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Dr. Janina Fisher: Trauma and the Body

Schedule: January 12, 2019

Catalina Ballroom
8:00 - 8:30 am - Registration
8:30 - 4:00 pm - Presentation & Lunch

Title: Trauma and the Body:  a New Approach to Trauma Treatment

Presenter: Janina Fisher, PhD

As the price for surviving trauma, individuals are left with a host of easily re-activated neurobiological responses and an inadequate memory record. Uncertain of what happened, victims interpret these responses as information about themselves: “It was my fault,” “I am still not safe,” “I am worthless and unlovable.” Such beliefs about the self affect the body, including posture, breathing, freedom to move, even heart rate and respiration. This workshop will introduce participants to the use of somatic interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for trauma developed by Pat Ogden, Ph.D. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy offers simple body-oriented interventions that address overwhelming emotions and sensations, intrusive images, impulsivity and acting out, and trauma-related cognitive schemas. By working with the body as an entry point rather than with the beliefs, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy transforms the physical responses that confirm and reinforce the legacy of the trauma.

Attendees for this intermediate-advanced presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice, treatment program clinical directors/staff, community agencies and various mental health disciplines.

*Describe the neurobiological effects of traumatic events
*List two roles of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
*Name common somatic markers of traumatic activation
*Assess the client’s somatic and psychological resources
*Identify at least three Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques for specific trauma-related issues

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; an EMDR Consultant; past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and a former Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and trauma treatment model with traditional therapeutic modalities.   She is co-author (with Pat Ogden) of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy:  Interventions for Trauma and Attachment and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors:  Overcoming Self-Alienation.

Cost & Registration (EVENT IS FULL)

Sign up and save! $45  per person with pre-registration by January 4, 2019 (no refund after the due date).  Late registration at the door, $60 cash or check.

For event questions, please contact: Sonie.Lee@acadiahealthcare.com

6 Education Credits available:

Psychologists - This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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