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Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity in the Treatment of Trauma


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Category:
Mindfulness |  Neurology |  Trauma and PTSD
Faculty:
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Duration:
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Jan 27, 2016
SKU:
POS049045
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Traumatic experiences are remembered not just in words but as speechless terror, overwhelming emotions and body sensations, self-destructive impulses and intractable depressions.

What were once discrete traumatic events have been “wired” into the brain and body as automatic reactions to present experience disconnected from any context that could explain them. Despite the best efforts of the client and therapist, the world still feels unsafe decades after the trauma.

Join international trauma expert, author, and presenter Janina Fisher, PhD, and learn techniques drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered therapy for the treatment of trauma. Dr. Fisher artfully weaves lecture, demonstration video and experiential exercises to provide you with new strategies to treat the often baffling treatment challenges presented by these traumatized clients.

Easily integrated into traditional psychotherapy models, this way of working enables both you and your client to feel a greater sense of hope and mastery as you address the challenges of trauma treatment.

OUTLINE

HOW TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES ARE REMEMBERED

  • Results of the brain scan research
  • Narrative memory centers are inhibited
  • Activated implicit memory: Intense emotions, body sensations, impulses, intrusive images

IMPLICIT AND PROCEDURAL MEMORY SYSTEMS

  • How do we know we are remembering without a story?
  • State-specific memory and traumatic triggers
  • Neuroplasticity and survival under threat

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ADAPTATION TO TRAUMA

  • “Neurons that fire together wire together”
  • Trauma symptoms: Kindling and sensitization
  • “Stuck’ cases
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Shame and self-loathing, numbing and shutdown
  • Clients who go from crisis to crisis

MINDFULNESS-BASED TREATMENTS

  • The symptoms tell the story better than the story
  • Introduction to Sensorimotor
  • Psychotherapy
  • Video: Working with the body in treatment

MINDFULNESS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Ingredients of mindfulness
  • Avoid attachment or aversion
  • Implicit and procedural memory

REGULATING TRAUMA-RELATED EMOTIONS, REACTIVITY AND AUTONOMIC AROUSAL

  • Cognitive resources
  • Somatic resources
  • Interpersonal neurobiological resources

PRINCIPLES OF NEUROPLASTIC CHANGE

  • Inhibit problematic pattern of response
  • Mindfully notice rather than react
  • Experiment with new action or reaction
  • Practice new pattern until it becomes automatic

NEUROPLASTIC PRINCIPLES TO TALK THERAPY

  • Practice, practice, practice!
  • Notice, notice, notice the results
  • Encode change as it occurs

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the neurobiological effects of traumatic experiences.
  2. Identify indicators of post-traumatic implicit versus explicit memory.
  3. Explain the role of the body in perpetuating post-traumatic symptoms.
  4. Describe neuroplasticity and how it can be facilitated in treatment.
  5. Demonstrate mindful versus non-mindful therapeutic interventions.
  6. Discuss the role of repetition in neuroplastic change.

 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 



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Faculty

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Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities. 

She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015) and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press). 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janina Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the flip chart, Psychoeducational Aids for Treating Psychological Trauma, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment, please visit our product store.

To order the book, 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, please visit our product store.

To order the DVD set, Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century (Complete 3-Part Set), please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Describe the neurobiological effects of traumatic experiences.
  2. Identify indicators of post-traumatic implicit versus explicit memory.
  3. Explain the role of the body in perpetuating post-traumatic symptoms.
  4. Describe neuroplasticity and how it can be facilitated in treatment.
  5. Demonstrate mindful versus non-mindful therapeutic interventions.
  6. Discuss the role of repetition in neuroplastic change.

Outline

HOW TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES ARE REMEMBERED

  • Results of the brain scan research
  • Narrative memory centers are inhibited
  • Activated implicit memory: Intense emotions, body sensations, impulses, intrusive images

IMPLICIT AND PROCEDURAL MEMORY SYSTEMS

  • How do we know we are remembering without a story?
  • State-specific memory and traumatic triggers
  • Neuroplasticity and survival under threat

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ADAPTATION TO TRAUMA

  • “Neurons that fire together wire together”
  • Trauma symptoms: Kindling and sensitization
  • “Stuck’ cases
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Shame and self-loathing, numbing and shutdown
  • Clients who go from crisis to crisis

MINDFULNESS-BASED TREATMENTS

  • The symptoms tell the story better than the story
  • Introduction to Sensorimotor
  • Psychotherapy
  • Video: Working with the body in treatment

MINDFULNESS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Ingredients of mindfulness
  • Avoid attachment or aversion
  • Implicit and procedural memory

REGULATING TRAUMA-RELATED EMOTIONS, REACTIVITY AND AUTONOMIC AROUSAL

  • Cognitive resources
  • Somatic resources
  • Interpersonal neurobiological resources

PRINCIPLES OF NEUROPLASTIC CHANGE

  • Inhibit problematic pattern of response
  • Mindfully notice rather than react
  • Experiment with new action or reaction
  • Practice new pattern until it becomes automatic

NEUROPLASTIC PRINCIPLES TO TALK THERAPY

  • Practice, practice, practice!
  • Notice, notice, notice the results
  • Encode change as it occurs

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