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Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Sensorimotor Approach to Change



The very nature of depression often thwarts efforts to treat it. After all, it’s difficult to change when you have no energy, no hope, and no capacity to concentrate. How can we challenge these chronic states? Using interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, this recording will introduce ways to help clients relate to their depressive symptoms mindfully, rather than identifying with them, and to manage physical symptoms through changes in posture, breath, and energy. You’ll discover how to:

  • Help clients separate depressive thoughts from physical symptoms so that each can be treated separately
  • Counter cognitive beliefs that reinforce depressive states by experimenting with new words, new actions, and new habits
  • Use body-centred interventions, such as movement, to increase energy and focus in depressed clients
  • Facilitate development of an “antidepressant lifestyle” rather than habitual engagement in the opposite


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.6
Speakers:
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Duration:
3 Hours 49 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 18, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096095
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

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Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD. A faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association consultant, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and former instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fisher lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and new trauma treatment paradigms into traditional psychotherapies. 

Speaker Disclosures:

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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Objectives

  1. Differentiate to clients depression as a somatic state, not just a psychological state.
  2. Determine cognitive schemas that reinforce depressive states to improve client outcomes.
  3. Appraise a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to understanding depression.
  4. Assess three body-centred interventions that increase energy and focus in depressed clients.
  5. Evaluate Sensorimotor interventions that transform depressive beliefs.
  6. Evaluate the use of the social engagement system and its role in evoking an internal sense of safety as it relates to treatment.

Outline

Explain to clients about depression as a somatic state, not just a psychological state. 

  • Depression and the nervous system 
  • How depression aids survival in childhood 

Identify cognitive schemas that reinforce depressive states to improve client outcomes. 

  • Making meaning of depressive feelings and states 
  • How negative beliefs affect the body and nervous system 

Describe a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to understanding depression. 

  • Teaching clients to become curious and interested 
  • Studying the interaction of thoughts, feelings and body reactions 

Identify three body-centred interventions that increase energy and focus in depressed clients. 

  • Experimenting with movement and posture 
  • Techniques for increasing energy in the body 

Explore Sensorimotor interventions that transform depressive beliefs.  

  • Beliefs condition the body 
  • The body conditions and reinforces beliefs 

Discuss the use of the social engagement system and its role in evoking an internal sense of safety as it relates to treatment. 

  • The social engagement system as a neural or somatic system 
  • How therapists can make use of somatic communication to enhance therapeutic effectiveness

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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