Dr Diane Poole Heller |
Restoring Embodiment, Empowerment, and Safety:
Healing Power Wounds underlying Victim-Perpetrator Dynamics and Disorganized
Learn creative and practical ways to assess and address power dynamics by learning about
the residual interpersonal effects of living in a chronic threat response due to
unresolved victim-perpetrator dynamics, dissociation and fragmentation alternating with
emotional or physiological flooding, and disorganised Attachment.
Michael Soth |
Common enactment issues in supervision
The modern - and especially somatic - trauma therapies, aided by revolutionary
neuroscientific understandings, have made a profound contribution to the field over the
last 20 years. Increasingly, trauma therapists come into supervision distraught,
frustrated and despirited because it is not working as it ‘should’. The
assumption that the same trauma theories and techniques can equally well be applied to
developmental trauma is now becoming questionable. As soon as developmental trauma is
involved, what really matters is the client's implicit and unconscious experience of
the therapeutic relationship, regardless of the therapist's competence and input.
The relational complications and vicissitudes that arise between client and therapist
used to be the province of psychoanalysis and depth psychotherapy, but they can now be
seen to be relevant to trauma work, too.
Dr Anne Aiyegbusi |
Inter-relational complexities of trauma in groups,
teams and institutions
Complex trauma dynamics reverberate through all levels of the treatment setting. This
presentation will focus on inter-relational complexities of trauma in groups, teams and
institutions. By the end of the module, you will have an awareness of:
- Group analytic perspective on trauma
- How trauma phenomena impacts treatment settings
- Strategies to mitigate secondary trauma on teams
Kathy Steele, MN, CS |
The key to using countertransference to resolve
When the client is highly dissociative, the therapist is vulnerable to intense and
sometimes overwhelming emotional experiences that are often projections of fragmented
parts of the client, or non-verbal enactments of unintegrated trauma. We will discuss
these emotions that range from positive to negative, and how to understand and use them
therapeutically. You will walk away being able to:
- Identify at least three emotional reactions to their clients and how they relate to
the dynamics of the clients.
- Define enactment and give an example from clinical practice.
- Describe strategies to manage countertransference feelings and use them to support
an effective therapy with dissociative clients.
Dr Ruth Lanius |
Altered States of Consciousness and Dissociation:
Toward the Restoration of the Self
Psychological trauma and childhood attachment disruptions are often associated with
emotion dysregulation, altered states of consciousness, dissociation, and a perceived
loss of one’s sense of self. This lecture will examine the neuroscience, and the
related brain/mind/body correlations, underlying five dimensions of consciousness: time,
thought, body, emotion, and intersubjectivity. The restoration of the self through the
integrated experience of these five dimensions of consciousness in the aftermath of
trauma will be described. Clinical case examples involving the use of mind/brain/body
techniques will be utilized to illustrate relevant concepts.
Dr Pat Ogden |
Drawing on the Body to Integrate Conflicting
Attachment Patterns in Dissociative Clients
For dissociative clients, internal parts of the self often experience contradictory
relational goals and attachment tendencies. In times of stress, these conflicting goals
and tendencies can become more entrenched, exacerbating dissociative symptoms,
increasing dysregulation and wreaking havoc on relationships. In this presentation, we
will explore the effects and somatic components of contradictory internal attachment
tendencies. Interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to work with the body to
facilitate integration of internal attachment tendencies, and better cope with stress,
will be introduced.
Dr Janina Fisher |
Trauma & Attachment: interpersonal neurobiology
and the traumatic transference
Watch world renowned trauma and attachment expert Janina Fisher, PhD as we discuss the
latest methods for working with attachment. You’ll learn:
- How attachment history shows up in the ‘here’ and ‘now’
- Understand the ‘dyadic dance’ and interpersonal neurobiological
- Traumatic attachment, transference and counter transference
- Changing traumatic patterns in relationships - how and why corrective experiences
are necessary for lasting change
- And so much more!
Professor Stephen Porges |
Understanding the impact of stress and adversity on
social connectedness: A Polyvagal Perspective
The Polyvagal Theory explains how social behaviour turns off defences and promotes
opportunities to feel safe. It provides an innovative model to understand bodily
responses to trauma and stress and the importance of the client’s physiological
state in mediating the effectiveness of clinical treatments. From a Polyvagal
perspective, interventions that target the capacity to feel safe and use social
behaviour to regulate physiological state can be effective in treating psychological
disorders that are dependent on defence systems.
Michael Soth |
Treating trauma – essentials for working with
Watch international trainer and esteemed psychotherapist Michael Soth for an innovative
discussion on the complexities of working with trauma. You’ll learn:
- How trauma affects internal attachment and the internal family system
- The self-care system and working alliances with different parts in the internal
- The internalisation of the ‘wounding object’ in developmental trauma
- How the ‘wounding enters’ the consulting room and the client’s
conflict becomes the therapist’s conflict
- Essential information for working with relational complications
- And so much more!
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