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2-Day: Somatic Interventions for Treating Complex Trauma with Janina Fisher, PhD
2-Day: Somatic Interventions for Treating Complex Trauma with Janina Fisher, PhD

Where:   ATLANTA, GA

When:  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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$499.99
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DOUBLETREE SUITES BY HILTON HOTEL ATLANTA-GALLERIA
2780 WINDY RIDGE PKWY SE
ATLANTA, GA 30339
Phone:  770-980-1900
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Course Description:

You won’t want to miss this 2-day workshop on learning proven Somatic techniques for treating trauma with international expert and author Janina Fisher, PhD!

The techniques you’ll learn during this workshop will make even the most complex clients easier to treat – and the interventions you’ll learn directly address the underlying causes of post-traumatic stress.

Dr. Fisher will give you tools from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy. These simple body-oriented interventions can be easily integrated into traditional talking therapies to address trauma-related challenges such as:
  • Dysregulated autonomic arousal
  • Overwhelming affects and sensations
  • Intrusive images and memories
  • Impulsivity and acting out
  • Dissociative phenomena
  • Numbing and disconnection

This workshop will cover recent neuroscience research that explains how traumatic experience becomes deeply embedded in both mind and body. Learn how to better assess and make sense of trauma-based symptoms and then how to apply neurobiologically informed treatment techniques in clinical practice.
Objectives:
  1. Assess the neurobiological effects of traumatic experience.
  2. Categorize implicit and procedural memories of trauma.
  3. Communicate the role of autonomic arousal in exacerbating symptoms.
  4. Explore how “the body keeps the score.”
  5. Characterize the basic principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
  6. Integrate mindfulness-based techniques in traditional treatments.
  7. Specify animal defense survival responses in trauma patients.
  8. Investigate the role of substance abuse, eating disorders and self-destructive behavior as trauma symptoms.
  9. Implement ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ interventions to address unsafe behavior.
  10. Choose a somatic approach to resolving traumatic experience.
  11. Discriminate between past experience and present moment experience.
  12. Develop right brain-to-right brain communication to improve the effectiveness of trauma treatment.
OUTLINE

The Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
  • How the mind and body react to threat and danger
  • Automatic arousal and affect tolerance
  • Inability to feel safe in the body
  • Loss of the ability to self-witness
The Nature of Traumatic Memory
  • ”The body keeps the score” (Van der Kolk)
  • Implicit memories: is it memory?
  • Remembering situationally: ‘here’ or ‘there’
Neurobiologically-informed Trauma Treatment
  • Regulating the traumatized nervous system and restoring a witnessing self
  • Psychoeducation: knowledge is power
  • Reframing the symptoms
  • Avoid ‘self-defeating stories’ (Meichembaum)
  • Treat the symptoms, not just the event
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Trauma and procedural learning
  • Tracking the body as a source of information
  • Use the language of the body
  • Body-centered techniques into talking therapy treatments
Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness practices in therapy
  • Differentiate thoughts, feelings and body experience
  • Dual awareness of everyday experience
  • Teach mindfulness to clients
Challenges of Trauma Treatment
  • Secondary symptoms: anger, self-harm and suicidality, aggression, substance abuse, and eating disorders
  • Treatment-resistant depression and anxiety
  • Complex symptoms as manifestations of animal defense responses
Therapy as a Laboratory for the Practice of New Actions
  • Dis-identifying with the symptoms
  • Develop a new language and a new story
  • Capitalize on somatic resources for modulating the nervous system
  • New resources that address specific trauma symptoms
Somatic Resolution of Traumatic Events
  • Repair and transformation rather than re-processing
  • Address uninvited memory
  • Tell the story to ourselves: creating internal safety
  • Right brain-to-brain communication: feeling safe with others
Target Audience

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

JANINA FISHER, PH.D.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015) and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press).



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Janina Fisher has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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 12.5 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.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

Georgia Counselors: 12.5 of Core hours, applied for through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, LPCA.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 12.5 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.

Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been submitted to the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Credit pending.


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 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Georgia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Georgia Psychologists.
The Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Chapter 510-8, Section 3 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This program is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Social Workers
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Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 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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