Nothing has done more to spark therapeutic insight, generate ground-breaking treatments, and transform the way we practice than meeting the challenges of trauma treatment. We've not only gotten more precise in distinguishing varieties of trauma, and enhanced our understanding of how trauma lives in the body, we've also developed a range of new approaches that are proven to increase positive outcomes in your clinical practice.
To help you stay ahead of the curve in treating trauma, we've invited the field's leading innovators—Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Janina Fisher, Lisa Ferentz, Dick Schwartz, Mary Jo Barrett & Jamie Marich—for an online video course on the most powerful trauma treatment approaches today. Plus, we’ve included a practical, in-depth 5-hour seminar designed to help you incorporate new assessment techniques and trauma treatment approaches in your clinical work right away.
Join us for The Trauma Treatment Revolution—an online video course that dives into the latest advances in trauma treatment and introduces you to proven approaches that can increase your effectiveness in your work with trauma survivors. It covers:
- How to best use your own healing presence to regulate your clients as they move toward recovery
- Concrete steps for creating safety in the early stages of treatment so that vulnerable clients aren't retraumatized
- Details for creating right-brain-to-right-brain connection without allowing the therapeutic relationship to tip into disempowering dependency
- Proven strategies for mobilizing clients' resilience and tapping into resources offered by family and friends
- The key differences between single-incident PTSD and complex trauma
- Best practices for helping clients integrate the changes they experience in therapy into their everyday lives
Mobilizing the Power of Embodied Awareness
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Learn about new approaches that go beyond traditional talk therapy to provide traumatized clients a deeper, more lasting experience of healing. They include:
- Techniques for bringing the brain "online" so it's more fully present in the therapy room
- Understanding the limitations of exposure therapy with its emphasis on desensitization to pain and exploring alternative methods that encourage a fuller mind/body integration
- How to make the most of your own healing presence through attention to breathing, posture, and mirroring your clients' words and expressions
- An overview of emerging tools and research that promise new possibilities for healing from complex trauma
From Devastation to Hope
Lisa Ferentz, L.C.S.W.-C
Discover how to guide traumatized clients to embrace healing in ways that allow growth to emerge from adversity and suffering. Learn how to:
- Plant the seeds of new meaning, increased self-compassion, and connection with others after the experience of trauma
- Help clients tap into their deepest inner wisdom by reinforcing personal strengths and accessing remembered resources
- Integrate writing exercises, drawing, role-play, guided imagery, and the creative arts to enrich the therapy experience
- Guide clients through the key transition points in the process of post-traumatic growth
Embracing the Disowned Self
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Watch an extraordinary clinical video illustrating a step-by-step approach with a client affected by complex trauma. It shows how you can use Internal Family Systems strategies to help traumatized clients integrate their conflicted inner parts. You'll also learn how to:
- Connect clients with the calm, compassionate core Self that's the source of inner leadership
- Help clients communicate with disowned and disliked parts of themselves
- Avoid becoming the primary attachment figure and, instead, open the way for the client's own Self to emerge
- Use methods for transparently handling situations in which therapists commonly get emotionally triggered
Resource States in Trauma Work
Peter Levine, Ph.D.
Explore how to use your clients' natural instincts to heal and rebalance their physiology from the pioneer of Somatic Experiencing. Learn how to:
- Help clients access safety and positive resource states instead of repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist
- Master the SIBAM model for systematically observing clients' nonverbal responses
- Guide clients in "riding the waves" of their sensations as they exit from their immobility response and experience release from their original trauma
- Titrate your interventions to maximize your impact and avoid retraumatizing vulnerable clients
Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W.
Examine alternatives to one-to-one treatment approaches, such as including family members of trauma clients in the therapy process. Learn:
- How to build a strong alliance through a 3-stage collaborative model of trauma treatment that emphasizes the importance of safety
- Techniques for using enactments to change negative feedback patterns in your clients' daily lives
- Approaches to teaching skills to clients and their families that increase the transfer of learning from the consultation room to everyday life
- Strategies for resolving conflicts and reinforcing positive experiences within couples and families
Lessons from the Past 25 Years
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Explore the history of trauma treatment, including the field's shift from a focus on experiencing the pain of the past to drawing on a client's strengths, resilience, and resources to build a fuller life in the present. Learn about:
- The limitations of exposure therapy and alternative strategies for bolstering cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience
- How to help clients develop a more empowering and coherent trauma narrative
- The contribution that brain science, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and the practice of "dual awareness" can make to trauma recovery
- Practical methods for heightening right-brain-to-right-brain communication in therapy
Diagnosis, Neuroscience & Best Practices
Jamie Marich, Ph.D.
Increase your repertoire of assessment skills and therapeutic techniques for working with trauma survivors. Start applying what you learn in this in-depth “how-to” seminar in your clinical practice right away. You’ll learn to use:
- Current modalities for effectively reprocessing traumatic material
- Somatic techniques to reduce or eliminate your client's body memories, flashbacks and dissociation
- Meridian-based techniques to decrease your client's arousal levels and modulate affect
- Techniques for Self-Mastery including mindfulness, cognitive approaches & values based approaches
Register for this comprehensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260. We're that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
- How do I talk about the benefits of Mindfulness with my clients?
- What to try when talk therapy with a traumatized client hits a dead end?
- Exactly how to pace therapy so a client isn't retraumatized?
- How to help clients get fuller access to their own strengths, resources, and inner wisdom?
- What's the most effective way to assess whether complex trauma underlies a client's other mental health issues?
- What the best ways are to make sure that the insights and skills clients acquire in your office carry over into their day-to-day lives?
Get the answers you're looking for from clinical innovators Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Janina Fisher, Lisa Ferentz, Dick Schwartz, Mary Jo Barrett, and Jamie Marich in this practice-transforming video series—The Trauma Treatment Revolution.
Here's what your colleagues have to say about this series:
Excellent model of stages and essential ingredients. - Kim
That was excellent! Indeed I'd like to listen to this about ten times, great material here. Thank you. - Andrew
Thanks for a session with immediately applicable concepts. - Ruth Ann
Brilliant, entertaining, and provocative. Thank you. - Lois