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BT18 Speech 14 - Helping Trauma Survivors to Have the Relationships They Deserve - Laura Brown, PhD

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Speeches |  Relationships |  Trauma |  Continuing Education |  Brief Therapy |  Intimacy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2018 |  Online Continuing Education
Laura Brown, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2018
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Survivors of complex childhood trauma --systemic abuse, neglect, and disrupted attachment schemata -- enter adulthood with internal working models of relationship that often lead them into difficult and painful connections with others. I will address the specific challenges in empowering these survivors to stop "paying the price of admission" to intimacy, and discuss how therapists can find effective strategies for addressing pre-verbal and early verbal core beliefs about self, being lovable, and being safe in relationships. 

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe how early attachment trauma creates problematic relationship schema, the "price of admission" construct.
  2. Describe strategies for assisting adults to identify their "price of admission" schemata.
  3. Describe how these problematic attachment schemata manifest themselves in therapy.

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Laura S Brown holds a PhD and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology. She has been in independent practice as a clinical and forensic psychology since 1979, and is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her work has focused on trauma, feminist practice, and cultural competence. Her most recent books include Not the price of admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma, and The feminist model of psychotherapy supervision, which has a companion DVD. Dr. Brown’s many awards include the lifetime achievement award of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology. She holds the rank of Shodan in Aikido, earned at age 64.