Anxiety Depression and Trauma

520 Brainspotting

David Grand • Saturday Afternoon
Location: EMPIRE ROOM

David GrandSymptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. Continue reading

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522 Yoga Meditations for Anxiety

Amy Weintraub • Saturday Afternoon
LOCation: Capitol room

Amy WeintraubWhile mindfulness meditation has become widely used to help remedy mood dysregulation and attentional problems, many people—particularly those with trauma histories—are just too agitated to tolerate sitting quietly and watching their breath. Continue reading

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525 Resolving Regret

Steve Andreas • Saturday Afternoon
location: calvert room

Steve AndreasNo one makes all the right choices all of the time, and when our decisions don’t turn out how we’d wished, we’re usually able to address or rebalance our sense of regret. However, this is not always a simple, independent process. Continue reading

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601 When Talk Isn’t Enough

Bessel Van Der Kolk • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Bessel Van Der KolkAfter being traumatized, the body keeps pumping out stress hormones that make people feel frazzled, agitated, or shut down. Talk therapy alone doesn’t reset the limbic system, the part of the brain that creates a sense of fear and helplessness. Continue reading

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604 The Many Faces of PTSD

Steve AndReas • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Steve AndreasOver the years, PTSD has become a catch-all label applied to anyone who’s haunted by the memory of a disturbing event. But contrary to popular misconceptions, PTSD isn’t a single entity, nor does one type of treatment fit everyone. Continue reading

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605 What’s New in Psychopharmacology?

Frank Anderson • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Frank AndersonWith so many controversies about the effectiveness of psychopharmacological interventions, and so many seemingly contradictory research findings, now’s the time to confront questions about best practices. Are antidepressants any better than placebos? Continue reading

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608 Treating Personality Disorders

Noel Larson • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Noel LarsonMany clients with personality disorders suffer from severe childhood attachment injuries that can make forming a therapeutic alliance difficult. Recent insights into these disorders, however, have revealed various new considerations for treatment, Continue reading

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609 When the Therapist Gets Triggered

Lisa Schwarz & Ron Schwenkler • Sunday All Day
location: SUITE 200E

Lisa SchwarzRon SchwenklerTrauma work can be intimidating for therapists, especially when it triggers their own fears. This resilience-building workshop will give you tools and resources to prepare you for the inevitable challenging moments in trauma work. Continue reading

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611 The Enigma of OCD

Susan Osofsky • Sunday All Day
locatioN: CALVERT ROOM

Susan OsofskyTreating obsessive-compulsive disorder often challenges therapists’ usual way of approaching clients. Not only does talk therapy generally not work to alleviate ritualized repetitive behavior, it can actually lead to an increase in symptoms. Continue reading

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614 Beyond Trauma

Deany Laliotis • Sunday All Day
location: EMBASSY ROOM

>Deany LaliotisWhile EMDR is best known for its treatment of trauma, it has developed into a comprehensive psychotherapy approach that treats a broad spectrum of presenting issues across various clinical populations.  Learn about using EMDR in your practice. Continue reading

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617 Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw • Sunday All Day
locatioN: SUite 215E

Joan FarrellIda ShawSchema Therapy addresses the problems presented by borderline personality disorder (BPD) clients from the bottom up—starting with underlying early maladaptive schemas that result from early-life emotional needs not being met.
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