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Treating Trauma Clients at the Edge: How Brain Science Can Inform Interventions



Therapists often get shaken and lose confidence in their approach when a client’s trauma response edges into seemingly uncontrollable extremes of rage, panic, or suicidal desperation. This workshop provides an essential road map for treating difficult trauma cases through a detailed exploration of the neurobiological processes of hyperarousal and parasympathetic withdrawal underlying extreme symptoms. You’ll discover:

  • How to stay clear and calm while working with clients in extreme states
  • When it’s necessary to be the “auxiliary brain” for your client
  • When to slow things down and hand over control vs. when you need to be bigger than the extreme symptom
  • When to work from the top-down and when to work from the bottom-up


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.4
Speakers:
Frank Anderson
Duration:
2 Hours 01 Minutes
Copyright:
24 Mar, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052805
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

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This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Frank Anderson Related seminars and products: 4

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Frank Guastella Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the chairman of the Foundation for Self Leadership (the Internal Family Systems Therapy organization) and has served on the research advisory committee and the speakers bureau for the Center for Self Leadership.

He has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter "Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He has maintained a long affiliation with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston and maintains a private practice in Concord, MA. 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Outline

  • Experiential Treatments – Integrating neuroscience and psychotherapy
    • Necessity of utilizing physical, emotional and relationship aspects in therapeutic intervention
  • Problems with traditional phase oriented treatment
    • Negative evaluation of symptoms – ignoring their protective function
  • Internal Family Systems
    • Understanding symptom presentation as positive efforts pushed to extremes
    • Welcoming and integrating all parts of an individual
    • Identifying intent of symptomology, importance of avoiding shaming
  • Redefining trauma related diagnoses and integrating overactive protective mechanisms
    • Disorganized attachment
    • Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Therapist factors – vulnerabilities
    • Impact of therapist parts acting as separately as the clients we work with
    • Responding effectively to personal triggers
  • Symptoms of post trauma
    • Hyperarousal, hyperarousal, psychic wounds
    • Importance of obtaining permission before addressing psychic wounds
  • Experiential exercise – self-awareness, response to triggers
  • Mind-brain relationships
    • Neuroplasticity, neural integration
    • Neural networks associated with trauma
    • Implicit nature of trauma memories
  • Autonomic nervous system
    • Role of cortisol
    • Sympathetic hyper-arousal
    • Characteristics of extreme symptom activation and mixed states
  • Therapeutic responses
    • Choosing compassion or empathic responses
    • Providing auxiliary cognition
    • Strategies to avoid contributing to hyperarousal
    • Top down strategies to separate or unblend
  • Case presentation – example of permission seeking, direct access and unblending
  • Polyvagal Theory
    • Dorsal and ventral branches
    • Activating strategies, responding to hypo-arousal, blunting

Objectives

  1. Explore how to stay clear and calm while working with clients in extreme states
  2. Assess when it’s necessary to be the “auxiliary brain” for your client
  3. Determine when to slow things down and hand over control vs. when you need to be bigger than the extreme symptom
  4. Ascertain when to work from the top-down and when to work from the bottom-up

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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