Resources for Research: A Panel about Writing Case Studies

With Annie Marie Bowers, Kate Tarlow Morgan, Pat Ethridge, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell

  • June 28 from 12 - 1:15 pm ET
  • Please find your local time for this event HERE.

Whether you are new to the idea of writing about your professional work or are an experienced qualitative researcher, we invite you to an informational session on writing case studies about the somatic movement education/therapy that you do! 

Panelists will share resources that already exist through ISMETA, the Trager Foundation, and Currents/BMCA. There will be time for Question and Answer as well as an opportunity to envision next steps for those who want to learn the framework and necessary skills to write about their work with clients. 

Building a case study resource is increasingly important to establish recognition for our work and to share our expertise with our colleagues. Please bring your knowledge and experience to this project. 

Live attendance is encouraged. However, the event recording will be available on the course page in the Professional Development Center shortly after the event is completed. 


Anna Marie Bowers


Anna Marie Bowers has been a writer since childhood. From early poetry and short stories, she became a newsletter editor and procedure manual author. In 1981, as a result of health challenges, Anna Marie found the Trager® Approach. She became a Practitioner in 1983 and maintained an active practice until retiring in 2021. From 2000-2018, she served as Administrative Director for the US Trager Association membership organization. Anna Marie is one of the founding members of the Trager Foundation, a 501-c-3 non-profit, whose mission is to support the growth and accessibility of somatic treatment modalities that utilize movement and client conscious awareness, including  the publication of research. As a member of the Trager Foundation Board of Directors, Anna Marie is currently facilitating the Foundation-sponsored Case Report Project, an outgrowth of a pilot class in 2023 writing Case Reports regarding the effectiveness of Trager


Patricia Ethridge


Patricia Ethridge, RSMT, is an ISMETA member, a Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, a member of Body-Mind Centering® Association's Journal Editorial Board, and co-author of "Exploring Body-Mind Centering®: An Anthology of Experience and Method." She is also a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. 


Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell


Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, MA, EdM, MSME, REAT, a Master Somatic Movement Educator and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, serves as the Executive Director of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Elisabeth served on the ISMETA Board of Directors for nine years, has volunteered as Co-Chair of the Research and Publications and Equity, Justice, and Accessibility Committees, and most recently, acted as Assistant Director. Dedicated to building the base of evidence for somatic movement education and therapy practices, she has delivered presentations on cultivating neuroplasticity through interoception at academic conferences at Harvard Medical School (2018, 2023) and Tel Aviv University (2019), and on Polyvagal Theory as a theoretical framework for researching the impact of somatic movement at the Harvard Yale School of Medicine’s Center for Brain and Mind Health (2024). 


Kate Tarlow Morgan


Kate Tarlow Morgan, MA, ISME, BMC®T, RSME, dancer, writer, and documentary historian—is Editor of Currents Journal of the Body-Mind Centering® Association, co-editor of the Somatic Writing Collective Series (2018-present) and Exploring Body-Mind Centering An Anthology (2011), and author of Circles and Boundaries, (2011). Currently, mentor to the Rhythms Program and curriculum consultant at the City and Country School, NYC, Kate has re-formed her Vermont attic space into a library/performance space, where she curates the Rhythms Fundamentals® Archive (1916-present). 



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Resources for Research – A Panel about Writing Case Studies