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Virtual CE Event - The Somatic Approach to Healing


Hosted by Acadia Healthcare's Treatment Placement Specialists® Liz Burger, and Sierra Tucson

Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
1:00pm-2:00pm - Presentation and Q&A
Please note: This is a virtual webinar held via Zoom. Links to be sent following registration.

1 complimentary CE credit offered

Course Overview:
Join us for an interactive discussion led by David Cato, LCSW, TCT, SEP, CCTP-II, Associate Clinical Director of Trauma Services at Sierra Tucson. This intermediate presentation will discuss the evolving therapies for Trauma. There are many modalities that can address various mental health and substance use disorders. Many of these modalities are somatic, or body-focused. Trauma is at the forefront of these issues and must be addressed as symptoms can be exacerbated otherwise. Join me in this presentation geared towards advanced therapists and moving away from traditional types of therapy that miss the mark on processing trauma that gets locked in the body.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain somatic treatment approaches and how they can be useful.
  2. Differentiate between self-protective responses and behavioral issues.
  3. Define pathological disorders and how to address them with compassion.

About Our Speaker:
David Cato, LCSW, TCT, SEP, CCTP-II began working at Sierra Tucson in April of 2008 and has served many roles, beginning in the mailroom. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. He is currently working on a Doctorate of Behavioral Health Management at Arizona State University. He is a Somatic Experiencing® Therapy Practitioner (SEP), certified Transgender Care Therapist (TCT), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II), EMDR Therapist, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning experience (DARe) provider, and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). David completed his master’s coursework through an internship at Sierra Tucson. He has worked with substance use disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, codependency, grief/loss, and trauma. David provides individual, group sessions, and consultations for residents as needed. David is a clinical supervisor and provides training for staff. David is the Associate Clinical Director of Trauma Services at Sierra Tucson. David enjoys presenting globally in-person and virtually on topics such as trauma disorders and recovery and is a classically-trained singer.


RSVP Information:
This is a free event for Clinicians and Providers only. RSVP is required by completing the forms below.

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Our National Placement Services
  • Children's Behavioral Solutions
  • Military & Family Support Services
  • Treatment Placement Specialists

Our National Affiliations & Organizations
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval