Clinical experience and research has shown energy psychology (EP) to be a highly effective brief treatment of PTSD in contexts that range from war related PTSD in US veterans to the effects of genocide in Rwandan orphans. This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment. Discover how to actually remove the traumatic energy/emotions from traumatic events that facilitates insight, mindfulness and posttraumatic growth.
This live demonstration will illustrate how to briefly connect with a client who has been suffering from some aftereffect from trauma and to help the client resolve some of that post-traumatic suffering.
This workshop will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation. We will focus on the fundamental difference between trauma desensitization vs. integration and growth, and look at the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress. We will examine the role of interpersonal rhythms and attunement in establishing a sense of self and community. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate affect regulation techniques, examine ways to deal with fragmented self-experience, and teach the benefits of yoga, EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, music and theater.
People with post-traumatic stress often suffer for years and develop a variety of troubling and often crippling problems. This talk will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods have shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities. You will leave equipped with a different understanding of how to treat trauma and four specific methods you can use right away in your work.
Couples therapy is often complicated and delicate when one partner has suffered childhood sexual abuse. The needs of both partners must be honored though one partner’s dream may be the other partner’s nightmare. This workshop describes the details of applying Gottman Method Couples Therapy to a case involving one partner’s history of severe sexual abuse.
Topical Panel 03 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - PTSD and Abuse
Featuring Frank Pittman III, MD, Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol., Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, and Francine Shapiro, PhD.
Moderated by Michael Yapko, PhD.
An example of how a Constructive Narrative Perspective (CNP) can be used to explain the persistence of Post-traumatic Disorder and the treatment implications will be offered. Research implications for using a CNP will be examined.
EP09 Topical Panel 05 – Post-Traumatic Disorders – Albert Bandura, Marsha Linehan, and Donald Meichenbaum
Educational Objective: To compare and contrast clinical and philosophical perspectives of experts.
Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss the “State of the Art” in treating PTSD and use videos to demonstrate how to conduct integrative treatment intervention. He will highlight the value of a Constructive Narrative Perspective. Finally, some 300,000 soldiers are returning from combat with PTSD and comorbid disorders. Dr. Meichenbaum will address their needs and discuss ways to bolster resilience. (see www.warfighterdiaries.com)