Christine Courtois & Robert Weiss • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM
What exactly is sex addiction? How does it differ from other types of addiction, like alcoholism or drug dependence? When linked to unresolved trauma, how is sex addiction treated?
Ronald Alexander • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W
Trauma lives in our bodies and minds—and so does healing. This workshop will provide tools for shifting clients away from the frozen high-alert state that results from trauma and activating the healing-conducive parasympathetic nervous system. Continue reading
Peter Levine • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM
One of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma is to help them learn how to access safety and positive resource states instead of repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist. Continue reading
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Martha Straus • Saturday Afternoon
LOCatioN: suite 200e
Is it time to rethink the “timeout” as a disciplinary practice for out-of-control adolescents? Although the purpose of this widely accepted technique is to give misbehaving kids a few minutes by themselves to reregulate their emotions, Continue reading
David Grand • Saturday Afternoon
Location: EMPIRE ROOM
Symptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. Continue reading
Bessel Van Der Kolk • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM
After being traumatized, the body keeps pumping out stress hormones that make people feel frazzled, agitated, or shut down. Talk therapy alone doesn’t reset the limbic system, the part of the brain that creates a sense of fear and helplessness. Continue reading
Steve AndReas • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM
Over the years, PTSD has become a catch-all label applied to anyone who’s haunted by the memory of a disturbing event. But contrary to popular misconceptions, PTSD isn’t a single entity, nor does one type of treatment fit everyone. Continue reading
Noel Larson • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM
Many clients with personality disorders suffer from severe childhood attachment injuries that can make forming a therapeutic alliance difficult. Recent insights into these disorders, however, have revealed various new considerations for treatment, Continue reading
Lisa Schwarz & Ron Schwenkler • Sunday All Day
location: SUITE 200E
Trauma work can be intimidating for therapists, especially when it triggers their own fears. This resilience-building workshop will give you tools and resources to prepare you for the inevitable challenging moments in trauma work. Continue reading
Deany Laliotis • Sunday All Day
location: EMBASSY ROOM
While EMDR is best known for its treatment of trauma, it has developed into a comprehensive psychotherapy approach that treats a broad spectrum of presenting issues across various clinical populations. Learn about using EMDR in your practice. Continue reading
Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw • Sunday All Day
locatioN: SUite 215E
Schema Therapy addresses the problems presented by borderline personality disorder (BPD) clients from the bottom up—starting with underlying early maladaptive schemas that result from early-life emotional needs not being met.
Continuing the Conversation begun in his Future View talk, The Frontiers of Trauma Treatment, and his workshop, When Talk Isn’t Enough, Bessel van der Kolk will answer your questions about new trauma treatment approaches in this post-Symposium session.
This hour-long video Webcast session is free to all Full Pass and Full Pass PLUS attendees.
These follow-up sessions are planned for mid-May. All Symposium attendees will be notified of the exact date and time.