Attachment and Co-Regulation in Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Healing An evening webinar with Dr Arielle Schwartz Online, 21 November 2019 (Thursday) 6:00pm - 9:00pm, London, UK time
Attachment trauma is the result of parenting patterns that are unpredictable, neglectful and / or abusive during infancy and young childhood. Attachment injuries have been categorized as insecure ambivalent, insecure avoidant or disorganized. While these states arise as manifestations of survival strategies – these are, by no means inflexible or fixed for life. As therapists, we can create a conducive environment for addressing such attachment injuries through the therapeutic relationship; so as to help clients create satisfying lives and relationships in adulthood. We also need to be mindful of the fact that just as there is no such thing as the perfect parent, there is also no perfect therapist. In order to work with early childhood trauma successfully, therapists must be aware of how personal, unresolved attachment injuries can contribute to clinical blind spots. At this engaging and practical webinar, Dr Arielle Schwartz discusses how therapists can help their clients reclaim their lives from the costs of childhood trauma, by deepening compassion and reducing shame that often accompanies developmental wounds. Dr Schwartz presents a Resilience Informed Approach, which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes EMDR therapy, somatic psychology, parts-work and relational psychotherapy. Specifically, we discuss: Co-regulation and mutual regulation as the foundations for healing attachment trauma Examples of top-down and bottom up interventions in trauma treatment How to assess for dissociation and identify client’s parts or ego states Learn effective strategies to help us work with preverbal memories Articulate the six stages of trauma responses within the neurobiology of PTSD as it relates to clinical treatment Explore relational Interventions for shame Webinar Schedule: 6.00pm: Session 1: Understanding Attachment Attachment States and Strategies Functions of Secure Attachment Stress and Relationship The Neurobiology of Attachment Polyvagal Perspectives Learned Helplessness and Dissociation Early Childhood Rejection and Shame Treatment Considerations Working with Preverbal Trauma Psychobiological Regulation Case Conceptualization 7:30pm: Break 7:45pm: Session 2: Co-regulation in Therapy Understanding Defenses and Therapeutic Resistance Addressing Avoidance with Compassion Attending to Blocking Beliefs Resource Development Imaginary Allies Create a Safe Place for a Part Build Sensation and Affect Tolerance Processing Trauma Components of Pain and Illness Pendulation between Distress and Resource Relational Interventions for Shame Case Vignette Presentation 9:00pm: Close
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 Masters degree in Somatic Psychology through Naropa University. She is the author of three books: The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Emotional Control and Becoming Whole (Althea Press, 2017), EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (W. W. Norton, 2018) and The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook: Practical . 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.
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