Deborah Korn — Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models
Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models, a 2019 Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Deborah Korn, July 1-5, 2019
Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models
July 1-5, 2019
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 moment-to-moment tracking and dyadic regulation with an emphasis on secure attachment as a primary treatment objective. 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 SE, AEDP, DBT, and Structural 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 intervention choices. The overarching 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 and self-capacities, while simultaneously introducing new skills and strategies. Throughout the workshop, 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.
Complex PTSD and Related Conditions
Screening for Dissociation
Trauma Treatment Models: Common Denominators and Specialized Contributions
Complex Case Conceptualization: Macro/Micro Conceptual Maps, Treatment Planning
Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment
Modulation Model; Dealing with Hyper- and Hypo-arousal
Structural Dissociation; Dissociative Continuum; BASK Model
Understanding the Internal Family System
Evaluating Readiness for Trauma Processing
Disrupted Developmental Domains: Responsibility/Self-worth, Safety, Power
Resilient Self and Compromised Self Triangles of Experience
Phobias, Defenses, and Pathogenic Affects
Recognizing and Responding to Attachment Styles
Moment-to-Moment Tracking; Dyadic and Self-regulation
Translating a Conceptual Understanding into a Treatment Plan
Intervention Categories /Hierarchy; Process vs. Content Interventions
Global and Moment-to-Moment Decision-making: Choosing the Best Strategies for a Given Client
Mindfulness and Relationally-Focused Interventions
Regulation and Information-Focused Interventions
Ego State and Defense-Focused Interventions
Processing and Integration-Focused Interventions
Experiential Shifts: Realization; Passive to Active Defenses; Adaptive Action Tendencies, Completion and Truth
Past, Present, and Future Targets
See / Hear Deborah Korn
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