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BT12 Short Course 57 – Footprintings: Nine Colors, Infinite Possibilities – Susan Dowell, LCSW, BCD

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Short Courses |  Brief Therapy |  Footprinting |  Relationships
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2012
Susan Dowell, MSW
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2012
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Footprintings is a new three dimensional treatment model. In this work, nine different color sets of Footprintings become tools for a patient to bookmark, diagram, track and explore internal experience and shifting states of consciousness, as they are experienced in the Present Moment. When a patient chooses color Footprintings to represent an aspect of self-experience, positions these Footprintings on the ground and then stands in them, the postural shifts , body experience, and shifting perspectives and associations unfolding from this positioning can lead to valuable insights, learning opportunities and new perspectives. This three dimensional approach offers patients both the direct opportunity to learn more about the unique process of internal communication between Self-States and the concrete tools for reorganizing, repairing and forging new and supportive internal alliances. In this workshop, we will offer an introduction to the theory and practice of Footprintings. Attendees will then have a chance to observe and/or participate in a three-dimensional practicum.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe two ways Footprintings can be used to deepen our understanding of Self- States as they exist in Present Moment experience.
  2. Describe one way Footprintings can enhance internal communication between Self States.
  3. Discuss one way that Footprintings can be used for repairing and forging new internal relationships between Self-States.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Susan Dowell has been a clinical social work psychotherapist for over 35 years. She received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work and a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Along with her general psychodynamic training, Susan has received advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing, Psychodrama, Brainspotting, EMDR, and Marriage and Family Counseling.  She is the founder and developer of Footprintings, a dynamic new three dimensional treatment approach that provides effective and easy to use tools for identifying, observing, experiencing, and repairing the relational perspective between Ego States. A creative and innovative therapist, Susan draws from these varying approaches as a foundation for developing individualized treatment for each client with whom she works. Susan serves as a Vice President and an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis for ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis). She was Co-Director and Co-Founder of CATCH (Center for Advancement of Training in Clinical Hypnosis) and will now be offering hypnosis training with Transforming Possibilities (See Classes Page). Susan trains health and mental health professionals both in the practice of Clinical Hypnosis and in the practice of Footprintings.