Do I trust or not trust? Do I love or do I hate? Do I live or do I die?
The client with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is caught in an internal battle rooted in their childhood traumatic experiences. Rather than experiencing others as a haven of safety, traumatized individuals with BPD are driven by powerful wishes and fears of relationship. Attachment failure is inevitable in trauma - resulting in intense emotions and impulsive behaviours that leave destructive imprints on their relationships.
When we understand the relationship between BPD and Traumatic Attachment disorders, we can transform our treatment options, strengthen therapeutic relationships, and improve the lives of our clients!
Purchase this seminar and you will learn:
How BPD can be best understood – and treated - as a traumatic attachment disorder.
Why traumatic attachment impacts the ability of individuals to tolerate their emotions and those of others.
Techniques to help clients better manage their dysregulated emotional and autonomic states.
New approaches and interventions from:
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Mindfulness and Compassion-Based Therapies
This seminar is for clinicians who want to open new ways of connecting and working with complex clients who struggle in managing their trauma and emotional responses.
Are you ready to reshape your BPD treatment strategies and improve your client outcomes? Are you ready for a less stressful approach to treating BPD?
Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice; Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Credit Provider; former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of of Trauma and Dissociation; and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international writer and lecturer on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma, and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma. 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. For more information, go to www.janinafisher.com.
Financial: Dr. Janina Fisher has an employment relationship with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and she is a consultant for Khiron House Clinics and the Massachusetts Department of MH Restraint and Seclusion Initiative. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She receives book royalties as a published author. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Janina Fisher is on the advisory board for the Trauma Research Foundation.
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Determine the effects of trauma-related attachment on affect regulation in relation to assessment and treatment planning
Distinguish symptoms characteristic of both borderline personality disorder and disorganized/unresolved attachment in clients
Analyze the effects of disorganized attachment on clients’ interpersonal relationships
Apply the Structural Dissociation model to the treatment of BPD
Employ right brain-to-right brain techniques to help clients tolerate and benefit from psychotherapy
Utilize body-centred and mindfulness-based interventions to help clients increase affect tolerance and decrease impulsive behaviour
The effects of trauma on attachment formation in children
When parents are ‘frightened and frightening’
Trauma-related internal conflicts between closeness and distance
Disorganized attachment status in adulthood
Understanding BPD as a trauma-related disorder
Differentiating personality disorder symptoms from trauma responses
Using psychoeducation to make sense of the symptoms
Risks and limitations
Re-interpreting BPD as ‘Traumatic Attachment Disorder’
How does it change the treatment?
Transforming the focus from behaviour change to trauma resolution
Understanding splitting as dissociative, not manipulative
Transference and countertransference implications
Stabilization of unsafe behaviour
“Waking up” the prefrontal cortex
Increasing client ability to be mindful rather than reactive
Re-interpreting impulsive behaviour as fight/flight responses
Helping clients dis-identify from suicidal beliefs and impulses
Addressing issues of clinging, separation anxiety and anger
Working from a trauma-based parts perspective
Facilitating internal attachment relationships
The use of mindfulness-based and body-centred interventions
Learning to observe rather than react
Using somatic interventions to calm the body and emotions
A “right brain to right brain” approach to healing attachment wounding
Facilitating internal compassion
Helping clients ‘repair’ the past rather than remember it
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.