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Telehealth Treatment of Addictive Behavior with Janina Fisher, PhD

Without support and blaming themselves for being ‘weak,’ it is not surprising that many individuals under stress rely on addictive behaviour to manage their intense feelings and impulses.

Substance abuse, eating disorders, and impulsive acting out all have the effect of calming an irritable nervous system and creating distance from emotions and body sensations. Working effectively on addictions recovery is enhanced by an understanding of why it feels safer to use (or to act out sexually or to restrict, binge, and purge) than to experience one’s feelings and memories.

The challenge of helping addicted clients is magnified by the current COVID crisis and need to work virtually.

Just when stress is heightened for all human beings, access to 12-step programs and psychotherapy are now limited to telehealth contact. This recording will give you a conceptual “map” for understanding addiction as a survival strategy for regulating environmental stress and personal distress.

Using mindfulness-based and body-centred strategies drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, you can develop a toolkit for helping clients with addictive behaviour virtually even in the midst of a pandemic.


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Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
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Jun 01, 2020
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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 2.0 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: 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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  1. Determine the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and addictive behaviour
  2. Appraise the ‘Abstinence/Relapse Cycle’
  3. Implement mindfulness and somatic techniques to help clients regulate their nervous systems
  4. Plan resources that support clients’ recovery from their addictions


The Autonomic Nervous System & Addictive Behaviour

Working with the Abstinence/Relapse Cycle

Techniques to Implement to Regulate the Nervous System

  • Mindfulness approaches
  • Somatic approaches

Resources for Addictions Recovery

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 13


Julie K - TUCSON, Arizona

"Fabulous presenter. I am thankful to have heard Janina present in person last summer."

Lynn T - Winter Haven, Florida

"Excellent presentation; subject matter expert"


"Excellent learning experience"

Christina F - STOUGHTON, Massachusetts

"Very interesting and packed with useful information!"

Lylene H - Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

"Great seminar"

Amy O - Cary, North Carolina

"Great presentation - thank you!"

Margret F - RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey

"Even as a LCADC, I learned a great deal to use in my practice; thank you."

Please U - Bayville, New Jersey

"Janina Fisher was a great presenter, knowledgeable and personable."

Alexandria J - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Thank you for the information. I learned a great deal."

Elaine A - MEDICAL LAKE, Washington

"This was an excellent training. I recommended to several nursing leaders at my facility."

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