Increasingly, therapists are under pressure to provide short-term treatment for long-term issues. But how can we possibly treat trauma briefly? After all, many trauma treatments focus on helping the client remember and articulate what happened to them. It’s also especially difficult to provide short-term care for clients who exhibit suicidal or self-destructive behaviors, or for dysregulated clients who often find quick methods difficult to tolerate. So, what’s a trauma therapist to do? The answer lies in new, neurobiologically-informed treatments. Rather than treating traumatic events, neuroscience teaches us to treat their effects. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:
Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, assistant educational director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School. She’s coauthor with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma.