Trauma

124 Navigating the New DSM-5

Martha Teater • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Martha TeaterThe recent introduction of DSM-5–the most important revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 20 years–requires clinicians to make various changes to the way they assess and diagnose clients. Continue reading

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201/301 Undoing Aloneness

Diana Fosha • Friday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Diana FoshaThe dyadic regulation of emotion is fundamental to the experience of good therapy. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) offers a range of precise experiential methods that facilitate moment-to-moment connection with clients. Continue reading

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209/309 Dependency in Trauma Treatment

Kathy Steele • Friday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 415E

Kathy SteeleOne of the challenges of treating trauma patients is establishing a secure attachment without allowing the therapeutic relationship to tip into disempowering dependence. This workshop will help you recognize signs of unhealthy dependency on the therapist Continue reading

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213/313 Healing Complex Trauma

Christine Courtois • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Christine CourtoisTreating clients suffering from the multilayered impact of complex trauma—such as abuse or family violence—can be the most challenging and baffling work we do. This workshop will offer an overview of advances treatment for complex trauma across the lifespan Continue reading

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214/314 When Attachment is the Problem

Diane Poole Heller • Friday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Diane Poole HellerMany clients bring to therapy the remnants of attachment wounds experienced before they learned to speak, so talk therapy is often ineffective at getting to the root of early memories that can continue to roil emotions and disturb relationships. Continue reading

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215/315 Post-Traumatic Growth

Lisa Ferentz • Friday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W

Lisa FerentzMuch has been written about the destructive and demoralizing effects of trauma. But post-traumatic growth is a process through which adverse life experiences open up new possibilities of healing that might not have occurred otherwise.
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216 Flash Forum on Trauma

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in Trauma Treatment Today

Donald Meichenbaum, Mary Jo Barrett, John Briere, Janina Fisher • Friday Morning

This Forum will offer fresh perspectives on how our basic understanding of trauma has developed since PTSD first became accepted as official diagnosis 30 years ago. Continue reading

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227 Men and Trauma

Patrick Dougherty • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 315E

Patrick DoughertyIt’s becoming increasingly clear that the range of issues men bring into our offices—such as shame, rage, passive dependency, control and communication issues, and narcissism—often stem from trauma. Continue reading

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1:15 PM FRIDAY LUNCHEON ADDRESS

LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM
Trauma and the Unspoken Voice of the Body • Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Bestselling author and developer of Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine will demonstrate how to integrate a bottom-up somatic approach with top-down behavioral processing in holistic therapeutic work. Continue reading

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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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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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