Digital Seminar

Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma



Shame often prevents your traumatized clients’ recovery and hampers their ability to find relief and perspective despite effective treatment. Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving only hopelessness. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn effective experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from internationally renowned trauma expert Janina Fisher, Ph.D. Dr. Fisher will show you how to help clients relate to their symptoms with mindful dual awareness and curiosity rather than automatic acceptance. If you are frustrated with the lack of treatment success in your traumatized clients, this workshop will provide the solutions for long-term healing.

Despite your best efforts, unshakeable feelings of shame and self-hatred often undermine treatment: your clients repeatedly take two steps forward, then one step back. In this one of a kind workshop you will understand shame from a neurobiological perspective – as a survival strategy driving somatic responses of automatic obedience and total submission – enforced by the client’s punitive introspection.

With this recording, you will learn to integrate traditional psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural techniques with Sensorimotor interventions that emphasize posture, movement and gesture. With these new techniques, issues of shame can become an avenue to transformation rather than a source of stuckness.
 


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Faculty:
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 19, 2020
Product Code:
POS045995
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.

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Janina Fisher, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. 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. 

She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015) and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press). 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janina Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Describe the role of shame and self-loathing as symptoms of trauma.
  2. Identify the neurobiological effects of shame.
  3. Describe the role of negative cognitive schemas in perpetuating shame.
  4. Assess the physiological and cognitive contributions to shame.
  5. Apply somatic interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that decrease shame.
  6. Practice memory processing, cognitive-behavioural and ego state techniques.

Outline

The Neurobiology of Shame

  • The role of shame in traumatic experience
  • Shame as an animal defence survival response
  • Effects of shame on autonomic arousal
  • Why shame is so treatment-resistant

Shame and Attachment: Its Evolutionary Purpose

  • Shame and the attachment system
  • Rupture and repair in attachment formation
  • What happens to shame without interpersonal repair

The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma

  • Disgust, degradation, and humiliation interpreted as “who I am”
  • Cognitive schemas that exacerbate shame
  • Internal working models predict the future and determine our actions

Treating Shame: Working from the “Bottom Up”

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Physiological state as the entry point for treatment
  • Regulating shame states with somatic interventions
  • Using mindfulness-based techniques to inhibit self-judgment

Healing Shame: Acceptance and Compassion

  • Re-contextualizing shame as a younger self or part
  • Dual awareness of who we are now and who we were then
  • Getting to know our “selves”
  • Bringing our adult capacity to our childhood vulnerability 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Medical Professionals
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 1288

Comments

Anita G - MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Maryland

"a wonderful presentation !"

Sylvia S - JULIETTE, Georgia

"Questions were answered in detail"

Woldemariam G - Alta Loma, California

"Super star faculty with masterful content and delivery. Met my need quite well"

Marti L - Saint Louis, Missouri

"Janina Fisher was outstanding! I bought her book. I would like to take more of her courses/webinars."

Sheila F - NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada

"Excellent course. I would go to her for therapy myself."

John R - Bear, Delaware

"Well done presentation. "

Kim S - SYRACUSE, New York

"Always delightful Thank you "

Rachel G - New Milford, Connecticut

"Dr. Fisher is engaging and an amazing presenter and educator. I am going to attend another one of her workshops in the future."

Shannon S - CHICO, California

"This was extraordinarily useful and insightful information. I look forward to the use of what I learned in this training with my clients."

Lorie H - Walnut Creek, California

"She gave an excellent presentation .. very useful!"

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