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Adverse Experiences: A Structured Approach for More Effective Assessment, Treatment Planning and Interventions for Trauma Based on the ACEs Study
Adverse Experiences: A Structured Approach for More Effective Assessment, Treatment Planning and Interventions for Trauma Based on the ACEs Study

Where:   DEDHAM, MA

When:  Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

I once worked with a client who was diagnosed with panic disorder after experiencing a horrific car accident. Utilizing traditional talk therapy over the course of nine months, it became clear that her symptoms were not improving; in fact, they were getting worse.

She was no longer working, avoided driving or riding in cars, had gained weight, developed chronic pain and suffered from insomnia – all while in treatment where she was supposed to be getting better! I was at a loss as to where to go with therapy.

Then (at last!) there was a breakthrough! It didn’t happen by accident – I had discovered a new approach for assessment based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and implemented it with this client. Together we uncovered a long history of traumatic experiences that were the foundation of her symptoms – not only the car accident.

Based on this, we charted a very specific course of treatment and, within just 8 sessions, her symptoms had dramatically improved. She was back to work, driving with minimal distress, was panic-free, sleeping adequately and had begun exercising! Success!

Attend this highly experiential training to learn this strengths-based approach that is grounded in multiple empirically-based disciplines, including EMDR, CBT, MBSR and positive psychology.

Integrate this approach to more effectively treat:
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Somatization disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • General illness
  • & many other clinical issues
You don’t want to miss out on this seminar!

~ Daniel Mitchell, Ph.D.
OUTLINE

The Impact of Adverse Experiences on Development
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study correlation with mental illness and chronic pain
  • Traumatic material can create developmental gaps
  • Adverse experiences and trauma
A Timeline Approach for Better Assessment
  • Uncover adverse experiences not identified in standard assessment
  • Adaptive Experiences – Strengths and positive moments
  • Maladaptive Experiences – Adverse and traumatic material
  • Distinguish and separate memories that have BOTH positive and negative aspects
Breaking Down Memories and Experiences To Help Clients Heal
  • Distinguishing images, body sensations, emotions and thoughts
  • Identify dominate core beliefs using my concept of “cognitive buckets”
  • Reshape their core beliefs in more adaptive ways
Effective Coping Resources for Clients
  • Easily track intensity of distress from moment to moment
  • Quick, easy and effective coping strategies
  • Tie in coping skills to behavioral rehearsal
Facilitate Breakthroughs with Challenging Cases
  • Overcome cognitive barriers that might inadvertently keep patients “stuck in therapy”
  • Work through secondary gain issues
  • Help patients become ready for new therapies
Integrate this Approach with Other Treatment Modalities
  • How to effectively incorporate with:
    • CBT
    • CPT
    • EMDR
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Play Therapy
    • DBT
    • Art Therapy
    • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • ACT
OUTLINE

The Impact of Adverse Experiences on Development
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study correlation with mental illness and chronic pain
  • Traumatic material can create developmental gaps
  • Adverse experiences and trauma
A Timeline Approach for Better Assessment
  • Uncover adverse experiences not identified in standard assessment
  • Adaptive Experiences – Strengths and positive moments
  • Maladaptive Experiences – Adverse and traumatic material
  • Distinguish and separate memories that have BOTH positive and negative aspects
Breaking Down Memories and Experiences To Help Clients Heal
  • Distinguishing images, body sensations, emotions and thoughts
  • Identify dominate core beliefs using my concept of “cognitive buckets”
  • Reshape their core beliefs in more adaptive ways
Effective Coping Resources for Clients
  • Easily track intensity of distress from moment to moment
  • Quick, easy and effective coping strategies
  • Tie in coping skills to behavioral rehearsal
Facilitate Breakthroughs with Challenging Cases
  • Overcome cognitive barriers that might inadvertently keep patients “stuck in therapy”
  • Work through secondary gain issues
  • Help patients become ready for new therapies
Integrate this Approach with Other Treatment Modalities
  • How to effectively incorporate with:
    • CBT
    • CPT
    • EMDR
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Play Therapy
    • DBT
    • Art Therapy
    • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • ACT
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Professionals

DANIEL MITCHELL, PH.D.

Daniel Mitchell, PhD, is a licensed psychologist at a busy medical practice in central Vermont. He has advanced training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and EMDR as an EMDRI certified therapist.

He has been in practice for over 15 years in a variety of settings including community mental health, hospitals, medical practices, and corrections. He employs a fully integrated Mind Body Medicine approach to both his professional and personal practice.

Dan has also had a passion for clinicians in “the trenches” of mental healthcare, a driving force behind he desires to teach techniques and processes that have made his job easier and improved outcomes for his patients.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Daniel Mitchell is affiliated with Central Vermont Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Daniel Mitchell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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