievement award recipients section. They include the contributions of: John C. Pierrakos (Bioenergetic analysis and Core Energetics), Alexander Lowen (Bioenergetic analysis), Ilana Rubenfeld (Rubenfeld Synergy Method), Stanley Keleman (Author of, "Emotional Anatomy, Embodying Experience and The Body Speaks Its Mind"), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi Therapy), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Albert Pesso (Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor), Eugene Gendlin (Focusing), Judyth Weaver (Sensory Awareness, Reichian Therapy, Pre and Perinatal Therapy).  

Our Mission 

The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy believes that integration of
the body and mind is essential to effective psychotherapeutic health. To that end,
its mission is to develop and advance the art, science, and practice of body psychotherapy and somatic psychology in a professional, ethical, and caring manner in order to support
our membership as they promote the health and welfare of their clients.

USABP Goals

1. Good Health: To establish the integration of the body, mind, and spirit as essential to health and well being.

2. Public Awareness: To increase public awareness of somatic psychology, body psychotherapy and body/mind practices.

3. Body of Knowledge: To develop and systematically evaluate the body of knowledge that guides the theory and practice of somatic psychology, body psychotherapy, and body/mind modalities.

4. Standards: To develop and promote standards for the application and use of somatic psychology, body psychotherapy and body/mind practices in the public sector.

5. Access for all persons: To promote access to quality somatic psychology, body psychotherapy, and body/mind practices for all persons.

6. The greater health care and education communities: To be an influential, equal, and collaborative member of the health care and education communities.

7. A source on issues and information: To be a source on issues and information related to the field of somatic psychology, body psychotherapy, and body/mind practices.

8. Professional and personal development of members: To enhance the professional development and personal growth of members.

9. Organizational excellence: To endeavor for organizational excellence.

10. Professional community: To encourage, develop, and provide a professional community that is based on enlightened, collaborative, and collegial relationships.

11. Greater community: To contribute to the creation of a world in which caring and appreciation of diversity are essential values.


Governance

Executive Committee:

President: VACANT
Vice President: Kate Wolovsky, MA
Secretary: Danielle Murphy, LCSW
Treasurer: Mahshid Hager, MFT


Marketing & Membership:
Liam Blume


STAY IN TOUCH

Subscribe

GET NOTIFIED OF NEW RESEARCH, OUR EVENTS AND INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS

HELP OUR FIELD MAKE MORE OF AN IMPACT!

We are looking to expand our online services, content curation, training programs and educational opportunities, biennial conference and research efforts.

Your financial contributions to forward our vision and mission is greatly appreciated. And beneficially impacts thousands.

BRING YOUR SKILLS AND FUNDS TO THE USABP TO ADVANCE OUR EFFORTS THROUGH THE SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH, & GENERAL FUNDS.
Goal: $10,000.00
Collected: $3,839.00
38%

Meet Our President

ADVANCE YOUR SOMATIC EDUCATION AND PRACTITIONER TRAINING TODAY!

Learn from distinguished Institutes that meet USABP standards.


46-E Peninsula Center Drive, Box 126
Rolling Hills Estates California 90274

202-466-1619

Marketing Powered by Brand Awakening

© 2003- 2018 United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

All rights reserved. usabp.org® is a registered trademark of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy®

No part of this Web site may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. 

USABP is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to developing and advancing the art, science, and practice of Body Psychotherapy.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software