Janina Fisher, PhD
Leading Edge Seminars, Inc
Wednesday May 15, 2013 • 2-day workshop, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm • YWCA Elm Centre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto
In the 21st century, psychotherapists are privileged to have a wealth of new theoretical and practical models for addressing the special challenges posed by clients with histories of trauma, neglect, and attachment failure. But sometimes this bounty leaves us uncertain about when to do what, how to integrate these “best practices” into current therapies, or how to apply theoretical ideas in the moment-to-moment interchange with clients.
For those of you who have worked with Janina Fisher before or are familiar with her focus on body-centred applications of neuroplasticity in trauma treatment — or if you are looking to bring new innovations into your existing tool kit — this is an opportunity to delve further into the practical aspects of the best new techniques in trauma treatment. Dr. Fisher will explore the most current theoretical models and research findings on complex trauma and help you sort through what works. You will learn strategies for assessment, for creating treatment plans, and for managing the relational aspects of working with severe complex trauma and dissociative clients. You will also learn how to keep your practice fresh and creative.
You will learn —
Strategies for assessment and for creating treatment plans for traumatized clients
How to integrate somatic interventions into talk therapy
How to apply current concepts to first responders, family intervention, and community work
How to take the best of innovative new approaches and translate them into practical clinical strategies
How you can stay inspired and creative, as psychotherapists and human service professionals
About the Presenter:
Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an instructor at the Trauma Center in Boston, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of numerous articles on trauma and trauma treatment, and she frequently lectures on integrating neuroscience and attachment research with somatic approaches to treatment that can be used with traditional psychotherapies.