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Digital Seminar

Transforming the ‘Living Legacy’ of Trauma

Despite having survived, trauma survivors are often left with a fragmented, confusing sense of what happened.  Traumatic reminders continue to keep the trauma ‘alive’ by repetitively re-activating the stress response system and survival defences.  Unaware that these reactions are traumatic memories held in the body, they assume that they are still in danger or somehow at fault.

They still feel unsafe, still re-experience the same emotions of shame, fear, anger and hopelessness over and over again.  Telling the story of what happened sometimes brings relief but does not resolve the ‘living legacy’ of traumatic reactions that continue to torment the client day after day.

Learn how to help clients make sense of trauma-based symptoms (such as overwhelming emotions, intrusive images, numbing and disconnection), manage these overwhelming reactions, and change their relationship to the traumatic experiences, putting the past to rest.  


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Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
59 Minutes
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Feb 24, 2021
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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 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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  1. Determine the autonomic, cognitive, affective and somatic effects of traumatic events
  2. Integrate mindfulness-based psychoeducation to challenge conditioned patterns of response
  3. Utilize interventions that support stabilization or offer relief to clients


  • The ‘living legacy” of traumatic experience: why time doesn’t heal traumatic wounds
  • Empowering trauma survivors through psychoeducation
  • Making skill-building a relational experience
  • Addressing the ‘secondary effects’ of trauma: suicidality, self-harm, addiction, and eating disorders 
  • Resolution and healing: building a compassionate relationship to one’s selves

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 4


Rebecca K - KAYSVILLE, Utah

"The presenter was very knowledgeable and personable."

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