See More

> Events > All Events > Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano

Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano

Event Details
Date: 14-15 November 2019
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 14
Cost:

Super Early Bird fee: $600 (when you pay 6 months or more prior)
Early Bird fee: $690 (when you pay 3 months or more prior)
Normal fee: $780 (when you pay less than 3 months prior)

Organiser: Dr Leah Giarratano
Further information

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 psychoeducation 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, is a doctoral-level clinical psychologist who has specialised in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has been presenting trauma training programs in Australia since 1996 and in New Zealand since 2000. Leah is a foundation team member of an Australian national award-winning inpatient PTSD treatment program. She has conducted specialised programs for the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, many corporate entities, juvenile and adult forensic settings, and community health. She conducted nationally accredited CBT training program for medical practitioners between 1995 and 2004 and was an Authorised Report Writer for NSW Victims Services between 2000 and 2015. Leah was also a Medical Assessor for the NSW Motor Accidents Authority and is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.

Leah has been an Honorary Clinical Supervisor for the Universities of Sydney and Macquarie, an Associate in Psychology at the University of NSW, and an Honorary Fellow in Psychology at the University of Wollongong, for their Masters of Clinical Psychology Programs.

Leah is the author of six books covering the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma and in the application of CBT, and has 20 years of post-graduate clinical experience in this field.

Location and dates

Sydney CBD

14-15 November 2019

Cost

Super Early Bird fee: $600 (when you pay 6 months or more prior)
Early Bird fee: $690 (when you pay 3 months or more prior)
Normal fee: $780 (when you pay less than 3 months prior)

Registration

w: www.talominbooks.com
e: mail@talominbooks.com - Joshua George Program Co-Ordinator

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers