Anxiety Depression and Trauma

319 Treating PTSD and Complex PTSD

Donald Meichenbaum • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Donald MeichenbaumnIn the aftermath of traumatic experiences, 75 percent of victimized individuals evidence resilience, or the ability to bounce back and cope with adversities as they arise. In some instances, they even show post-traumatic growth.
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323 Unlearning Social Anxiety

Margaret Wehrenberg • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Margaret WehrenbergSocial anxiety may be the most difficult anxiety disorder to treat, but the latest advances in the neurobiology of motivation and fear elimination are opening up new clinical possibilities. Continue reading

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325 Trauma’s Role in Addiction

Janina Fisher • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM

Janina FisherIt’s no secret that many therapists consider the field of addictions treatment to be a kind of foreign territory with its own special language and methods. But an increasing number of therapists have begun to view addictions as a response to trauma Continue reading

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403/503 Mastering Trauma Treatment

Deany Laliotis • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Deany LaliotisUnderlying all the techniques and methodologies for treating trauma today is a core set of fundamental skills that determine a clinician’s effectiveness in this challenging arena of practice. Continue reading

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406/506 Embracing the Disowned Self

Janina Fisher • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE TERRACE TENT

Janina FisherAs therapists, we like to think the primary antidote to clients’ feelings of self-loathing, shame, and worthlessness is our own demonstration to them of total acceptance and unconditional positive regard. Continue reading

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409/509 Customizing Trauma Treatment

Mary Jo Barrett • All Day Saturday
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM

Mary Jo BarrettNo two traumas are identical—which accounts for the abundance of interventions and approaches that exist. But given the many strategies to choose from, how do you assess which therapeutic style or technique is best for your client?
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411/511 Sex Addiction and Trauma

Christine Courtois & Robert Weiss • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Christine CourtoisRobert WeissWhat exactly is sex addiction? How does it differ from other types of addiction, like alcoholism or drug dependence? When linked to unresolved trauma, how is sex addiction treated?
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413/513 Trauma and Trance

Ronald Alexander • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W

Ronald AlexanderTrauma lives in our bodies and minds—and so does healing. This workshop will provide tools for shifting clients away from the frozen high-alert state that results from trauma and activating the healing-conducive parasympathetic nervous system. Continue reading

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414/514 Combined Anxiety and Depression

Margaret Wehrenberg • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE ROOM

Margaret WehrenbergAnxiety and depression are the most common of presenting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client, which they often do. Caught in a mix of anxiety and depression, different clients require different approaches, Continue reading

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419 Healing from the Bottom Up

Peter Levine • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Peter LevineOne of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma is to help them learn how to access safety and positive resource states instead of repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist. Continue reading

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423 Beyond DSM-5

David Mays • Saturday Morning
location: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

David MaysDespite its controversies, the DSM-5 offered little change from DSM-IV. But what’s ahead—the efforts to discover full-blown biological markers for a range of mental conditions—will truly revolutionize the mental health field. Continue reading

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424 The Gift of Grief

David Kessler • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: GOVERNOR’s BOARDROOM

David KesslerAs clinicians, we often feel helpless in the face of clients’ profound loss and extreme suffering. What can we say and how can we help them to “move on” in the face of a serious loss, whether it’s death, divorce, or estrangement? Continue reading

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518 Soothing the Traumatized Adolescent

Martha Straus • Saturday Afternoon
LOCatioN: suite 200e

Martha StrausIs it time to rethink the “timeout” as a disciplinary practice for out-of-control adolescents? Although the purpose of this widely accepted technique is to give misbehaving kids a few minutes by themselves to reregulate their emotions, Continue reading

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519 How Therapy Can Enhance Psychopharmacology

Frank Anderson • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATion: Suite 300e

Frank AndersonThere’s a missing link in psychopharmacological treatment that goes beyond matching the client to an effective medication. This link involves exploring the client’s relationship to, and negative or positive feelings about, being on medication. Continue reading

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