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Trauma Seminars with Janina Fisher, PH.D.
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Multi-disc DVD recording (combined runtime for bundle: 7 hours, 5 minutes) with electronic manual(s) and instructions
PESI Publishing & Media
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[+] [-] 046675 - Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
  1. Discriminate the clinical implications of physiological and cognitive contributors to shame.
  2. Describe cognitive-behavioral, ego state, and psychoeducational interventions to address shame in clinical practice.

[+] [-] 046915 - Chronic Pain & Trauma
  1. Identify chronic medical issues and pain as expressions of traumatic memory
  2. Educate clients about the relationship between trauma and physical symptoms or pain
  3. Apply Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques to address the pain or condition as body memory
  4. Describe interventions that facilitate re-processing the memories and alleviate the physical distress

[+] [-] 046920 - Brain to Brain: Interpersonal Neurobiology & The Traumatic Transference
  1. Describe the concepts of the “dyadic dance” and “interpersonal neurobiological regulation”
  2. Summarize the effects of implicit memory and dysregulated autonomic arousal
  3. Identify somatic signs that client and/or therapist is becoming dysregulated
  4. Describe somatic interventions for therapist self-regulation and interactive regulation of the client’s nervous system

[+] [-] 046925 - Stabilizing Unsafe Behavior: Suicide & Self-Injury
  1. Describe the implications of the neuroscience research for understanding and treating traumatized individuals
  2. Identify the neurobiological causes of self-destructive behavior
  3. Integrate mindfulness-based therapy techniques into the treatment
  4. Select appropriate interventions for stabilizing addictive and self-destructive symptoms and behavior

[+] [-] 047535 - Putting the Pieces Together: Trauma and Dissociation
  1. Describe the Structural Dissociation model and its implications for treatment
  2. Identify the somatic, cognitive, and affective markers of fragmented parts of the self
  3. Utilize mindfulness-based techniques to counteract dissociation-related symptoms

[+] [-] 046675 - Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
The Neurobiology of Shame
  • The role of shame in traumatic experience
  • Shame as an animal defense survival response
  • Effects of shame on autonomic arousal
Shame’s Evolutionary Purpose
  • Shame and the attachment system
  • Rupture and repair in attachment formation
Making Meaning of Shame
  • Feelings of disgust, degradation, and humiliation are interpreted as “who I am”
  • Cognition and the body
  • Internal working models predict the future and determine our actions
Working from the “Bottom Up”
  • The role of procedural learning and memory
  • Physiological effects of mindful dual awareness
  • Using mindfulness-based techniques to inhibit self-judgment
A New Relationship to the Shame: Acceptance and Compassion
  • Re-contextualizing shame as a younger self or part
  • Bringing our adult capacity to our childhood vulnerability
  • Healing shame through compassionate acceptance
The Social Engagement System and the Healing of Shame
  • Social engagement and the ventral vagal system (Porges)
  • The incompatibility of shame and social engagement
  • The therapist’s own social engagement system as a healing agent

[+] [-] 046915 - Chronic Pain & Trauma
  • Understanding the relationship between trauma and chronic pain or illness
  • Challenges for clients in accepting medical issues as unresolved memory
  • Interventions for addressing the interaction between chronic pain and traumatic experience

[+] [-] 046920 - Brain to Brain: Interpersonal Neurobiology & The Traumatic Transference
  • Interpersonal neurobiology and attachment behavior: a new lens for understanding transference behavior
  • Traumatic attachment, transference, and countertransference
  • Right brain to right brain communication as an essential ingredient in good trauma therapy

[+] [-] 046925 - Stabilizing Unsafe Behavior: Suicide & Self-Injury
  • Unsafe behavior and the neurobiology of trauma
  • Changing the client’s relationship to impulsive suicidal and self-destructive behavior
  • Somatic and cognitive-behavioral interventions for stabilization

[+] [-] 047535 - Putting the Pieces Together: Trauma and Dissociation

Introduction to Structural Dissociation Model

  • Compartmentalization and the brain
  • Animal defense survival responses
  • Applications to trauma-related disorders

Implications of the Model for Treatment

  • Ability to work with internal struggles and conflicts
  • Making sense of paradoxical behavior/symptoms
  • Capitalizing on the brain and body to decrease self-destructive behavior

Clinical interventions for stabilizing dissociative symptoms.

  • Mindfulness-based techniques that address dissociative symptoms
  • Re-organizing the relationship to dissociated parts
  • Cultivating wise mind and compassionate internal relationships



JANINA FISHER, PH.D. Janina Fisher, PhD, 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 author of the bestselling Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017), and co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma.(2015).

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.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 046675 - Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
[+] [-] 046915 - Chronic Pain & Trauma
[+] [-] 046920 - Brain to Brain: Interpersonal Neurobiology & The Traumatic Transference
[+] [-] 046925 - Stabilizing Unsafe Behavior: Suicide & Self-Injury
[+] [-] 047535 - Putting the Pieces Together: Trauma and Dissociation
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