Trauma treatment is invariably complicated by the fact that most traumatic experiences involve incompetence or cruelty perpetrated by other human beings. Thereafter, even loved ones no longer feel safe: they feel threatening
Coming to therapy is a cry for help, requiring vulnerability.
But being offered help has often come to be associated with powerlessness, manipulation, and humiliation. Even when clients sincerely want something different for themselves, they cannot control the triggering of instinctive survival defenses, nor the fact that each survival response is inherently in conflict with another. Should the client commit to therapy or flee? Combat the therapist’s every effort? Or “submit” by coming but not fully participating?
In this workshop, you will explore the complex relationships between these internal trauma-related conflicts and resistance in psychotherapy. Using techniques drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and other mindfulness-based psychotherapy models, participants will learn how to de-code resistance and help clients become aware of their therapy-related conflicts and resistance as a normal aspect of trauma treatment.
What we clinicians often label “resistance” may reflect inherent trauma-related conflicts activated by all forms of treatment and all types of therapists. Resistance can manifest in any of the following ways:
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Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.
She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.
She is author of the bestselling Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017), and co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma.(2015).
Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Janina Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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What do we mean by resistance and stuckness?
Helping clients deconstruct inner conflicts and struggles
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