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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Somatic Interventions for Treating Complex Trauma with Janina Fisher, PhD
Where:
ATLANTA, GA
When:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

This seminar will make even your most complex trauma clients easier to treat ….

World-renowned trauma expert and author, Dr. Janina Fisher, developed a comprehensive online training course – specifically for fellow clinicians like you – that’s filled with today’s most effective somatic interventions for treating complex trauma.

These body-oriented interventions, which are based on sensorimotor psychotherapy, directly address the underlying causes of post-traumatic stress to help clients break free from past trauma and thrive in life.

In this two-day event, you’ll see compelling, real-life in-session videos of the interventions and techniques in practice, plus you’ll learn the underlying neuroscience that explains how and why they are effective – to help you better assess trauma symptoms and improve your treatment plans.

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
Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your trauma treatment approach and your practice with a truly integrative understanding of somatic interventions.
Objectives:
  1. Determine the neurobiological effects of traumatic experience in your clients.
  2. Analyze both implicit and procedural memories of clients who have experienced trauma.
  3. Respond to the role of autonomic arousal in exacerbating symptoms with the client.
  4. Assess the phrase “the body keeps the score” as it relates to trauma.
  5. Employ the basic principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that can inform your treatment planning.
  6. Integrate mindfulness-based techniques in traditional psychotherapy trauma treatments.
  7. Respond to animal defense survival responses in trauma clients.
  8. Evaluate the roles of substance abuse, eating disorders and self-destructive behavior as trauma symptoms.
  9. Practice “top-down” and “bottom-up” interventions to address unsafe behavior.
  10. Appraise at least one somatic approach to resolving traumatic experience.
  11. Differentiate past experience from present-moment experience as it relates to treating your trauma clients.
  12. Role-play 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
  • Autonomic 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’ (Meichenbaum)
  • Treat the symptoms, not just the event
SENSIRIMOTOR 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
THE ROLE OF NEUROPLASTICITY
  • Neuroplastic brain change
  • Principles of neuroplasticity
  • Treatments to enhance neuroplastic effects
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-right brain communication: feeling safe with others
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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: CE credit is available. 12.5 Core hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, (LPCA CE Approval #8741-0420M). Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 approved by the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy for continuing education hours for licensed marriage and family therapists. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 Core continuing education hours. ID #: 029-2020. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


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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