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New Rules for Treating Trauma: 2-Day Master Class
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on November 8, 2018.
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DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
12 hr 30 min
11/8/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Summarize how a client’s emotional trauma is processed in the brain as it relates to case conceptualization.
  2. Analyze why the use of clinical exposure techniques alone are not enough to relieve post-traumatic stress symptoms.
  3. Name the 4 primary attachment styles and the clinical implications that each attachment style brings in session.
  4. Identify 1 therapeutic goal for clients with avoidant attachment style.
  5. Identify 1 therapeutic goal for clients with anxious attachment style.
  6. Identify 1 therapeutic goal for clients with disorganized attachment style.
  7. Breakdown the three phases of trauma informed treatment put to practical use in session.
  8. Compile recent neuroscience discoveries regarding memory reconsolidation and its clinical implications for treating trauma.
  9. Characterize the five steps that several evidence-based trauma therapies have in common.
  10. Utilize two experiential techniques that can be used to resource, uplift, and empower clients to reduce feelings of shame and helplessness.
  11. Apply two interventions to help clients reconnect to a healthy sense of self, relationships, and the world.
  12. Discuss how to avoid abreaction and re-traumatization while reviewing traumatic memories in clients.
New Rules for Treating Trauma
Rule #1 Understand how Trauma Impacts the Brain
  • How traumatic memories are stored
  • How to engage the emotional brain
Rule #2
Consider Your Client’s Attachment Style
  • Securely attached clients
  • Avoidant/dismissive attachment styles
  • Anxious/preoccupied attachment styles
  • Disorganized/unresolved attachment styles
Rule #3
Attune, Lift, and Lead
  • Attune with right-brain to right-brain communication
  • Lift by acknowledging a strength your client possesses
  • Lead and motivate clients by focusing on
  • what’s desired
Rule #4
Teach Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Tools for orienting and grounding
  • Tools for calming and self-soothing
  • Tools for containment and safety
Rule #5
Part 1 - Reconsolidating Traumatic Memories
  • What is memory reconsolidation and why is it important?
  • 5-steps for reconsolidating traumatic memories
  • Explore embodied beliefs
  • Create and install new belief experiences
Rule #6
Part 2 - Reconsolidate Traumatic Memories
  • Observationally retell the story with a new ending
  • New narrative integration
  • Client demonstration video
Rule #7
Facilitate Post-Traumatic Growth
  • What is post-traumatic growth?
  • Restore resilience
  • Create new meaning
  • Healthy relationship skills
Applications for Special Populations
  • Sexual trauma survivors
  • Childhood abuse and neglect
  • Traumatic grief after sudden or violent deaths
  • Medical trauma, car accidents and disasters
  • Children and adolescents after trauma
  • Cultures and faith traditions
  • Simple self-care techniques to prevent vicarious trauma
Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks Memory Reconsolidation
  • Age of the memory
  • Repetitively reinforced memories
  • Inner conflicts about memory resolution
  • Dementia & other neurological disorders


Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, has over 20 years’ experience and is a Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally in creative, brain-based strategies for healing trauma. She is a bestselling author of the book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief and contributes to publications such as the Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Neuropsychotherapist. She has been featured as a trauma and grief expert on national television and radio programs and is the owner/director of Tamarisk: A Center for Mind-Body Therapy in the state of Tennessee.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Courtney Armstrong is in private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Ms. Armstrong receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong is a member of the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Marriage and Family Therapists, Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields