The phobic core of PTSD is a conditioned response to a terrifying event, easily treated with a process demonstrated in an 8-minute video. Learn the key components that combine to make this method so effective. Other co-occurring problems—grief, rage, anxiety, guilt, shame, drugs, etc.—require different processes for resolution.
Following the exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75 % of individuals will be impacted, but they go onto evidence resilience and in some instances post traumatic growth. In contrast, 25 % will evidence PSTD and persistent adjustment disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for treatment decision making. He will use a Constructive Narrative Perspective to demonstrate how to bolster client's resilience.
For over 20 years, Dr. Zimbardo has researched the power of relationship with time has on our lives. He has co-authored two published books on the topic, The Time Paradox and The Time Cure, and developed the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) which has been translated into over 24 languages and validated globally. his talk will review the major research on time perspective and introduce his work with Dr. Richard Sword and Rosemary Sword on Time Perspective Therapy, a brief therapy intervention to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
This workshop will demonstrate ways to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy with individuals with Complex PTSD and ways to provide integrated treatment for comorbid disorders such as Prolong and complicated grief, suicidality and substance abuse disorders. A Case Conceptualization Model will be offered that informs treatment decision making. Specific evidence-based interventions will be examined.
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.
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.