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Join Linda Curran for the full one-on-one interview with trauma expert, Babette Rothschild. Author of more than a handful of books in the field of traumatic stress, Rothschild offers clinicians the benefit of her years in the field of Somatic Psychotherapy. With the emphasis on methods for Safety and Stabilization - including dual awareness and her patented “putting on the brakes” - Rothschild takes clinicians through the “how to” and “how not to” of trauma treatment. According to Rothschild, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an indicator that the body and mind have not yet recognized that a traumatic event is over. As a result, the body’s nervous system continues to mobilize the muscles and other body systems of defense (fight/flight) and/or numbing (freeze). Rothschild explains the role of interoceptive and exteroceptive cues; instructs clinicians on teaching clients to accurately appraise his/her current (vs.past) danger; and explicates a coherent psychophysical theory of trauma and its sequellae.
• Describe the functioning of autonomic nervous system-hyperarousal, stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder
• Explain the necessity for clients' development of the capacity for "Dual Awareness", mindfulness and an observing self
• Describe the psychophysical theory of trauma
• Describe the principles and tools for reducing, containing and halting traumatic hyperarousal ("putting on the brakes")
About the Presenter:
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW has been a practicing psychotherapist and body-psychotherapist since 1976 and a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1978. She is a member of the International and European Societies for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Association of Traumatic Stress. Babette has trained extensively in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Somatic Experiencing, and is a certified Bodynamic Analyst and certified Radix Teacher. She has written extensively on trauma. Her works include 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery; HELP for the HELPER: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma (with Marjorie Rand); THE BODY REMEMBERS: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment; THE BODY REMEMBERS CASEBOOK: Unifying Methods and Models in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD; Trauma Essentials:The Go-to Guide.