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Module 1 - Trauma and the Body

This program, the first year of a two-year certificate program, focuses on the applications of the neuroscience and attachment research to the treatment of psychological trauma.  The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models based on both clinical and neuroscience research.  Next, it expands on the research to describe and discuss the implications for treatment.  

The implications for treatment are not simply the instructor or program developer’s individual ideas but are concepts widely supported in the trauma treatment field or by research.  A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, and.

The final third of the seminar focuses on complications found in trauma treatment, including dissociation, traumatic attachment, and unresolved shame, fear and anger.  Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area.

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Objectives

Session I - Trauma and the Body

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of three neurobiologically-based trauma responses and articulate how this information may inform choice of treatment interventions.
  2. Appraise how the somatosensory and autonomic effects of trauma exacerbate symptoms of PTSD in clients.
  3. Assess the role and treatment implications of procedural learning and memory in client presentations.
  4. Incorporate sensorimotor interventions into treatments to decrease symptoms of PTSD in clients.

Session II - Working with the Complications of Dysregulation: Addictions, Eating Disorders, & Self-Destructive Behavior

  1. Assess the relationship between autonomic dysregulation and addictive or self-destructive behavior in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  2. Articulate the necessity for an integrated treatment of trauma and addictive or suicidal behavior to improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Assess appropriate cognitive-behavioral techniques for treating autonomic dysregulation in clients.
  4. Specify three somatic techniques for regulating autonomic arousal traumatic reactions in clients.

Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory: Principles and Techniques

  1. Determine ‘implicit memory’ and break down its role in post-traumatic stress disorders as it relates to treatment outcomes.
  2. Determine potential complications of addressing narrative memories of traumatic events in treatment sessions.
  3. Specify three interventions that address these complications and put to practical use in session.
  4. Analyze the efficacy of these interventions and distinguish the signs that traumatic memory has been sufficiently processed.

Session IV - Disorganized Attachment and the Traumatic Transference

  1. Outline the root causes of ‘disorganized attachment’ status in children and its clinical implications.
  2. Specify difficulties associated with disorganized attachment for symptom management.
  3. Articulate the role of disorganized attachment on therapeutic transference/countertransference.
  4. Utilize clinical strategies that reduce the complications of traumatic attachment in clients.

Session V - The Role of Dissociation in Trauma-Related Disorders 

  1. Differentiate ‘dissociative states’ versus ‘structural dissociation’ as symptoms of trauma and express their treatment implications.
  2. Evaluate the role of structural dissociation in the treatment of complex trauma and personality disorders.
  3. Diagnose common trauma-related internal conflicts and determine their impact on clients as it relates to case conceptualization.
  4. Utilize mindfulness-based interventions to address resolution of internal conflicts in clients.

Session VI - Working with Shame, Fear and Anger

  1. Articulate the role of shame as an adaptation to trauma and its treatment implications.
  2. Specify the roles of fear and anger as animal defense survival responses to traumatic experiences in clients.
  3. Demonstrate use of both somatic and cognitive interventions to decrease shame, fear and anger in clients.
  4. Determine the role of re-framing in the successful treatment of post-traumatic emotional responses in clients.

Outline

Session I: Trauma and the Body

Session II: Working with Complications of Dysregulation

Session III: Working with Traumatic Memory:  Principles and Techniques

Session IV: Disorganized Attachment and the Traumatic Transference

Session V: The Role of Dissociation in Trauma-Related Disorders

Session VI: Working with Shame, Fear and Anger

Copyright : 12/19/2018

Module 2 - Working with Complications of Dysregulation

This program, the first year of a two-year certificate program, focuses on the applications of the neuroscience and attachment research to the treatment of psychological trauma.  The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models based on both clinical and neuroscience research.  Next, it expands on the research to describe and discuss the implications for treatment.  

The implications for treatment are not simply the instructor or program developer’s individual ideas but are concepts widely supported in the trauma treatment field or by research.  A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, and.

The final third of the seminar focuses on complications found in trauma treatment, including dissociation, traumatic attachment, and unresolved shame, fear and anger.  Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area.

Copyright : 12/19/2018

Module 3 - Working with Traumatic Memory: Principles and Techniques

This program, the first year of a two-year certificate program, focuses on the applications of the neuroscience and attachment research to the treatment of psychological trauma.  The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models based on both clinical and neuroscience research.  Next, it expands on the research to describe and discuss the implications for treatment.  

The implications for treatment are not simply the instructor or program developer’s individual ideas but are concepts widely supported in the trauma treatment field or by research.  A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, and.

The final third of the seminar focuses on complications found in trauma treatment, including dissociation, traumatic attachment, and unresolved shame, fear and anger.  Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area.

Copyright : 12/19/2018

Module 4 - Disorganized Attachment, Borderline Personality Disorder, and the Traumatic Transference

This program, the first year of a two-year certificate program, focuses on the applications of the neuroscience and attachment research to the treatment of psychological trauma.  The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models based on both clinical and neuroscience research.  Next, it expands on the research to describe and discuss the implications for treatment.  

The implications for treatment are not simply the instructor or program developer’s individual ideas but are concepts widely supported in the trauma treatment field or by research.  A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, and.

The final third of the seminar focuses on complications found in trauma treatment, including dissociation, traumatic attachment, and unresolved shame, fear and anger.  Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area.

Copyright : 12/19/2018

Module 5 - The Role of Dissociation in Trauma-Related Disorders

This program, the first year of a two-year certificate program, focuses on the applications of the neuroscience and attachment research to the treatment of psychological trauma.  The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models based on both clinical and neuroscience research.  Next, it expands on the research to describe and discuss the implications for treatment.  

The implications for treatment are not simply the instructor or program developer’s individual ideas but are concepts widely supported in the trauma treatment field or by research.  A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, and.

The final third of the seminar focuses on complications found in trauma treatment, including dissociation, traumatic attachment, and unresolved shame, fear and anger.  Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area.

Copyright : 12/19/2018

Module 6 - Working with Shame, Fear and Anger

This program, the first year of a two-year certificate program, focuses on the applications of the neuroscience and attachment research to the treatment of psychological trauma.  The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models based on both clinical and neuroscience research.  Next, it expands on the research to describe and discuss the implications for treatment.  

The implications for treatment are not simply the instructor or program developer’s individual ideas but are concepts widely supported in the trauma treatment field or by research.  A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, and.

The final third of the seminar focuses on complications found in trauma treatment, including dissociation, traumatic attachment, and unresolved shame, fear and anger.  Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area.

Copyright : 12/19/2018

Module 1 - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

This second-year seminar program concentrates on complex cases and dilemmas: resistance and stuckness, treatment-resistant depression, therapy-destructive behavior, regression, characterological issues, identity and sense of self, and vicarious traumatization.   Using research-supported theory, we attempt to understand the etiology of complex symptoms and presentations from a trauma perspective and to apply the treatment approaches most likely to be effective in each individual case. The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models widely supported in the trauma treatment field. 

A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include:  psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, clinical hypnosis, couples and family therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area as well as cross-cultural sensitivity.

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Objectives

Session I - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

  1. Determine three signs or symptoms of ‘complex trauma’ as it relates to case conceptualization.
  2. Differentiate dissociative compartmentalization vs. alterations in consciousness.
  3. Apply the Structural Dissociation model as related to clinical treatment.
  4. Determine signs of altered consciousness in traumatized clients.
  5. Discriminate symptoms caused by activity of trauma-related parts.
  6. Discriminate signs of voices found in dissociative disorder versus schizophrenic clients.
  7. Specify therapist interventions that increase patient ability to identify and determine dissociated parts to improve client level of functioning.
  8. Articulate role of mindfulness-based techniques in the treatment of dissociation.
Session II - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States
  1. Determine signs of dissociative parts in the therapy hour.
  2. Determine manifestations of parts observed in physical presentation and facial expression in session.
  3. Differentiate characteristics of fight, flight, freeze, attach and submit parts.
  4. Utilize the term ‘blending’ as it applies to structurally dissociated parts for symptom management.
  5. Implement parts language as an intervention in the therapy of dissociative and dysregulated clients.
  6. Determine and analyze dissociative “switching” to improve client engagement.
  7. Utilize clinical strategies to increase internal communication in clients.
  8. Determine the therapist’s role in ‘coaching’ internal dialogue skills to improve treatment outcomes.
Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory in DID:  Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses
  1. Determine the distinction between trauma-related explicit memory and implicit memory for purpose of client psychoeducation.
  2. Differentiate implicit memories versus situational emotional responses.
  3. Determine the complications of treating event memories with dissociative disorder clients to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Utilize clinical strategies to determine the role of animal defense survival responses in dissociative disorders and their relationship to traumatic memory.
  5. Determine characteristic trauma-related internal conflicts found in trauma-related disorders as related to clinical treatment.
  6. Utilize clinical strategies to develop client’s ability to determine internal conflicts as struggles between parts to improve clinical outcomes.
  7. Determine indications and best practices for processing traumatic memories to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  8. Apply the meaning of the term “integration” in the treatment of dissociation as it relates to case conceptualization.
Session IV - Traumatic Attachment and the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
  1. Apply the concept of “controlling strategies” as a complication of disorganized attachment to improve client level of functioning.
  2. Determine the implications of the controlling strategies in dissociative disorders as related to clinical treatment.
  3. Differentiate the interaction between traumatic attachment and self-destructive behavior to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Articulate the effects of traumatic/disorganized attachment on the transference.
  5. Demonstrate uses of right brain-to right brain communication to address attachment-related issues.
  6. Utilize interventions for enhancing internal collaboration.
  7. Apply the use of the social engagement system (Porges) to improve client engagement.
  8. Facilitate increased access to states of self-compassion to improve client level of functioning.
Session V - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity
  1. Articulate the role of regression and aggression as survival responses to threat.
  2. Analyze personality disorder diagnoses in the light of research on disorganized attachment in clients.
  3. Specify verbal and somatic interventions for working with client dependency as related to clinical treatment.
  4. Demonstrate use of somatic and cognitive interventions to ameliorate devaluing and verbally aggressive behavior.
  5. Articulate the role of depression as an adaptation to trauma.
  6. Specify cognitive and somatic interventions for addressing chronic depressive states in clients.
  7. Determine how to address depression and passivity as a part to improve client level of functioning.
  8. Apply the use of positive re-framing in work with parts of the personality as it relates to treatment outcomes.
Session VI - Integration and Healing
  1. Articulate the traditional view of integration used in dissociative disorders treatment.
  2. Evaluate the complications of a focus on ‘integration’.
  3. Demonstrate interventions for increasing internal communication and cooperation among parts.
  4. Demonstrate internal collaboration as an alternative to traditional models of integration in a clinical setting.
  5. Determine how “healing” has been defined historically as it relates to clinical practice.
  6. Articulate ‘bottom-up’ approaches to healing that have developed over the past ten years.
  7. Determine the ‘negativity bias’ and its effects on psychological health and resilience in clients.
  8. Outline the role of self-acceptance and compassion in the healing process to improve clinical outcomes.

Outline

Session I: Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

Session II: Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

Session III: Working with Traumatic Memory in DID: Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses

Session IV: Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity Session V: Traumatic Transference in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders Session VI: Integration and Healing

Copyright : 11/01/2018

Module 2 - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

This second-year seminar program concentrates on complex cases and dilemmas: resistance and stuckness, treatment-resistant depression, therapy-destructive behavior, regression, characterological issues, identity and sense of self, and vicarious traumatization.   Using research-supported theory, we attempt to understand the etiology of complex symptoms and presentations from a trauma perspective and to apply the treatment approaches most likely to be effective in each individual case. The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models widely supported in the trauma treatment field. 

A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include:  psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, clinical hypnosis, couples and family therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area as well as cross-cultural sensitivity.

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Outline

Session I - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

Session II - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory in DID: Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses

Session IV - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity Session V - Traumatic Transference in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders Session VI - Integration and Healing

Copyright : 11/01/2018

Module 3 - Working with Traumatic Memory in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

This second-year seminar program concentrates on complex cases and dilemmas: resistance and stuckness, treatment-resistant depression, therapy-destructive behavior, regression, characterological issues, identity and sense of self, and vicarious traumatization.   Using research-supported theory, we attempt to understand the etiology of complex symptoms and presentations from a trauma perspective and to apply the treatment approaches most likely to be effective in each individual case. The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models widely supported in the trauma treatment field. 

A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include:  psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, clinical hypnosis, couples and family therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area as well as cross-cultural sensitivity.

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Outline

Session I - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

Session II - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory in DID: Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses

Session IV - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity Session V - Traumatic Transference in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders Session VI - Integration and Healing

Copyright : 11/01/2018

Module 4 - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity

This second-year seminar program concentrates on complex cases and dilemmas: resistance and stuckness, treatment-resistant depression, therapy-destructive behavior, regression, characterological issues, identity and sense of self, and vicarious traumatization.   Using research-supported theory, we attempt to understand the etiology of complex symptoms and presentations from a trauma perspective and to apply the treatment approaches most likely to be effective in each individual case. The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models widely supported in the trauma treatment field. 

A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include:  psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, clinical hypnosis, couples and family therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area as well as cross-cultural sensitivity.

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Outline

Session I - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

Session II - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory in DID: Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses

Session IV - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity Session V - Traumatic Transference in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders Session VI - Integration and Healing

Copyright : 11/01/2018

Module 5 - Traumatic Attachment and the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

This second-year seminar program concentrates on complex cases and dilemmas: resistance and stuckness, treatment-resistant depression, therapy-destructive behavior, regression, characterological issues, identity and sense of self, and vicarious traumatization.   Using research-supported theory, we attempt to understand the etiology of complex symptoms and presentations from a trauma perspective and to apply the treatment approaches most likely to be effective in each individual case. The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models widely supported in the trauma treatment field. 

A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include:  psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, clinical hypnosis, couples and family therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area as well as cross-cultural sensitivity.

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Outline

Session I - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

Session II - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory in DID: Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses

Session IV - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity Session V - Traumatic Transference in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders Session VI - Integration and Healing

Copyright : 11/01/2018

Module 6 - Integration and Healing

This second-year seminar program concentrates on complex cases and dilemmas: resistance and stuckness, treatment-resistant depression, therapy-destructive behavior, regression, characterological issues, identity and sense of self, and vicarious traumatization.   Using research-supported theory, we attempt to understand the etiology of complex symptoms and presentations from a trauma perspective and to apply the treatment approaches most likely to be effective in each individual case. The program content integrates traditional psychotherapy methods with newer theoretical models widely supported in the trauma treatment field. 

A number of widely-accepted treatment approaches are referenced and their interventions discussed in the light of the neuroscience research. The interventions cited in the seminar include:  psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, clinical hypnosis, couples and family therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Ethical and professional standards are emphasized as they are relevant to each topic area as well as cross-cultural sensitivity.

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Outline

Session I - Introduction to the Treatment of Dissociation

Session II - Increasing Awareness of Dysregulated Parts and Dissociative States

Session III - Working with Traumatic Memory in DID: Implicit Memory and Animal Defense Survival Responses

Session IV - Working with Regression, Aggression and Passivity Session V - Traumatic Transference in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders Session VI - Integration and Healing

Copyright : 11/01/2018

Bonus: Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score

Researchers are increasingly finding that the body is the key to trauma treatment. Trauma is about the body becoming immobilized, feeling helpless or numb. Often traumatized people either don’t feel their body at all, or they feel it all the time.

In this compelling one-hour discussion, world’s leading trauma researcher and author of the The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk discusses his research and the influences on his life work with trauma. During the hour, he succinctly and descriptively draws the picture of trauma, the brain, and how various treatments work (and don’t) on the trauma client.

This hour will leave you, and those with whom you share this information, with the best understanding on the nature of trauma, its impact on the brain, how our brains work and most of all, the important new treatments that promise hope to those suffering from PTSD and trauma.

Bessel has spent 40 years working with and learning from traumatized clients. In this video, he shares insight into a bold new paradigm for healing from trauma. You won’t want to miss this personal account of Dr. van der Kolk’s work.

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate how trauma influences the activity of the key areas of the brain and how that dictates behavior patterns in clients.
  2. Articulate the clinical research surrounding the effectiveness of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and theater in healing trauma in clients.

Outline

The Latest Clinical Research Surrounding:

Copyright : 09/02/2014

Bonus: Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Shame has an insidious impact on our traumatized clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with good treatment. Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving only hopelessness. This 60-minute recording was webcast live from the office of Dr. Janina Fisher and introduces shame from a neurobiological perspective—as a survival strategy driving somatic responses of automatic obedience and total submission.

Learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity rather than automatic acceptance, discriminate the cognitive, emotional, and physiological components of shame, and to integrate somatic as well as traditional psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to transform shame-related stuckness.

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Objectives

  1. Discriminate the clinical implications of physiological and cognitive contributors to shame.
  2. Determine cognitive-behavioral, ego state, and psychoeducational interventions to address shame in clients.

Outline

The Neurobiology of Shame

Shame’s Evolutionary Purpose Making Meaning of Shame Working from the “Bottom Up” A New Relationship to the Shame: Acceptance and Compassion The Social Engagement System and the Healing of Shame

Copyright : 12/09/2013