Stuck in the Vortex of Despair: Responding to PTSD

September 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mary Anne Van Rooyen

A realistic approach of how to treat CPTSD and DT in short-term agency-based programs as well as ongoing long-term psychotherapy will be outlined. Early childhood trauma (emotional deprivation, physical /sexual abuse) intertwined with insecure early attachment patterns and the strain of present-day adversity may lead some clients to experience chronic and complex intrapsychic, and interpersonal reactions. For some individuals, their lives are filled with a pool of unmet needs, a legacy of interpersonal turmoil, a range of disruptive trauma reactions, and a deficit of skill, motivation, and support to move beyond their past. These individuals may become chronically depressed, have addictions, and are vulnerable to ongoing victimization.

Learning Objectives:

-Understand the intersecting dimensions of insecure attachment and Complex/Developmental Trauma
-Distinguish PTSD, CPTSD, BDP and DT
-Identify the core characterological features of chronic trauma (rigid schemas, physical/emotional dysregulation, emotional flashbacks, oversized inner critic, shame prone-identity, self-alienation, blocked grief, dissociation, fixed flight, flight, freeze, fawn responses, relational reenactments, existential despair)
-Outline key treatment directions, strategies, and models: Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Registration closes September 17th 2020.

Monday, September 21, 2020 & Monday, September 28, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Time

This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute

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