SOLD OUT! An Empowered Approach for Working with Complex Trauma
With experience, we have learned that EMDR, ‘Parts’ Models, and Attachment interventions work better in collaboration than they do alone. This training is about deepening your understanding of the legacy-of-trauma (single incident, relational, early childhood, and complex) and learning how to apply interventions that work across the entire diagnostic spectrum—from simple PTSD to Complex PTSD, Borderline and DID. You will learn to recognize, understand and treat dissociation, as well as how to apply specific interventions for moving your most complex cases towards readiness for trauma processing.
The curriculum is designed for both EMDR therapists and other mental health professionals who have experience working with trauma. We will visit and move beyond EMDR to focus on the ways in which trauma-informed therapies overlap, inform/support one another, and illuminate the bigger picture! From this larger map, we will learn to decode persistent, seemingly intractable symptoms and apply effective interventions derived from multiple sources. Included in the course will be the most salient and effective theory and interventions from Structural Dissociation, Internal Family Systems, EMDR and Attachment Therapy. The course will include: lecture, live demonstration, practicum and case examples.
Day 1 & 2: At The Crossroads of Trauma Therapy
Friday, November 30th (8:30am – 5:00pm)
Saturday, December 1st (8:30am – 5:00pm)
Day 3: Mastering Trauma-Informed Therapy (Add-on)
Sunday, December 2nd (10:00am – 4:30pm)
(Get more information and/or register separately for Day 3 here →)
The Oakland Center, In the Trans Pacific Center
1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607
The Oakland Center is located directly across from 12th Street BART stop in Oakland.
Inside the Trans Pacific Centre at the corner of 11th St. and Broadway.
Participants will be able to…
- Identify trauma across the diagnostic spectrum (single incident, relational, early childhood, and complex)
- Define the neurobiological source/function of dissociation
- Identify key symptoms of clinically significant dissociation
- Identify signs/symptoms of dissociation within an EMDR processing session
- Apply key interventions for the treatment of dissociation and identify when/how to use each intervention
- Apply Parts Models, Attachment Theory and EMDR Modified protocols to complex trauma cases
- Apply attachment repair interventions to activate and repair the human attachment system
- Identify client-readiness for trauma processing
Take-away Tools & Skills:
- Attach System Repair Tools & Skills
- Ideal Parent Protocol
- Stabilization Skills
- Dissociative Table
- Mapping Parts
- Stabilization Tools
- Time Orientation Strategies
- Teaching Calm
- Working with Parts to enhance meta-cognition, grow adult perspective, install capacity to self-sooth, widening the Window of Tolerance
- Modified Trauma Processing Tools (overview)
- Modified EMDR protocols
DAY ONE: Learning the Concepts
8:30-10:00 Intro + Big Picture: The story of Dissociation
10:10-12:00 Big Picture (cont.). Attachment, Dissociation, and Complex Trauma. Where EMDR fits in. Modified EMDR protocols and Intro to additional and essential treatment strategies. Intro to Meta-Cognition.
1:00-1:45 Interventions that work & why. Structural Dissociation. Overview of Stabilization Interventions
1:45-3:00 Movie short!
3:10-4:00 Interventions in Detail: Meta-cognition, Practicum – Mapping Parts
4:00-4:15 Stabilization (cont.): Calm, Time Orientation, Strengthen Attach System.
3:45-4:00 EMDR Readiness and Modified EMDR protocols
4:00-4:20 Case example
DAY TWO: Doing the Work
8:30-8:45 Big Picture Review
8:45-10:00 Intro to IFS with lecture, live demo
10:15-12:00 Intro to Dissociative Table with lecture, live demo
Dissociative Table (Stabilization)
2:30-3:30 Intro to Ideal Parent Protocol w/ lecture, live demo
Ideal Parent Protocol (Attachment Repair)
4:30-5:00 Case Consultation