Traditional intervention strategies to overcome traumatic grief reactions have in the past failed to achieve successful treatment outcomes. Dysregulation of affect and other central symptoms of acute stress disorder and PTSD are often the result of dissociative reactions to cope with the traumatic loss. This workshop will focus on grief as a resource, methods to facilitate the containment and transmutation of negative affect and how to integrate the deceased as an internal resource.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Woltemade Hartman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Pretoria, South Africa. He is a past member of the Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and is the Founding Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of South Africa. He is the recipient of the 2009 Jay Haley Early Career Award for Innovative Contributions to Hypnosis from the International Society of Hypnosis.