Session Three - Applications of theoretical models to the treatment of complex trauma

November 5, 2021

Session Three – Content Level: Beginning and intermediate
Applications of theoretical models to the treatment of complex trauma

Abstract:
There is a plethora of therapies geared to the treatment of complex trauma. In this session we will examine a variety of theories including: Brief Eclectic Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy, and Brief Trauma-focused Therapy. We will discuss their strengths and weaknesses. From these therapies, we will explore the development of eclectic models that reflect the individual therapist’s working styles. Time will be given to discuss case material as it relates to the readings.

Objectives:
1.    Describe various models of verbal therapy as related to the treatment of chronic trauma, including:
a.    Brief Eclectic Therapy
b.    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
c.    Narrative Exposure Therapy
d.    Emotion-focused Therapy
e.    Brief Trauma-focused Therapy
2.    Discuss strengths and weaknesses of these theories
3.    Formulate eclectic models that reflect the individual therapist’s working styles
4.    Apply the above to cases in treatment.

Readings
A.    Gersons, B, Nijdam, MJ, Smit, GE, and Schnyder, U (2020) Brief Eclectic Therapy, (pp. 267-285) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
B.    Korn, DL and Shapiro, F (2020) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (pp. 286-308) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
C.    Schauer, M, Robjant, K, Ebert, T and Neuner, F (2020) Narrative Exposure Therapy (pp. 309-331) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
D.    Paivio, SC and Angus, LE (2020) Emotion-focused Therapy, (pp. 332-349) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
E.    Classen, C.C., Muller, R.T., Field, N.P., Carrie S. Clark,C.S., and Eva-Marie Stern, E.-M. (2017) A naturalistic study of a brief treatment program for survivors of complex trauma, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18: 5 720-734

Timed outline:
15 minutes:    Discussion of Reading A – brief, eclectic therapy, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:    Discussion of Reading B – EMDR, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:     Discussion of Reading C – narrative exposure therapy, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:     Discussion of Reading D –emotion-focused therapy, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:     Discussion of Reading E – brief therapy, strengths and weaknesses
30 minutes: Discussion of eclectic models of participants
75 minutes: Discussion of case materials applying the above readings to disguised cases

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Course opens: 
08/03/2021
Course expires: 
05/31/2022
Event starts: 
11/05/2021 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
11/05/2021 - 12:30pm EDT
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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