Reclaim Stolen Body: Physical Touch & Psychotherapy in Embodied Trauma Work with Ed Novak & Sylvie Monin

The conversation between Ed and Sylvie will explore ways touch can be an effective and...

Last updated 3 May 2024

The conversation between Ed and Sylvie will explore ways touch can be an effective and transformative part of the therapeutic encounter with embodied trauma.

Course Content

Reclaim Stolen Body: Physical Touch & Psychotherapy in Embodied Trauma Work with Ed Novak & Sylvie Monin

Presenter

Edward T. Novak

Edward T. Novak is a certified psychoanalyst in private practice in the United States, having trained in contemporary relational psychoanalysis at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. He has over 30 years of clinical experience working with groups, couples, and individuals. He has a special interest in working with trauma and his treatment approach integrates attachment research, body psychotherapy, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and transactional analysis.

He has presented at international conferences and published numerous peer reviewed articles on many topics including trauma. Several of these articles have been published in multiple languages. His 2023 book on trauma was published by Routledge and is titled, Physical Touch in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Transforming Trauma through Embodied Practice. He is the book review editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal and a member of the editorial board.

Sylvie Monin

Sylvie Monin is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the counseling field and has a Swiss Federal Diploma of Counselor in the psychosocial field. She is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she runs a private practice working with individuals and groups. Sylvie has authored articles on TA counseling, was the guest editor of the January 2013 Transactional Analysis Journal issue dedicated to counseling, and has been a coeditor of the TAJ for 9 years. Her previous work as an executive assistant led to work in the United States and Switzerland, where she gained extensive experience in the field of business, international organizations, multinationals, and Swiss private firms. She draws from this experience in her work as a counselor and in her involvement in the TA associations, facilitating closer cooperation and building bridges. She has been intent on gaining recognition for counseling as a professional field. Sylvie received the 2019 ITAA Service Award and is passionate about TA and values its internationality.