Raja has developed ISP by drawing from Western and Eastern psychology, scientific research on the neurology and physiology of psychological experiences, empirical research from body psychotherapy schools, and bodywork, movement, and energy work traditions.ISP offers experienced clinicians with prior psychological and somatic training, a master training in how to further increase one’s clinical effectiveness considerably, through helping clients to embody more levels of their psyche. The ISP training consists of 12 days taught in three four-day modules over 18 months.
5th December 2019 – 8th December 2019 all-day
Raja Selvam, PhD, is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™(ISP) , an advanced approach for integrating body, energy, and consciousness into psychological processes in all therapeutic modalities. ISP is a master training for experienced clinicians. ISP seeks to improve clinical outcomes through greater embodiment of all experiences and all levels of the psyche in the physical body of the individual.
Raja’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.
Raja is also a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing professional trauma training program and a former member of the board of the Foundation for Human Enrichment (FHE), also known as the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI).
Raja teaches ISP and SE in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, mainland China, South Africa, and Brazil.
Raja Selvam lead teams to India in 2015 and 2016 to treat tsunami victims and to train counselors to increase the local capacity for treating trauma. He led teams to Sri Lanka after the civil war in 2011, 2012, and 2013 to train local counselors to treat traumas of war, violence, loss, and displacement, in collaboration with Kindermissionwerk, Germany, and Don Bosco, Sri Lanka. He is currently involved in increasing trauma treatment capacity among mental health professionals working with underprivileged communities in India, in collaboration with Prafulta, a Don Bosco organization based in Mumbai, India.