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FSWE Professional Speaker Series Presents




You are invited to join Family Services Windsor-Essex Professional Speakers Series as we welcome Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, PhD, RCC, to share her clinical experience, insights and psychotherapeutic modalities relative to trauma, post-traumatic resilience, healing and growth.  Tuesday & Wednesday, November 12 & 13, 2019  9:00am – 5:00pm, check-in 8:30-8:50am.



Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, PhD, RCC,

Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds an MA in Learning and Development and a PhD in Child and Youth Care. Rochelle began her career in forensic psychiatric nursing and she now has more than 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of post-traumatic stress and developmental wounding. In her private clinical practice in British Columbia, Canada, Rochelle sees “children of all ages” who have endured abuse, neglect, and other traumatic/adverse experiences. She is a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy local, reginal and international instructor and an instructional design consultant, an EMDRIA-approved consultant and holds certifications in Neuroptimal Neurofeedback and Havening Techniques. Rochelle presents regularly at ISSTD conferences and regional workshops internationally and provides educational workshops for psychotherapists on Trauma and Dissociation. She recently published on the integration of EMDR and SP, and co-authored “Somatic Resources: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to Stabilising Arousal in Child and Family Treatment” (2017), published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.



Program Overview

The impact of traumatic and enduring adverse experience is well documented in mental health and social science research. The consequences of such experience influence individuals, couples, and families in deleterious and detrimental ways including physical malady, emotional dysregulation, relational discord and breakdown, financial instability, community and societal marginalization.

Psychotherapeutic modalities have responded as a vehicle to promote coping, healing, and the development of post-traumatic growth and resilience in an ever increasingly stressful world. Recently, a rekindled interest in the body and somatic psychotherapy has offered new options to approach the stabilization of an overwhelmed autonomic nervous system, to re-process traumatic and adverse experience, and provide the foundations of resilience in the face of persistent life stresses.  This two-day training program is appropriate for those in a clinical capacity providing psycho-therapeutic intervention with children, youth and adults with trauma events stemming from childhood, relationship violence, sexual assault, on-the-job post traumatic stress, forced dislocation, enduring deprivation, single event traumas and complex trauma.


Program Itinerary

Tuesday, November 12:  The first day of this two-day workshop will present a general review of the effects of traumatic experience and developmental wounding followed by a more detailed consideration of the neurobiological and somatic implications.

Wednesday, November 13: The second day will focus on clinical applications derived from a somatic perspective for addressing the residue of such experience. Didactic, experiential exercises, video and live demonstration will serve to introduce and deepen the participant’s learning.

Check-In:               8:30 – 8:50am                                                   Morning Program:           9:00am-12:30pm

Lunch:                   12:30 – 1:30pm                                                 Afternoon Program:       1:30-5:00pm


Registration and Payment Information

Register for this event at:  FSWE-TrainingInstitute, by November 5th, 2019.

Tickets:            $190  Refreshments, Lunch & Breaks included

Location:         Hellenic Cultural Center | 3052 Walker Rd Windsor, Ontario

Payment for this event may be made by cash, cheque, credit card, or corporate invoice.  No debit please.

Cheques payable to FSWE c/o 1770 Langlois Avenue, Windsor ON, N8X 4M5.

Credit cards accepted at FSWE, 1770 Langlois Avenue, Windsor ON, or by phoning FSWE at 519-966-5010.

Contact [email protected] for corporate invoicing options.


Did You Know

Rochelle’s Why

Like many people who end up in this work, I come with my own experience. And I think that allows me to relate a lot to my clients and their experiences. A lot of my why comes from my realization that if I could help one person then that could have a ripple effect in their lives.

Rochelle’s Advice

  • Be persistent. Have grit. Stick to it. Don’t settle for rote answers from the system, even from the experts.

The Quote

  • Not all who wander are lost.  J. R. R. Tolkien

Rochelle’s Go-To Books

 The Trauma Therapist Project

Family Services Windsor-Essex Professional Speakers Series is an annual event that offers access to subject experts on a wide range of topics related to mental health and wellness for psychotherapists, clinicians, practitioners, social workers, students and others involved in the delivery of social services. The Speaker Series invites innovative and distinguished experts from academia, private practice and community settings who are engaged in transformative work in mental health and wellness.  Participants will learn from their insights, research and experience and leave with strategies and tools to enhance their day to day work.  For additional information contact:  Judy Lund, [email protected] 519-966-5010 x1046


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