A Comprehensive, Mind-Body Approach to Treating Clients with Chronic, Repeated, and/or Developmental Trauma An evening webinar with Dr Arielle Schwartz Online, 29 November 2018 (Thursday) 6:00pm - 9:00pm, London, UK time
Most of us, as mental health practitioners are trained in therapy for single traumatic events. However, clients with complex PTSD (C-PTSD) come to therapy with an extensive history of trauma that often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood with layers of personal, relational, societal, and / or cultural losses. It takes tremendous courage for a client to confront such traumatic memories and emotions. Successful therapy thus, requires a compassionate therapeutic relationship and effective, research-based interventions. At this engaging and interactive seminar, Dr Arielle Schwartz shares valuable leading-edge strategies that allow us to successfully address the dysregulated affect and arousal states that accompany C-PTSD. She explains practical tools that facilitate a strength-based approach to trauma recovery and increased resilience in our clients. The most common question asked by therapists working with C-PTSD is, “where do I start?” At this online training, we develop confidence in our ability to successfully organize and prioritize our client’s therapeutic goals. We also learn how to compassionately and effectively work with clients who have experienced multiple traumatic events and prolonged trauma exposure. The webinar will be especially useful for psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors who are interested in learning how to integrate somatic psychology interventions into their work with clients. We will learn how to: Identify contributing factors to the development of Complex PTSD Explore how Complex PTSD impacts the cognitive, emotional, and physical health of the client Recognize differential diagnosis of Complex PTSD as related to other diagnoses such as personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders Recognize how working within the “window of tolerance” can help reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization Define and describe top-down and bottom-up interventions in psychotherapy Discuss an integrative model for the treatment of C-PTSD drawn from DBT, EMDR Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and mind-body therapies About the speaker Arielle Schwartz, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant, and certified yoga instructor with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology through Naropa University. She is the author of two books The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Emotional Control and Becoming Whole (Althea Press, 2016) and EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (W. W. Norton, 2018). She is a core teacher with The Maiberger Institute offering Advanced Workshops on topics of EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Attachment Trauma, and Chronic Pain. Her psychotherapy practice specializes in PTSD, Complex PTSD, grief and loss, resilience, and therapeutic yoga. She is dedicated to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. www.drarielleschwartz.com
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