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On hope, despair and transformation: powerful stories of women in therapy

Copyright : 11/05/2020

Bodies and Boundaries: attending to women’s somatic narratives of trauma

Pat Ogden, PhD, explains somatic narratives of trauma. Socialization and gender roles in society impact the somatic narrative and boundary styles. She presents techniques for improving boundaries and mobilizing a defense, especially for clients dealing with trauma.

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Objectives

  1. Analyze body language and posture for symptoms of unresolved trauma and maladaptive boundaries.
  2. Formulate changes in action and thought patterns with an awareness of systemic and societal gender discrimination as well as individual clients’ needs.
  3. Practice strategies for establishing healthy boundaries and mobilizing defense.

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Copyright : 10/23/2020

Advances in treating trauma-related dissociation

ln this course, Kathy Steele, identifies what dissociation is, the challenges one faces when working with dissociation regarding the dance between attachment and defense; and the role of the therapeutic relationship as a stabilizing factor. Attachment strategies, the basic principles in working with parts, and a systematic approach to working with parts will also be discussed and evaluated.

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate between dissociative parts and ego states.
  2. Analyze attachment strategies, investigate the principles of working with parts, and justify the use of a systemic treatment approach for improved clinical outcomes.
  3. Evaluate the role of trauma-related phobias and other factors that contribute to maintaining dissociation.

Outline

Working with Women 

What is Dissociation? 

The Attachment Dilemma 

Attachment Strategies 

 
Working with Disorganized Attachment 

 
A Systematic Approach to Dissociation 

 Q&A 

Copyright : 11/05/2020

Overcoming self-alienation: transformational approaches to repairing a ruptured internal attachment

Attachment disruptions are inevitable and inescapable in trauma clients, leaving behind a lasting imprint on all future relationships, including the therapeutic one. Join master clinician and trauma expert Janina Fisher, PhD., as she analyzes the developmental sources of self-alienation and ruptured attachments. You will learn proven therapeutic techniques to repair disrupted attachments and restore self-acceptance. The particular vulnerabilities and defensive strategies of women and girls are carefully addressed and gender informed treatment approaches presented.

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Objectives

  1. Assess attachment styles and associated history of attachment disruptions.
  2. Analyze the influences of gender on expression of defensive strategies.
  3. Utilize interventions that improve self-acceptance and effectively address shame.

Outline

Overcoming Self-Alienation: Healing Ruptured Internal Attachments

Infant attachment formation

Internal attachment styles

Development of self-identity in the face of trauma

Primary and secondary dissociation

Attending to the internal community

The challenge of self-acceptance

Self-healing for women

From alienation to attachment

Rupture and repair of internal attachment

Question and Answer

Copyright : 11/05/2020

The Place of Justice in Recovering from Complex Trauma: A survivor’s perspective

Judith Herman M.D., will discuss the impact the justice system has on complex trauma survivors, survivors’ perspective of the justice system, and what justice looks like to survivors of complex trauma.

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Objectives

  1. Integrate “Rules for Relationship of Mutuality” into treatment and practice with complex trauma survivors.
  2. Distinguish victim needs verse justice requirements.
  3. Develop knowledge and processes of using groups when working with complex trauma survivors.

Outline

Tyranny

Impunity

Rules of Relationships of Mutuality

The idea of a “Moral Community”

Betrayal

Victim Needs vs Justice Requirements

Visions of Justice

Apology

Honor for Victims

Groups for Survivors

Copyright : 11/05/2020

Panel: Addressing collective trauma: healing generations, individuals and communities

Join thought leaders Dr. Eboni Webb, Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi and Dr. Judith Herman in a challenging panel discussion of systematic racism, societal structures and the roles required by all of us in creating an equitable society and healing the wounds of a legacy of collective trauma.

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Objectives

  1. Analyze the role of White privilege and unconscious collusion in sustaining systematic racism.
  2. Determine the most appropriate roles for individuals intervening to repair oppressive societal structures.
  3. Evaluate the most promising interventions toward healing legacy trauma.

Outline

Understanding trauma from the individual, community and collective perspective

Impact of George Floyd murder

White privilege and collusion with institutional racism

PTSD influences in returning Viet Nam veterans

Deconstructing the concept of race – paradigm shifts in Millennials

When victims become victimizers – using the master’s tools

Annihilation of Black history

Diversity within ethnic groups

The value of an intersectional framework

Training therapists to address race based trauma

Copyright : 11/05/2020

Integrating Expressive Arts Techniques When Treating Trauma

In this course, Cathy Malchiodi, Ph.D., explains how integrating Expressive Arts Therapy techniques when treating trauma in women can result in improved clinical outcomes. Dr. Machiodi explains what Expressive Arts Therapy is, elaborates on the neuroscience supporting expressive methods, and identifies the foundational principles of expressive methods. Dr. Malchiodi provides an overview of expressive approaches for trauma recovery, including specific techniques proven to be useful in working with women who have experienced sexual trauma and domestic violence.

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Objectives

  1. Formulates what Expressive Art Therapy is and evaluates the foundational principles of expressive methods.
  2. Appraises neuroscientific and research support for the efficacy of Expressive Art Therapy as an effective and integrative treatment intervention.
  3. Analyzes the Culturally-Resonant Four Part Model for Expressive Arts and Trauma, including the use of movement, sound, storytelling, and silence.
  4. Investigates expressive approaches shown to be effective in working with women who have experienced trauma, including interventions to activate the ventral vagal system and promote healing through regaining one’s voice.

Outline

Overview of Expressive Arts to Help People Regain Their Voice

The Neuroscience of “Why Expressive Methods?”

Culturally-Resonant Four Part Model for Expressive Arts & Trauma

Working with Women Through Expressive Methods

Q&A

Copyright : 11/06/2020

Embodied Practices for Treating Trauma and Finding Inner Calm

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, details polyvagal theory and explains how it relates to trauma reprocessing. She synthesizes techniques from neuropsychotherapy and somatic psychology for treating complex PTSD. She also presents exercises to awaken the social engagement system, anchor the self, and build sensation tolerance.

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Objectives

  1. Apply polyvagal theory research findings to regulation of trauma processing arousal states.
  2. Utilize concepts from neuropsychotherapy and somatic psychology in assessing trauma and determining treatment.
  3. Practice experiential, body-centered exercises to strengthen social engagement and enhance inner resource.

Outline

Copyright : 11/06/2020

Resilience: transforming any adversity into learning and growth

In this course, Linda Graham, MFT, explains that adversity can be transformed into learning and growth via an understanding of resilience, post traumatic growth, and growth mindsets. In this course, she identifies what resilience is and the traits of resilient people. She defines post-traumatic growth, identifies 5 factors of post-traumatic growth, and highlights the importance and significance of a growth mindset for the purpose of improving clinical outcomes, healing, and developing long-term healthy coping skills.

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate 3 areas of research and practice that can inform and guide our work with trauma survivors.
  2. Integrate and elaborate on tools to build resilience and assess resilience as a learnable and trainable skill.
  3. Assess how to shift mindsets in order to foster a growth mindset, improve clinical outcomes, develop healthy coping skills, and promote healing from trauma.

Outline

Resilience

Evolving Understandings of Resilience

5 Factors of Post Traumatic Growth

Fixed & Growth Mindsets

Q&A

Copyright : 11/06/2020

The Body Remembers: the interplay of regulation, self-care and vicarious trauma

Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, will discuss the impact vicarious trauma can have on helping professionals, the importance of self care, and will provide skills and education on how to effectively incorporate empathy and compassion when working with clients.

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Objectives

  1. Build an understanding of vicarious trauma and its impacts.
  2. Differentiate between the use of empathy and compassion (the use of the “empathy dial”) in session.
  3. Utilize the six levels of the Autonomic Nervous System as it related to clinical practice.

Outline

Vicarious trauma

Empathy vs compassion

Autonomic Nervous System

Copyright : 11/06/2020

Panel: Post traumatic growth: essentials skills for recovery and resilience

In this panel, Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, Linda Graham, MFT, and Julia Samuel, MBE, discuss the essential skills that promote recovery and resilience in women who have experienced trauma. They assert that stabilization is a pre-requisite for treating traumatic growth in order to prevent instability in the client; they evaluate the role of both top-down and bottom-up processing interventions for effective treatment of post-traumatic growth. And they highlight the importance of the therapeutic relationship for creating safety, establishing the foundation of treatment, modeling healthy relationships, and bridging healthy relationships and coping in daily life.

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate what Post-Traumatic Growth is and what essential skills are needed for building resilience.
  2. Analyze why stabilization is necessary prior to beginning work with trauma clients in order to improve treatment outcomes and prevent a breakdown in functioning and coping.
  3. Investigate the importance of both top-down and bottom-up processing to facilitate healing and resilience from trauma.

Outline

The Role of Top-Down & Bottom-Up Processing in Resilience 

The Role of Stabilization as a Pre-requisite for Traumatic Growth 

The Therapeutic Relationship 

The Future of Trauma Treatment 

Q&A 

Copyright : 11/06/2020

Shame - The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma

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Objectives

  1. Assess shame in a client and employ techniques to address that shame.
  2. Integrate techniques for handling shame productively into trauma treatment.
  3. Differentiate between different sources of shame so that clients can be approached appropriately.

Outline

Copyright : 09/07/2020

Essential Trauma Treatment Strategies: The Importance of Orienting and Defensive Responses

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Objectives

  1. Assess the role of systematic oppression and legacy issues in trauma symptom presentations.
  2. Identify physical expressions of trauma defenses and integrate them into the therapeutic process.
  3. Implement body-based activity interventions to improve the body’s capacity to regulate trauma related symptoms.

Outline

The psychology of action 

Body interventions developed as response to lack of efficacy of cognitive interventions 

Orienting reflexes and habits 

Political movements, Covid-19 and trauma 

How defenses are immobilized 

Systemic racism and the legacy of slavery 

Truncated defense reactions and boundary issues 

Working with shame 

Implicit bias and how it shows up in therapy 

Managing trauma with dance and movement 

Regulating angry impulses in therapy 

Therapeutic exercises for increasing body connection 

Spiritual aspects of trauma work 

Somatic work in a virtual environment 

Copyright : 07/02/2020

Complex Trauma – Advances in Working with Structural Dissociation

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Objectives

  1. Analyzes the two perspectives of Structural Dissociation: Psychobiology and Psychology.
  2. Differentiates between Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Dissociative Disorder, NOS and evaluates co-morbidity diagnoses.
  3. Investigates the role of disorganized attachment in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and identifies the factors that contribute to DID.
  4. Defends the importance of stabilization and building resources to foster developmental repair which is necessary for clients prior to accessing trauma experiences.

Outline

What is Structural Dissociation?

The Dissociation Spectrum

Diagnosing

The Role of Attachment in Dissociation

Blending

Treatment of Complex Trauma

Stabilization

Treatment Interventions

Q&A

Copyright : 09/24/2020

A Mind-Body Approach to Race-Based Traumatic Stress Recovery

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Outline

  1. Race-Based Traumatic Stress: differentiation from PTSD 
  2. High-effort coping
  3. The physiology of emotion
  4. Emotional regulation tools
  5. Restorative Yoga as a helpful tool for clients

Objectives

  1. Determine the difference between PTSD and race-based traumatic stress.
  2. Practice emotional regulation tools such as restorative yoga.
  3. Incorporate restorative yoga as a helpful aid in your treatment planning to help clients cope with race-based traumatic stress.

Copyright : 09/24/2020