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Digital Seminar

When Unresolved Attachment Trauma Is the Problem: Working with Avoidant and Disorganized Clients



Many clients bring to therapy the remnants of attachment wounds experienced before they learned to speak, so talk therapy is often ineffective at getting to the root of early memories that can continue to roil emotions and disturb relationships. This workshop presents a unique approach to correcting insecure attachment through specific corrective experiences that address the emotional injuries they incurred in early life. Through experiential exercises and videos of client sessions, you’ll see the profound effect of DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience) work in action. You’ll focus on how to:

  • Identify three different styles of troubled attachment with special emphasis on the avoidant and disorganized styles
  • Recognize why some clients begin to dissociate once they’ve formed a positive attachment with the therapist and why empathy can backfire
  • Enhance your skills for creating a safe haven and secure attachment bond by becoming more sensitive to clients’ nonverbal, relational, and somatic cues
  • Increase your capacity for intersubjectivity and incorporating well-timed humor and playfulness in your style


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.3
Faculty:
Diane Poole Heller
Duration:
4 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
24 Mar, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052775
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
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 4.25 hours CPD.

Faculty

Diane Poole Heller Related seminars and products: 5


Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.: At a time when psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to “read” clients’ nonverbal communications, particularly those buried in early attachment issues, Diane Poole Heller has been a leader in addressing the unconscious issues that clients are often unable to express. With an approach grounded in Attachment Theory, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing method of trauma resolution, and spiritual healing techniques, she’s traveled around the world teaching integrative mind-body methods that deepen the resonance of the therapist–client bond.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Outline

1.Therapeutic Presence

a.Advantages

b.Disadvantages

2.The Role of family in Attachment Style Development

3.Styles of Attachment

a.Secure

b.Avoidant

c.Ambivalent

d.Disorganized

4.Defining Secure Attachment

a.Tone of Voice

b.Safety

c.Protection

d.Humor

e.Relaxation

f.Self-Regulation

5.Secure Attachment Strategies

a.Repairing Mis-attunements

b.Repair Rituals

c.Secure Priming

d.Synaptic Sculpting

e.Kind Eyes Exercise

f.Affect Modulation

g.Regulating the Nervous System

h.Reversing the Freeze Response

i.Somatic Strategies (D.A.R.e.)

6.Neuroscience & Neuroplasticity

a.The science of what helps us connect

b.The Fluidity of Memory

c.Impact of Abuse on the brain

7.Being sensitive to client cues

a.Nonverbal cues

b.Relational cues

c.Somatic cues

8.Sadistic Abuse

9.Trauma Resolution

10.Video Vignettes of Complex Trauma Treatment

Objectives

  • Focus on how to identify three different styles of troubled attachment with special emphasis on the avoidant and disorganized styles
  • Focus on how to recognize why some clients begin to dissociate once they’ve formed a positive attachment with the therapist and why empathy can backfire
  • Focus on how to enhance your skills for creating a safe haven and secure attachment bond by becoming more sensitive to clients’ nonverbal, relational, and somatic cues
  • Focus on how to increase your capacity for intersubjectivity and incorporating well-timed humor and playfulness in your style

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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