The Trauma Center
Dr. Daniel’s post-doctoral education has included extensive education and training that consistently has informed her clinical and consultation practices. At The Trauma Center, Brookline, Massachusetts, Dr. Daniel completed the nine-month Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies taught by program faculty including Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Medical Director. The program was offered once weekly, from mid-September through mid-May, and the curriculum included topics such as neurobiology of trauma, attachment theory, trauma in the developmental context, stabilization, trauma processing, trauma and resiliency.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Dr. Daniel completed the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s Level I training in New York, taught by faculty including the Institute’s founder, Pat Ogden, Ph.D. Over a period of eight months, the 80 instructional hours in professional training in somatic psychology included education in areas such as, disruptive behavioral patterns, affect dysregulation, stabilization and symptom reduction.
Washington School of Psychiatry
Dr. Daniel is a graduate of the Washington School of Psychiatry’s three-year certificate program in intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. The program met September–May each year, with sessions ranging from weekly meetings, to core training weekends, to group supervision meetings. The training involved student video-taping of clinical sessions, student presentations and case consultation, with faculty including Jon Frederickson, M.S.W., program co-director. Curriculum study included topics such as, anxiety assessment and regulation, defense identification and restructuring, eliciting and elaborating feeling experience, and maintaining therapeutic focus and building the alliance.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
Since 2013, Dr. Daniel has been studying AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) as developed by Diana Fosha, Ph.D. With the AEDP approach, the client’s healing capacities and restoration of resilience are areas of focus. Dr. Daniel has committed to further training in the AEDP 5-Day Immersion Retreat led by Dr. Fosha, entitled “The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma: Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience.”