Innovations in Trauma Therapy Conference


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Never before have expert mental health clinicians gathered to teach unique and ground-breaking treatments for trauma. Each will present the theory and application of innovative treatment models. Interactive dialogue and clinical demonstrations make this DVD both a valuable and a unique learning experience for professionals around the world.

* Apply the principles of bottom-up processing to resolving traumatic experiences
* Recognizing differences between top-down and bottom-up processing
* Differentiate between the multiple systems involved in explicit and implicit memory
* Analyzing and describing the basic energy states of shutdown, hyperarousal and social engagement. In restoring self-regulation
* Accessing the felt-sense experience of the deep-self in stabilizing traumatic processing
* Address how adverse childhood experiences affect brain development, emotion regulation & cognition
* Review attachment research as it pertains to childhood
* Delineate current diagnostic criteria for Developmental Trauma Disorder
* Show how and why Dissociative Disorders should not be treated with the types of exposure techniques used for PTSD Flashbacks
* Define and describe time capsules as related to DID
* Describe the use of at least two hypnotic techniques to treat DID
* Describe the relationship between DID and hypnotic capacity
* Define energy psychology
* Identify EFT and TFT as two forms of energy psychology
* Describe a physical intervention used in energy psychology protocols
* Discuss the difference between energy psychology as a self-help approach and as a clinical intervention explain that acupoint tapping reduces threat arousal in the amygdala
* Define the Dual Attunement Frame (relational and Neurobiological attunement together) in Brainspotting
* Describe Outside Window, Inside Window Brainspotting and Gazespotting and how they are determined
* Discuss how the processing in Brainspotting is facilitated by observing the focused, sequential, internal experience of the client
* Name one physiological sign of likely PTSD
* Identify a life stage associated with the subsequent development of PTSD after experiencing a Category A traumatic event
* Name at least one clinician of the post WWII period identified with the development of the PTSD diagnosis
* Define secondary traumatization

* Session 1: Conference Introduction
* Session 2: How the Living, Sensing Body Resolves Trauma, Establishes Safety and Restores Resilience: Clinical Implications
* Session 3: Somatic Approaches to Ego-State Therapy: Using the Bodys Organic Intelligence to Resolve Traumatic Conflicts of the Self
* Session 4: Developmental Trauma Disorder: The Nexus of Attachment, Trauma and Brain
* Session 5: The Polyvagal Theory: Demystifying the Body's Response to Trauma
* Session 6: Opening Time Capsules : A Hypnotic Approach to the Treatment of DID
* Session 7: Energy Psychology in Treating Trauma-Based Conditions
* Session 8: Brainspotting: Accessing the Subcortical Brain through Your Visual Field to Resolve Trauma
* Session 9: An Integrative Approach to Stabilization with Dissociative Clients
* Session 10: Energy Psychology Treatment for PTSD: Evidence, Clinical Application, and Cautions
* Session 11: Using Ochbergs Counting Method as a Critical Element of Post-traumatic Therapy

Continuing Education Credits are available for the following professions:
* Addiction Counselors
* Counselors
* Marriage & Family Therapists
* Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists
* Psychologists
* Social Workers