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The Latest Advances in Trauma Treatment
Course - Audio (On Demand)
$99.99 USD
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Course - Audio (On Demand)   Instructions
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Session 1 (Mary Jo Barrett):
  1. Identify the five essential ingredients to effective trauma therapy.
  2. Explain how the structure and environment of sessions affect the treatment.
  3. Discuss why a collaborative approach to therapy is especially relevant to traumatized clients.

Session 2 (Donald Meichenbaum):
  1. Explain how clients’ narratives shape their experiences.
  2. Illustrate this case-conceptualization model for trauma.
  3. Name 3 ways to help clients strengthen their resilience.

Session 3 (Pat Ogden):
  1. Explain how a somatic narrative can help traumatized clients process their experiences.
  2. Discuss how sensorimotor therapy may be particularly effective with clients who’ve experienced trauma.
  3. Define the “implicit self.”

Session 4 (Kenneth V. Hardy):
  1. Identify how sociocultural issues can lend themselves to trauma.
  2. Describe how clinicians can consider issues such as poverty and racism when working with traumatized clients.
  3. Explain how therapists can broaden their frame of reference on such topics to be more effective with clients.

Session 5 (Christine Courtois):
  1. Define dissociation and explain why this may happen to clients.
  2. Explain ways to help dissociated clients process their experiences and move beyond this coping method.
  3. Discuss how to help dissociated clients create new personal narratives.

Session 6 (Diana Fosha):
  1. Explain dyadic affect regulation.
  2. Describe the therapist’s role in this attachment-based approach.
  3. Discuss how the concept of resilience is used with traumatized clients.



Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest.


Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement some 15 years ago to become Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. (Please see that has had over 2 million HITS worldwide). He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and in a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century”. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association and he was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in ALL 50 U.S. states and internationally. He has published extensively and most recently published Roadmap to Resilience: A guide for military, trauma victims and their families (visit

Among his other books are included Treatment of Individuals With Anger Control Problems And Aggressive Behavior; Stress Inoculation Training; Facilitating Treatment Adherence And the Unconscious Reconsidered. He has consulted for various populations including veterans’ hospitals, with the National Guard, psychiatric treatment centers for children, adolescents and adults, treatment center for individuals with traumatic brain injuries, torture victims, Native populations, deaf populations and school boards. See papers by Dr. Meichenbaum on (go to home page and Click on Author’s Index and scroll to Meichenbaum).


Pat Ogden, PhD: Founder and Educational Director, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; author, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment.


Francine Shapiro, Ph.D, is the originator and developer of EMDR therapy, which has been designated as an effective trauma treatment by a wide range of organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Defense. She is a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Director of the EMDR Institute, and founder of the nonprofit EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, which provides pro bono training and treatment to underserved populations worldwide. Dr. Shapiro is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for Psychotherapy of the City of Vienna, the American Psychological Association Trauma Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology, and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award, from the California Psychological Association. Her new book for both laypeople and clinicians is called Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy.


Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D., is the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of family therapy at Drexel University. He's the coauthor of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence and Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice.


Christine Courtois, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is the principal of Courtois & Associates, a private practice, and cofounder and former clinical director of The CENTER: Post-Traumatic Disorders Program in Washington, D.C. She's the coeditor of Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders and associate editor of the journal Psychological Trauma. She's the author of Recollections of Sexual Abuse and Healing the Incest Wound, revised edition, and coauthor of the forthcoming The Treatment of Complex Trauma.


Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of AEDP and director of the AEDP Institute. She's the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change, and of numerous articles and chapters on transformational processes in experiential psychotherapy and trauma treatment. She's a coeditor of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, and Clinical Practice.
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