Three Core Skills
Regardless of your specific methodology for treating trauma, there’s a core set of fundamental skills that determine a therapist’s effectiveness in this challenging arena of practice. This workshop will explore these underlying clinical skills in depth, including how to respond to clients’ extreme states of distress that carry the danger of retraumatization, work with wounded parts of self that carry the burden of early traumatic memories, and create a shared experience between therapist and client in the present that brings a sense of connection forward into the future. You’ll discover how to:
- Track and regulate the client’s moment-to-moment experience using Window of Tolerance and relational strategies
- Identify parts of self as they get activated in the present as an opportunity to facilitate a developmental repair of childhood trauma
- Work with states of profound aloneness using the relational dimension between therapist and client to bring attention to the shared experience
Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is a trainer, clinical consultant, and practitioner of EMDR. She’s the director of training for EMDR Institute, Inc., and is the codirector of EMDR of Greater Washington.