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The Integrated Therapist with Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Richard Schwartz, PhD, & Frank Anderson, MD

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate between models of treatment that allow for integration and “pure” modalities and elaborates on why “pure” modalities are more difficult to integrate.
  2. Debate whether the concept of “Self” is a trait that all people possess within themselves at all times or whether “Self” is developed through a safe, therapeutic alliance and external relationships.
  3. Analyze whether Phase Oriented Treatment is a necessary precursor to effective treatment or whether trauma treatment can be effective without stabilization as a foundation.

Outline

Why is Integration Important? 

Core Biopsychological Elements 

Self-Observation 

Phase Oriented Treatment & the Window of Tolerance  

Copyright : 01/03/2021

Internal Family System and the Integration of Neuroscience & Trauma Treatment

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate IFS conceptualizations of trauma treatment from traditional phase orientated treatment.
  2. Address extreme or self-destructive behaviours without creating reactivity.
  3. Structure and sequence IFS trauma interventions.
  4. Apply the core concepts of IFS intervention to repair the internal disconnections created by trauma.

Outline

Universal neurobiological components of trauma 

Key IFS concepts and overlap with alternate therapeutic models 

Integrating neuroscience, trauma treatment and IFS 

Basic assumptions of IFS 

Steps of the IFS model 

IFS approach to managing symptoms 

Phase oriented treatment and IFS differences 

Comorbidities – symptomatic expressions of varied parts 

The healing process across therapeutic orientations 

Copyright : 05/03/2021

EMDR & IFS: The Power of Modality Integration for Improved Treatment Outcomes

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Objectives

  1. Integrate EMDR and IFS skills with therapy clients into practice.
  2. Implement techniques to boost resource development and installation (RDI) with clients.
  3. Determine which cognitive interweaves and interventions can be used to effectively change behaviour.

Outline

Adapting EMDR to complex trauma cases 

Integrating EMDR and IFS approaches  

Copyright : 25/01/2021

Cognitive Processing Therapy & IFS for Trauma Treatment: Exploring the Relationship Between Cognition Based Approaches and Parts of Self

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Objectives

  1. Describe the theory underlying cognitive processing therapy.
  2. Distinguish differences and similarities between CPT and IFS.
  3. Demonstrate how to work with distorted beliefs when treating trauma.
  4. Apply effective strategies to help clients activate the frontal cortex.

Outline

Overview of CPT 

Stages of CPT 

Distorted Beliefs 

Comorbidities and CPT 

CPT and bodily responses to trauma 

Integrating CPT 

Copyright : 04/03/2021

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) & IFS for Trauma & Dissociation

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Objectives

  1. Utilize Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems models to improve clinical outcomes for clients.
  2. Formulate an approach to treating people with a trauma history to improve client level of functioning.
  3. Integrate the client-therapist relationship to improve client engagement and alleviate symptoms of dissociation.

Outline

Models for treatment of post-traumatic dissociation 

AEDP model 

Copyright : 29/01/2021

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy & IFS: Trauma Informed Choices When Working Within the Mind and the Body

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Objectives

  1. Formulate key Sensorimotor Psychotherapy principles, foundations, and application.
  2. Determine how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approaches can improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Analyze clinical choices for integrating trauma-informed treatment interventions.

Outline

Copyright : 28/01/2021

DBT & IFS strategies for Addressing Emotion Regulation, Symptom Reduction and Mindfulness

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Objectives

  1. Determine similarities and differences between DBT and IFS.
  2. Evaluate DBT’s four modules to put to practical use in subsequent sessions with clients.
  3. Employ validation and Wise Mind strategies to improve the therapeutic relationship in subsequent sessions.

Outline

History and uses of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

DBT Model Overview

DBT skills 

DBT and IFS Verbiage: similarities and differences in theoretical frameworks 

Copyright : 25/01/2021

Integrating Psychedelic Medicines and Psychotherapy with IFS (Internal Family Systems) and Other Modalities

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Objectives

  1. Determine what patients may benefit from integrated psychedelic medicines and psychotherapy.
  2. Develop protocol of a session with integrated model of therapy that could include psychedelic medications.
  3. Assess possible pros/ cons of including psychedelic medications in integrated therapy.

Outline

Psychedelic Medications 

Utilizing psychedelic medications as a treatment 

Setup: a typical psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy session 

The (necessary!) post-integration session 

Current research/limitations of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy 

Resources to expand clinician training 

Copyright : 22/01/2021

Putting the Pieces Together: Course Closing with Frank Anderson, MD

Copyright : 11/03/2021

Panel Discussion 2 - 7/7/21 Recording

Copyright : 07/07/2021