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Treating Complex Trauma (Day 3-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano

Event Details
Date: 3-4 September 2020
Venue: Perth, WA
CPD hrs: 14
Cost:

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Organiser: Talomin Books

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect). Topics include:

  • Complex trauma. Complex PTSD. Attachment disorders. Personality disorders. What’s the difference/ relationship?
  • Phased-based treatment model based on best practice guidelines
  • Building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship, including maintaining compassionate boundaries and managing therapy disruptions and termination
  • Using the therapeutic relationship to promote emotion regulation
  • Understanding attachment re-enactment and betrayal trauma in order to work with challenging behaviours, including: ‘splitting’ between care providers; idolising/demonising the therapist; constant new crises; reduced motivation; external locus of control
  • Practical therapeutic techniques (including exposure interventions and experiential tools) drawn from: Attachment-based treatment; Emotion Focused Therapy; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Metacognitive and Mentalisation Therapies; Schema Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help clients presenting with complex trauma symptomatology, including flashbacks, numbing and dissociation, emotional ‘hurricanes’, somatisation, self-hate, self-harming and suicidal acts, dysfunctional relationships and substance abuse
  • Managing and reducing vicarious trauma in the therapist.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Understand the evolution of the concept of complex trauma and complex PTSD, and their relationship to attachment disorders and personality disorders
  • Recognise the importance of working from current best practice phased-based treatment for this client group
  • Use multiple strategies for building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship, including maintaining compassionate boundaries and managing therapy disruptions and termination
  • Use the therapeutic relationship to promote emotion regulation in their clients
  • Impart practical psycho-education to their clients which can promote hope, understanding and assist to reduce therapy ruptures due to attachment re-enactment within session
  • Use a number of strategies to help with attachment pathology and angry and self-sabotaging defences
  • Use a wider range of skills to assist with their client’s symptomatology, including flashbacks, numbing and dissociation, emotional ‘hurricanes’, somatisation, self-hate, self-harming and suicidal acts, dysfunctional relationships and substance abuse
  • Use a number of strategies to assist with the processing of traumatic memories (Stage Two treatment)
  • Measure their risk for vicarious traumatisation and burnout

Pre Requisites

In order to attend this workshop, attendees must have completed Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder presented by Dr Leah Giarratano as half the materials are presented in Treating PTSD and it is not repeated in Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano.

Presenter details

Dr Leah Giarratano
B.A. Hons (Psych.), M.Psych.(Clin), D.Psych.(Clin), MAPS
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Psychology Board of Australia Registration No.PSY0001302405
Registered Medicare Provider

Leah Giarratano is a doctoral level clinical psychologist who specialises in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has been presenting training programs in Australia since 1996 and in New Zealand since 2000. Leah is the author of seven books covering the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma and in the application of CBT and other clinically-validated trauma treated approaches.

Location and dates

Perth CBD

Venue to be advised - contact organiser

3-4 September 2020

Cost

Super Early Bird $695 for payment received more than six months prior to workshop date

Early Bird $795 for payment received more than three months prior to workshop date

Normal Fee $895 for payment received less than three months prior to workshop date

See workshop listing at talominbooks.com for cut off dates

Registration

Register securely at www.talominbooks.com
Contact Joshua George program coordinator on mail@talominbooks.com

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers