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The Latest in Trauma Treatments: Diagnosis, Neuroscience & Best Practices

  • Best practices for PTSD treatments
  • Proposed changes in the DSM-5®
  • Immediately applicable skills for traumatic stress survivors

This cutting-edge seminar presents the new trauma paradigm and how best to use this information to help your traumatized clients. Join Dr. Jamie Marich to learn about:

  • The current understandings of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Best practices for PTSD treatments
  • Proposed changes of the PTSD diagnosis in DSM-5®
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (Bessel van der Kolk)
  • DESNOS (Disorder of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (Herman)

This seminar will provide you with assessment skills and therapeutic techniques that are immediately applicable for traumatic stress survivors. If you work in an environment with any type of traumatic stress survivors and desire to increase your repertoire of therapies and techniques, then this seminar is for you!


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Jamie Marich
5 Hours 37 Minutes
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Feb 28, 2013
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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 5.5 hours CPD.



Jamie Marich's Profile

Jamie Marich Related seminars and products: 6

Ph.D., LPCC-S, Author

Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT is the author of Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment and Working with Survivors (PESI, 2014), EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (PESI, 2011), and two other books on trauma recovery. Marich began her career in human services working in humanitarian aid in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003. Jamie's journey with EMDR began as a client in 2004, and she's offered EMDR Therapy as a clinician since 2006.

An EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and Continuing Education Provider, Jamie was the EMDRIA Research Poster Award Winner in 2008 for her qualitative research on EMDR and addiction. Jamie's doctoral dissertation on the use of EMDR in addiction continuing care was published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, a major APA journal. As of 2015, Jamie and her training company (The Institute for Creative Mindfulness) are providers of EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training Courses in EMDR Therapy.

Jamie travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice (Mindful Ohio) in her home base of Warren, OH.  She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and a Reiki Master teacher. She also completed the StreetYoga Trauma-Informed Teacher Training Program and she is a Certified Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Facilitator/Space Holder. Jamie is also the author of Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2015).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jamie Marich is the Founder/Director of Mindful Ohio and The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. Dr. Marich receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jamie Marich has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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  • Describe the biological nature of trauma; how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms.
  • List the symptoms of trauma- hyperarousal; affect dysregulation; dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”.
  • Summarize the most effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation.
  • Demonstrate various meridian-based techniques to decrease client’s arousal levels and modulate affect.
  • List and define two current modalities for effectively reprocessing traumatic material.
  • Describe the three phases of trauma treatment.
  • Define and differentiate among the following: Developmental Trauma Disorder, Simple Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS.




Four important criteria:

  • DSM-IV-TR® Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • DSM-IV-TR® Acute Stress Disorder
  • DSM-5® potential changes
  • Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder

Multi System Assessment

  • Single incident trauma vs. multiple trauma
  • Combat, non combat, natural disaster
  • The Loss/trauma history
  • Family systems
  • Social systems
  • Personality Style and defensive structure
  • Normal vs. prolonged grief

Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm

  • Biological nature of trauma
  • Specific trauma symptoms and their order of appearance
  • Primary treatment issues in trauma therapy

Trauma’s Somatic and Sensorimotor Sequelae - “The body keeps the score”

  • Hyperarousal
  • Hypoarousal
  • Dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”
  • Affect dysregulation

Trauma’s Emotional and Spiritual Sequelae

  • Emotional avoidance
  • Meaning and beliefs
  • Existential and spiritual crises


The Three Phases of Trauma Treatment that are Required for Treating Trauma in an Ethical Manner

Techniques To Implement Cognitive, Somatic Interventions

  • In and out-of-session exercises for dissociative episodes and “flashbacks
  • Somatic exercises to facilitate the discharge of trapped “survival energy”

Techniques for Affect Regulation and Reduction of Physiological Arousal

  • In and out-of-session exercises for:
  • Grounding and centering
  • Containment and self-soothing
  • Decreasing physiological arousal levels
  • Recognizing and regulating affect

Trauma Reprocessing: Indications, Theory and Modalities

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and
  • Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Meridian-based techniques
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Techniques for Self-Mastery

  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive approaches
  • Values based approaches

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Therapists, Chaplains, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Crisis Intervention Specialists, Nurses



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