Janina Fisher ~ Healing Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation
November 5, 2018
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
Traumatic Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation.
In the context of trauma, attachment failure is inevitable, leaving a lasting imprint on all future relationships, including the therapeutic one. Rather than experiencing others as a haven of safety, traumatized clients are driven by powerful wishes and fears of relationship. Because the capacity to tolerate emotion without becoming overwhelmed depends upon secure attachment in childhood, therapeutic work is often challenged by the client’s vulnerability to affect dysregulation. In this presentation, we will address the impact of traumatic and less-than-optimal attachment experiences on affect regulation, exploring the effects of traumatic attachment from a psychobiological perspective and how to work with its relational legacy.
This workshop utilizes a combination of lecture, video, and experiential exercise to explore a neurobiologically-informed understanding of the impact of trauma on attachment behavior, somatic interventions for challenging trauma-related relational patterns, and how to use ourselves as “neurobiological regulators” of the client’s dysregulated emotional and autonomic states.
- Participants will be able to describe the effects of trauma-related attachment on affect regulation
- Participants will be able to identify the effects of disorganized attachment on interpersonal relationships
- Participants will be able to utilize Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions to address attachment and trauma-related issues in psychotherapy
- Participants will be able to employ interactive neurobiological regulation to help clients tolerate psychotherapy and be more effective collaborators
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, Director of Psychological Services for Khiron Clinics UK; Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; an Instructor at the Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk; an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Credit Provider; former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation; and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international writer and lecturer on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (in press) and author of the forthcoming book, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (in press). Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities. For more information, go to www.janinafisher.com.
Day 3 Only - November 5, 2018, Janina Fisher, Healing Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation
Day 3 only: November 5 Janina Fisher. Early registration online rate: $260.00 + HST (taxes included in price charged). After October 1, 2018 online rate $310 + HST (taxes included in price charged)
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