This Forum will offer fresh perspectives on how our basic understanding of trauma has developed since PTSD first became accepted as official diagnosis 30 years ago. Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.
What Really Works in Trauma Therapy: Searching for Commonalities among the Acronym Therapies
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, one of the founders of cognitive behavioral therapy, is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. His books include Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military, Trauma Victims and Their Families. He was voted one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.
Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?: Recovering Our Systemic View of Trauma
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest.
Treating Multiply Traumatized Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to an Overlooked Treatment Population
John Briere, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and center director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Addictions and Trauma: Addictions as both the Problem . . . and the Solution
Janina Fisher, PhD, is Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an instructor at the Trauma Center, a former instructor at Harvard Medical School, and coauthor of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma.
Explain what really works in trauma therapy.
Summarize a systemic view of trauma.
Discuss to complex trauma issues in youth, including post-traumatic stress, attachment disturbance, behavioral and affect dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and identity-related issues
Discover the underlying trauma or sense of shame that clients are trying to resolve when working substance abusers.
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