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5 April - 31 July 2018
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1 August - 14 September 2018
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Program Details

INTEGRATING NEUROBIOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE AND THE PHASE APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY IN COMPLEX TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Clinicians working with complex traumatic stress disorders (CTSD) soon discover that they need to draw from a wide range of theoretical models and treatment approaches in a fluid and integrative manner due to the diverse range of interacting issues that need to be addressed. As a result, the eclectic therapist can lose sight of which theoretical concepts are underpinning their treatment decisions and why. This presentation will introduce four major conceptual models, from neurobiology, attachment, trauma and structural dissociation, that provide a framework of understanding, and an overview of treatment implications. The developmental and neurobiological trajectory of attachment in childhood and adolescence, will be explored and its relevance to a three-phase model of psychotherapy in CTSD discussed, with particular reference to attachment, shame and dissociation in the formation of the therapeutic relationship. Case examples promoting interactive discussion will be used to assist in translating theoretical concepts and in illustrating practical approaches to treatment.  

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this regional conference, participants will be able to:

  • Explain different types of trauma and the associated implications for treatment of each type
  • Describe four major conceptual models that help to explain typical symptoms of CTSD
  • Better understand the trajectory of early attachment, both in healthy development and in CTSD
  • Recognise the need for flexible integration of a wide range of treatment approaches in CTSD, and identify different strategies for different phases of treatment
  • Have a better understanding of the phase model of psychotherapy in CTSD