Lois Ehrmann

Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC, CTTS

Lois Ehrmann has been in the field of psychotherapy for over 38 years and feels very blessed to be still learning new ways of bringing healing to traumatized individuals and families. On her professional journey she developed a number of specialties in the areas of trauma and attachment, family therapy, clinical consultation and supervision and the well-being and burn out prevention of professional helpers. She is trained and an approved consultant in the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Prior to her semi-retirement she held certifications as an attachment focused family therapist and is a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist. Lois also is a trained Neurofeedback/Biofeedback Clinician. At the culmination of her doctorate program at Penn State University she founded and directed an integrated trauma treatment program. This program offered empirically evidenced trauma reduction models as well as Body/Energy therapies that greatly facilitated the resolution of trauma symptoms in the center clientele.

On a more personal note Lois semi-retired in early 2022 and very much enjoys providing clinical consultation and a variety of training to professional helper communities. She is a grandmother of three young girls who bring much light to her heart whenever she thinks about them! She has been married to her husband Bob for 44 years and they both love the beach while at their semi-retirement home at the NJ shore. Lois also appreciates the hills and valleys she experiences in the family home in central Pennsylvania. She appreciated this opportunity to present and get to know the participants here at this conference!

Lois's Presentations


Integrating the Body

Healing Individual’s Parts with Somatic Internal Family Systems (SIFS)

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy (IFS), which has been empirically validated and shown to be effective across diverse populations. Developed by Richard Schwartz PhD, with contributions from Susan McConnell, the IFS model provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and addressing psychological issues. This session will focus particularly on the Somatic Internal Family Systems (SIFS) approach, which incorporates somatic awareness, conscious breathing, radical resonance, mindful movement, and attuned touch. By deliberately attending to bodily sensations, breath patterns, movements, and energetic patterns, SIFS aims to facilitate healing and resolution of body-based trauma symptoms.

During this introductory training, participants will have the opportunity to engage in basic Somatic IFS practices, allowing them to experience the transformative power of this integrated therapeutic strategy firsthand. The use of IFS and SIFS has been shown to foster healing across various dimensions—psychological, physical, relational, and social—highlighting the fundamental right of every individual to achieve holistic well-being. This workshop equips clinicians with additional tools to enhance their clinical practice and effectively support clients from diverse backgrounds.

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