Wellspring Institute
for Professional Development

The Wellspring Institute offers a variety of professional development opportunities, including periodic and ongoing professional training, consultation, and mentorship/supervision for clinicians-in-training.

The Wellspring Institute is dedicated to fostering an integrated approach to health and well-being, one that integrates mind and body. Our approach to psychological health is informed by following fields of study and practice:

  • Somatic (body-oriented) psychology
  • Systems theory
  • Self-relational psychotherapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Developmental psychology and attachment theory
  • Interpersonal neurobiology and molecular biology
  • Traumatic stress and dissociation
  • Buddhist psychology and mind science
  • Movement Awareness Practices (BodyMind Centering, Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander, etc.)


Trauma, Attachment and the Embodied Mind

A Two-Year Training Program for Professionals

Facilitated by Maggie McGuire, Ph.D. and Drex Wright, M.A.

Working with trauma and attachment from a somatic, developmental and relational perspective, the program draws from established psychotherapeutic models and key thinkers in the fields of trauma, attachment and interpersonal neurobiology, developmental psychology and somatic processing, and mind training and Buddhist psychology.

We offer a two-year program of study, divided into eight 5-session terms. Each term focuses on a particular theme, allows time for an experiential and conceptual understanding of the material, and facilitates the skillful application of the material within a therapeutic relationship, including case consultation. Ethical issues inherent in this deep, intimate relational therapeutic work will be addressed in each term.

Dates and Details for Year One Training ›

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Drex Wright
Phone: (802) 917-3861
Email: drexwrightcounseling@gmail.com

Mentorships and Supervision for Clinicians-in-Training

We offer an opportunity for advanced training and clinical supervision for clinicians working toward licensure in mental health. Clinicians-in-training work under the supervision of an experienced licensed senior mental health clinician, and meet the following requirements:

  • are enrolled in a graduate-level mental health counseling program, or have a master’s degree in mental health counseling, that qualifies them for licensure in Vermont
  • have an interest in deepening their knowledge and skill in an integrated psychological approach
  • are committed to and actively engaged in their own personal growth through psychotherapy and meditative practices.

Maggie McGuire – (802) 472-6694; email: wellspringvt@gmail.com