About the Presenter


Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, a clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk.  Known for her expertise as a clinician, author, and presenter, she is Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Consultant, and former Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fisher has authored a number of articles on trauma treatment and lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and body-oriented psychotherapy into traditional therapeutic modalities.  She is also co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (July 2014) and author of the forthcoming book, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (2015). More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com.

Best known for her ability to apply the newest theoretical models and research to the practical realities of psychotherapeutic practice, Dr. Fisher is a popular speaker around the world.  Praise from former students:

“gifted teacher whose information and delivery has been clear, concise and kind,”

“changing the way I hear what clients tell me about themselves,”

“filling in the gaps that I notice in my work, articulating so beautifully what I haven’t been able to articulate, advancing my thoughts and developing my skills so that I can access your information with my own voice.”