Leading Edge Seminars
This “Beyond the Basics” workshop is designed for participants of the 2-day Internal Family Systems: Treating Relational and Complex Trauma workshop and those with previous IFS training.
Therapists often get shaken and lose confidence in their approach when treating clients who suffer from trauma. It’s common to encounter multiple co-morbidities such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders as well as early attachments wounds that frequently cause unsolvable relational dilemmas within the therapeutic relationship.
Consequently, extreme responses such as rage, panic, shame or suicidal desperation can also show up. Such responses frequently activate “parts” in the therapist and can cause him or her to be too rigid or at times to cross the therapeutic line.
This workshop goes beyond the basics to help therapists overcome the common obstacles they encounter when working with clients who suffer from overwhelming life experiences and will include meditation practices, didactics, video examples and expanded experiential exercises.
You will learn how to —
• Implement Direct Access with protective parts
• Effectively manage a polarization
• Deal with overwhelming traumatic affect
• Approach transgenerational or legacy burdens
About the Presenter:
Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Dr. Anderson is the vice-chair and research director of the Foundation for Self Leadership and is a lead trainer at the Center for Self Leadership. He has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation and recently co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. He maintains a private practice in Concord, MA, and serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).