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2-Day Certificate Course: Heal the Shattered Self
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on April 25, 2019.
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DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
12 hr 40 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
4/25/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Implement simple but powerful evidence-based interventions from numerous current psychotherapies to heal a client’s shattered self.
  2. Employ a technique to help clients employ the imagination to act “as if” one had developed the ideal self.
  3. Utilize a very simple visual technique to help clients evaluate behaviors in a role rather than evaluate the self.
  4. Understand which interventions to use for which diagnoses for better client outcomes.
  5. Formulate how to chain interventions for stronger positive client outcomes.
  6. Identify the multiple ways to use imagination, story, and metaphor in therapy.
  7. Coordinate cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques to form a comprehensive treatment plan.
  8. Determine when to use mindfulness and when to use grounding techniques with clients.
  9. Employ techniques to build client resilience in the face of serious persistent symptoms.
  10. Identify resources outside therapy to build multiple safety nets for clients.
  11. Implement a comprehensive plan to heal therapist distress and avoid burnout when treating shattered clients.
  12. Describe a process for clients and therapists to collaborate in forming a wellness plan.
  13. Implement quick, simple techniques to help clients unconditionally accept the self, others life, and the world.
  14. Construct a four-step process to assist clients grieve a shattered self and reconstruct a new, more resilient self.
The Shattered Self: Signs and Symptoms
  • Stress and the defense cascade: freeze, flight, fight, fright, flag & faint
  • Alterations in emotions, impulses, attention, consciousness, & memory, including autobiographical memory
  • Physical symptoms
  • Changes in perceptions of self, others, life, and the world
  • Disruption of interpersonal relations
  • Limitations to the research and potential risks
Assess the Shattered Self
  • Neuroimaging, the default mode network, and the three senses of self
  • Conduct an autobiographical narrative history
  • Trauma-informed, culturally-informed, and gender-informed assessment
  • Overcome client resistance during assessment
  • Diagnostic instruments
Understand the Shattered Self
  • Attachment styles
  • Young’s Early Maladaptive Schema
  • CBT Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram
  • REBT Self-Help Form
  • ACT Hexaflex Model
The Shattered Self and DSM-5® Diagnostic Categories
  • Trauma disorders and adverse childhood events
  • Mood disorders – the hopeless self
  • Substance use disorders – numbing the self
  • Complicated grief disorder – self without meaning
  • Generalized anxiety disorder – the overwhelmed self
The Shattered Mind
  • Challenging the five major damaged beliefs & 12 cognitive distortions
  • 12 techniques to challenge dysfunctional self-schemas
  • 14 techniques to reinterpret events
  • Techniques to meet three needs and identify 12 personal strengths
  • Behavioral intervention to act “as if” the ideal self has been created
Reach the Shattered Self in Therapy
  • Address the interaction of the three senses of self & the default mode network
  • Defuse the self from self as conceptualized and self from roles
  • Calm the hyper-aroused self
  • Resurrect the submerged self
  • H.E.A.L. the self
Heal the Grieving Self
  • Renarrating the “Hot” memory
  • Use imagination to create a new self
  • Safely holding the hyper-aroused self
  • Four domains of creating safety
  • Four steps to reconnect a grieving self
Creatively Heal the Shattered Self
  • Creative writing
  • Visual arts
  • Progressive re-narrating the self
  • Listening to the self
Tasks for the Shattered Self
  • Task 1: establish safety, stabilize symptoms, and self-care
  • Task 2: remember the trauma & transform the memory
  • Task 3: create a multi-meaning narrative
  • Task 4: reconnect with life
  • Task 5: create the ideal self
The Distressed Self of the Therapist
  • Identify the signs of caregiver distress
  • Eight techniques to reverse caregiver burnout
  • Six techniques to inoculate the self against caregiver burnout


Steve A. Johnson, Ph.D., ScD, is a Fellow, Approved Supervisor and Diplomate in CBT/REBT, and is the vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City where he was mentored by Albert Ellis himself. He has lectured and presented hundreds of training workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia on cross-cultural evidence-based treatments for severe PTSD and how to integrate spirituality into psychotherapy for clients for whom spirituality or religiosity is relevant. He has begun offering workshops for the U.S. military on the latest treatments for trauma. He is a full-time professor, directs a graduate counseling program, and conducts research on integrating spirituality into evidence-based treatment for anxiety, loneliness, depression and anger.

Dr. Johnson has been an active clinician since 1993 specializing in treating PTSD and co-occurring disorders, i.e., major depression and substance abuse. He is the founder of an affiliate training center of the Albert Ellis Institute in New England and in the process of establishing another affiliate in South Carolina. One of his academic interests, and the topic of a book he is authoring, is in the philosophical and psychotherapeutic theories of the self. In his spare time, he offers pro bono treatment to Muslim refugees and immigrants to the United States who have PTSD. Dr. Johnson was honored with the NAMI Affiliate Recognition Award for dedication, support, and outstanding leadership on behalf of people with mental illness and their families.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steve Johnson is the founder and director for Connecticut Center for RE/CBT. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steve Johnson is Vice President Board of Trustees for Albert Ellis Institute.
Continuing Education Credits

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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
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
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