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Digital Seminar

Steps Toward Healing Traumatic Attachment & Borderline Personality Disorder

Witness and learn from master clinician and trauma expert Janina Fisher, PhD., in this series of compelling, real-life therapy sessions that demonstrate key moments in treating trauma and associated disorders with challenging clients. Each session includes an introductory teaching moment from Dr. Fisher, and is interspersed with commentary – giving you the best opportunity to truly learn proven therapeutic trauma techniques and improve treatment outcomes.

“KW,” a 22-year-old mother of two, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, wants to work on stabilizing a volatile relationship to the father of her children and learn to manage her rage and impulsivity. Adopted at 18 months after being removed from her abusive parents’ care, she has always exhibited classic signs of traumatic attachment: separation anxiety, fear of abandonment, rejection sensitivity, fight and flight responses to disappointment or betrayal-and equal difficulty tolerating distance and closeness. In this session, healthy attachment to her children is used as a resource to help her gain insight, develop control over impulsive behavior, and facilitate internal compassion and self-soothing.


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Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
1 Hour 35 Minutes
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Jan 01, 2017
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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 1.5 hours CPD.


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Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice; Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Credit Provider; former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of 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, and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma. 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


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Janina Fisher has an employment relationship with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and she is a consultant for Khiron House Clinics and the Massachusetts Department of MH Restraint and Seclusion Initiative. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She receives book royalties as a published author. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Janina Fisher is on the advisory board for the Trauma Research Foundation.

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  • Utilize right and left brain communication to improve the effectiveness of attachment treatment.
  • Describe the Structural Dissociation mode as it relates to trauma.


  1. Introduction of Client
  2. Psychological Trauma Flip Chart
    1. The Split Brain
  3. Client Background
  4. Recap and Analyzation with Janina
    1. Domestic Violence in Pregnancy
  5. Attachment
  6. Recap and Analyzation with Janina
    1. Domestic Violence and Attachment
  7. Anger in Relationships
  8. Recap and Analyzation with Janina
    1. Structure Dissociation Model
  9. Childhood Attachment
  10. Recap and Analyzation with Janina
    1. Earned Secure Attachment
  11. Internal Attachment
  12. Recap and Analyzation with Janina
    1. Internal Attachment

Target Audience

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



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 42


Joan M - Blarney

"this was a very exciting module as Janina has helped me understand so much about the impact of trauma on attachment."

Judith H - ACTON, Massachusetts

"I loved this course; so very helpful in understanding domestic violence victims and in having a way to work with those who just can't seem to leave!"

Vanessa B - PISCATAWAY, New Jersey

"It was very beneficial to have an actual session that was dissected and explained."

Suzie S - maroubra, New South Wales

"Wonderful to watch Janina Fisher in vivo. Thank you"

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