Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models
August 20-24, 2012
An overwhelming array of treatment models is available to therapists working with chronically traumatized clients. What are the common denominators across these models, and what are the unique contributions of each? This workshop offers a conceptual framework and practical, phase-oriented approach to working with complicated, dysregulated trauma clients.
This approach stresses the importance of pacing, titration, and dyadic regulation with an emphasis on safety, stabilization, and secure attachment as primary treatment objectives. It is designed to help the clinician identify those strategies most appropriate for a given case.
The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of the most useful concepts and strategies from a variety of trauma treatment models – including IFS, EMDR, Hypnosis, CBT, Ego State Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing, AEDP, DBT, and the Structural Model Of Dissociation. An understanding of relevant concepts and strategies can guide the therapist during assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning as well as through all additional phases of treatment.
The second part of the workshop will offer guidelines for decision-making in establishing priorities, creating treatment plans, and making moment-to-moment intervention choices within individual treatment sessions. The over-arching approach proposed in this workshop acknowledges the competencies and survival resources inherent in each person and the power of the therapeutic relationship. Interventions are designed to honor and deepen existing resources, while simultaneously introducing new skills and strategies.
Throughout the presentation, videotapes will be shown to demonstrate the concepts and strategies being presented, and to show how multiple clinical models can be integrated into the treatment of an individual client. This workshop is open to all clinicians interested in treating traumatized populations.
- Complex PTSD and Related Conditions
- Overview of Trauma Treatment Models – Common Denominators and Unique Contributions
- Creating a Navigational Road Map
- Assessment Strategies/Tools; Conceptualizing Complex Cases
- Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment
- Stabilization and Safety; Resource and Skill Development
- Structural Dissociation; Dissociative Continuum; Psychoform and Somatoform Symptoms
- Understanding the Internal Family System; Self-leadership
- Self-at-Best and Self-at-Worst Triangles of Experience
- Identifying and Working with Defenses and Phobias
- Recognizing and Responding to Attachment Style
- Modulation Model; Dealing with Hyper- and Hypo-arousal; Self and Dyadic Regulation
- Mindfulness and Core Organizers of Experience; BASK Model
- Translating a Conceptual Understanding into a Treatment Plan
- Targeting and Tracking Change Processes
- Global and Moment-to-Moment Decision-making: Choosing the Best Strategies for a Given Client
- Exposure, Information Processing, and Narratives
- Developmental Repair and Corrective Emotional Experiences
- Transformation and Experiential Shifts: Realization; Passive to Active Defenses; Adaptive Action Tendencies; Undoing Aloneness and Immobility; Responsibility, Safety, and Choice; Integration Across BASK
- Cycling Through Past, Present, and Future Targets
- Meta-processing and Re-evaluation