Pat Ogden is a pioneer in somatic psychology and Founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.
She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues.
Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™ for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.
Mason A. Sommers, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice with over 39 years of clinical experience. He supports regional development of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, and has been training in Los Angeles, Boston, and North Carolina.
His practice specializes in couples and adult individual therapy, combining analytic, psychodynamic, and somatic psychotherapies in his work. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from UCLA, and his Master or Arts and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
Dr. Sommers is a former clinical instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and served as a three-term President of the Board of Directors of the Maple Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling agency and training facility for mental health professionals. Dr. Sommers volunteers as a Donate Life/One Legacy Ambassador, working to increase awareness of the need for organ and tissue registry and donation.