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2 Hours 06 Minutes
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23 Mar, 2018
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This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.
Frank Guastella Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the chairman of the Foundation for Self Leadership (the Internal Family Systems Therapy organization) and has served on the research advisory committee and the speakers bureau for the Center for Self Leadership.
He has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter "Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He has maintained a long affiliation with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston and maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.
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- Evaluate the extreme symptoms of trauma by determining if they are rooted in sympathetic activation or parasympathetic withdrawal to inform clinical treatment interventions.
- Articulate methods by which neuroscience can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.
Experiential Treatments - Integrating neuroscience and psychotherapy
Problems with traditional phase oriented treatment
- Necessity of utilizing physical, emotional and relationship aspects in therapeutic intervention
Internal Family Systems
- Negative evaluation of symptoms - ignoring their protective function
Redefining trauma related diagnoses and integrating overactive protective mechanisms
- Understanding symptom presentation as positive efforts pushed to extremes
- Welcoming and integrating all parts of an individual
- Identifying intent of symptomology, importance of avoiding shaming
Therapist factors - vulnerabilities
- Disorganized attachment
- Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder
Symptoms of post trauma
- Impact of therapist parts acting as separately as the clients we work with
- Responding effectively to personal triggers
Experiential exercise - self-awareness, response to triggers
- Hyperarousal, hyperarousal, psychic wounds
- Importance of obtaining permission before addressing psychic wounds
Autonomic nervous system
- Neuroplasticity, neural integration
- Neural networks associated with trauma
- Implicit nature of trauma memories
- Role of cortisol
- Sympathetic hyper-arousal
- Characteristics of extreme symptom activation and mixed states
Case presentation - example of permission seeking, direct access and unblending
- Choosing compassion or empathic responses
- Providing auxiliary cognition
- Strategies to avoid contributing to hyperarousal
- Top down strategies to separate or unblend
- Dorsal and ventral branches
- Activating strategies, responding to hypo-arousal, blunting
Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals
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