Principles of Trauma-Focused Therapy: working towards restoration and repair A 2-day training workshop at London with Dr Jamie Marich London, 1 February & 2 February 2019 (Friday & Saturday) 9:30am - 4:30pm on both days

At this 2-day workshop, which would be relevant for therapists and counsellors across modalities, Dr Jamie Marich demystifies the entire process from trauma assessment to restorative growth. Using real-world approaches and strategies with proven efficacies, the workshop allows us to make informed decisions based on setting, client preparedness and other contextual variables.


On Day 1, we look at effective assessment and case conceptualisation. We comprehend specific interventions for stabilization, grounding and symptom management. The content of Day 2 is slightly more advanced and is aimed at helping us ‘delve deeper’ with trauma interventions. We compare and contrast multiple approaches including cognitive methodologies like DBT and ACT, somatic and movement therapies, EMDR Therapy, brainspotting, DNMS and Gestalt approaches.


Our learning objectives over the two days include:


  • comprehend trauma from multiple perspectives including etymological, clinical, psychological, neurobiological and diagnostic standpoints
  • consider the similarities between working with trauma and addressing grief / loss and mourning
  • understand the Triphasic / consensus model of trauma treatment and articulate current research-based challenges to this long-standing model
  • highlight the role of the therapeutic relationship and boundary setting in effective trauma therapy
  • develop a plan of stabilization / affect regulation for our clients
  • implement and understand at least five trauma-informed stabilization skills
  • discuss qualities of effective trauma therapies, including the ability to assess our own capacity for working with trauma
  • define processing within the context of the adaptive information processing (AIP) model
  • discuss the range of therapy options available for helping clients process trauma, considering the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • come to grips with reintegration, post-traumatic growth, and resilience, and explain the relevance of each to overall trauma treatment
  • comprehend how self-care amongst clinicians working with trauma is a quality of care issue






About the speaker Dr Jamie Marich, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT is an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, Certified Therapist, and Training Provider who began her career working for humanitarian aid in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2000-2003. She travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice (Mindful Ohio) in her home town of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and regularly trains facilitators to take this unique practice into both clinical and community settings. Jamie Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), and Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors. Her new book, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation was released in late October 2015 with Skylight Paths Publishing. She is currently working on EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, scheduled for release with Springer Publishing. Marich is a certified rational living hypnotherapist and completed the Street Yoga trauma-informed yoga teacher training program. She is also a Certified Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) leader. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma (available on YouTube), and she made her first appearance on the popular Recovery 2.0 Conference. Additionally, NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. Workshop Schedule Day 1, Friday, 1 February 2019 Module 1: Fundamentals of Trauma: Learning Through the Ages Trauma Made Simple: Informing Effective Treatment Defining trauma PTSD vs. adverse life experiences complex trauma impact of trauma on society connections between trauma and grief/loss Trauma and the DSM-5® Assessing for trauma and its impact An overview on trauma and neuroscience Mindfulness, neuroscience, and the therapeutic relationship Module 2: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care Principles of Trauma Treatment Introduction to the 3-phase consensus model of trauma treatment Wading through the hype: literature review on what works in trauma treatment The importance of trauma stabilization It’s all about the relationship: Establishing rapport Boundary setting with trauma clients Creating a context for healing Module 3: Practical Strategies for Trauma Stabilization Trauma Stabilization in the Clinical Setting Teaching affect regulation and self-soothing Breath work Muscle relaxation Body scanning & body cuing Walking meditation Multisensory mindfulness (e.g., mindful listening, aromatherapy) Yoga, dance, & movement approaches Motivational enhancement and stages of change Module 4: The Trauma-Focused Clinician Trauma Stabilization in the Clinical Setting: Continued, with emphasis on application to clinician and addressing secondary trauma What Makes a Good Trauma Therapist? Addressing personal biases in working with trauma Literature review on qualities of an effective trauma therapist Making decisions about specialized training
Note: all bookings for seminars, workshops and webinars through this site are subject to our booking terms and conditions: click here Day 2, Saturday, 2 February 2019 Module 1: Going Deeper—Healing the Roots of Traumatic Wounding (Part I) Principles of Processing & Healing Trauma Processing defined The Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) and related models Metaphors for healing Literature review: What works best for processing? Deciding when to move forward with a client and what to target Finding the best fit of processing approach for a client Module 2: Going Deeper—Healing the Roots of Traumatic Wounding (Part II) An Overview of Options for Reprocessing Trauma and What Basic Understanding of Each Can Teach Us Cognitive approaches: CBT, trauma-focused CBT New wave cognitive approaches: DBT, ACT, MBCT EMDR and related interventions (e.g., brainspotting, progressive counting, DNMS) Somatic and movement therapies Energy therapies Gestalt approaches Creative arts & expressive arts therapy approaches Exposure therapies & visualization Module 3: Healing in Action: Live EMDR Therapy Demonstration Evaluate EMDR therapy after seeing a demonstration (ideal for those who are untrained to receive orientation and for those who are trained to deepen their clinical finesse and application of mindfulness to EMDR therapy Discuss similarities and differences between EMDR and other approaches to healing trauma Orientation to options for advanced training in trauma-focused interventions Module 4: Resiliency, Reintegration, & Post-Traumatic Growth Reintegration Following Reprocessing Defining post-traumatic growth and resilience Fundamentals of continuing care with trauma clients Evaluate how the person of therapist/clinician assists in this process Advanced Discussion of Efficacy as a Trauma Therapist Review numerous perspectives on what makes a good trauma therapist (e.g., clients’ perspectives, clinical perspectives, literature review) Self-care as a quality of care issue in working with trauma clients Review of options for further training and study

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