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2-Day Trauma & Memory Workshop: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Traumatic Memories and Help Clients Reclaim Their Lives
2-Day Trauma & Memory Workshop: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Traumatic Memories and Help Clients Reclaim Their Lives

Where:   SAN FRANCISCO, CA

When:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Course Description:

Addressing traumatic memories directly is critical to successful therapy.

But there’s tremendous misunderstanding in how to work with traumatic memories in treatment. It can leave you confused, insecure, and seeking a deeper understanding of memory systems to help guide your important work.

Peter Levine, PhD is a master therapist, pioneer in the field of trauma and memory, and author of several seminal books on trauma. His body-oriented techniques for healing traumatic memories are built upon 50 years of research and clinical work and have influenced generations of therapists.

This 2-day workshop is your chance to learn from Dr. Levine himself!

Join Dr. Levine as he explains the significance of memory systems in the resolution of trauma, and shares the therapeutic approaches that he’s found most effective during his decades of groundbreaking clinical work. His proven strategies will help you to quickly reduce symptomology in your clients and heal the traumatic memories that haunt them. Under Dr. Levine’s expert guidance, you’ll discover how you can take your treatment of complex, deeply entrenched trauma to the next level and overcome the painful roadblocks that can frustrate you and your clients.

Sign up today! You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to study directly under Dr. Levine and learn from a legend in our field!
Objectives:
  1. Articulate the four major developmental stages that increase vulnerability to trauma and how to recognize them in your clients.
  2. Determine the naturalistic mechanics of trauma and survival responses of flight, fight, freeze and collapse as it relates to clinical treatment.
  3. List the different types of memory systems and comprehend the connection to the mind and body’s way of processing the types of memories.
  4. Identify the various forms of memory and their impact on working with clients in therapy.
  5. Explain ways to identify which memory systems are operative and how to access these (memory) components in a systematic fashion to promote self-regulation, integration and empowerment with clients.
  6. Discover the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma and the Polyvagal theory and their clinical implications.
  7. Demonstrate the importance of “Bottom-Up” processing versus “Top-Down” processing to improve treatment outcomes.
  8. Analyze the effects of stress on somatic and emotional syndromes in clients.
  9. Incorporate Dr. Levin’s simple, containment tools to more effectively engage your client in trauma therapy.
  10. Implement Somatic Experiencing© techniques to help clients heal traumatic memories.
  11. Demonstrate practical tools for therapeutic work with emotional and procedural (“body”) memories.
  12. Describe how to avoid the pitfalls of generating spurious (“false”) memories and help clients come to peace with their troubling memories and haunting emotions.
OUTLINE

Trauma and the Body
  • Developmental trauma
    • Pre-natal through age 5
  • Evolution and Polyvagal foundation
  • How the body stores trauma
  • Clinical research
Deeper Understanding of Memory and Clinical Implications
  • Explicit – More Conscious Memory
    • Declarative
    • Episodic
  • Implicit – Less Conscious Memory
    • Emotional
    • Procedural/Body Memory
  • Clinical application for memory systems
Traumatic Memories
  • Long-term memory vs short-term memory
  • How the brain and body store memory
  • Memory engrams with somatic markers
  • Fight, flight, freeze response
How Clients Get “Stuck”
  • Tonic immobility – The fallback to freeze
  • Freeze couples with Fear
  • Dissociation
  • Bracing and terror
  • Euphoric dissociation
  • Collapse
Somatic and Emotional Reactions to Trauma
  • Symptoms and complexities of each in therapy
  • Emotional – anxiety, depression
  • Somatic – chronic pain, fibromyalgia
  • Autonomic – migraines, irritable bowel
  • Resolving Traumatic Reactions
The Basic Stages of Trauma Treatment
  • Containment of strong sensation and emotion
  • Pendulation – The dual opposites of sensation
  • Titration – going gradually
  • Completion
  • Renegotiation of active for passive responses
  • Allow things to settle: Self-Paced termination
Therapeutic Approaches to Heal Traumatic Memories
  • The importance of “Bottom-Up” processing
    • The Paul MacLean’s Triune Brain
    • In an Unspoken Voice
  • Somatic Experiencing©
    • Renegotiation vs. Reliving
    • Restoration of self-regulation
    • Somatic experience of trauma
    • Developing internal awareness
  • The mind-body connection in trauma work
  • Help reinforce trust and acceptance in clients
  • Incorporating client’s spirituality in trauma work
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Case managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Helping Professionals

PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. The developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with 26 faculty members and over five thousand students. Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project and was a member of the Institute of World Affairs Task Force of Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. Levine’s international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 22 languages. His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children, and he has co-written two books, with Maggie Kline, in this area: Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His most recent book: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, was recently released to rave reviews. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Peter Levine is the Developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He is the founder and Senior Advisor to the Foundation for Human Enrichment; and Senior Advisor to The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center. Dr. Levine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Peter Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association; Humanistic Psychological Association; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 13.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This activity meets the qualifications for 13.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 13.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 780 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 13.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 13.0 contact hours or 1.3 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 13.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 13.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Social Workers
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California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 13.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 780 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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