Regular Registration August 30, 2018-September 29, 2018
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Members of AEDP Rocky Mountains $175
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Non AEDP Rocky Mountain Member Professional Rate: $205
Student/Intern Rate: $110
Late Registration Begins September 30, 2018
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Members of AEDP Rocky Mountains : $210
please visit https://www.aedprockymountains.org/membership.html to become a member
Non AEDP Rocky Mountain Member Professional Rate: $235
Student/Intern Rate: $125
CANCELLATION POLICY: A $30 charge for all cancellations on or before September 13, 2018. Due to fixed costs and contractual obligations, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations after September 13, 2018-No exceptions.
Blinded by the Light: A Primer on AEDP work with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
AEDP is a psychotherapeutic approach guided by the principle, “Stay with it and stay with me”. While such experiential invitations are very helpful in fostering change for many patients in therapy, they run completely counter to everything survivors of complex trauma have needed to do to survive horrific abuse, neglect and personal betrayal.
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW, Senior Faculty, AEDP Institute
In this workshop, Jerry Lamagna LCSW provides a primer on treating complex trauma, extend AEDP's applicability to this population. The presentation will describe the rationale for and showcase therapeutic work on stabilization, titrated relational contact, the establishment of internal and external safety/communication/collabora
- AEDP is an integrative model of psychotherapy that draws on experiential and relational elements in its approach to healing. Focus on felt experience and relational contact often needs to be modified when working with highly traumatized patients.
- It is important for AEDP trained clinicians working with highly traumatized patients to have an understanding of dissociation and its impact on their patient’s psychological functioning.
- While experiential therapies emphasize the expression of categorical emotions like anger and grief in healing, it is important for AEDP therapists to develop skillfulness in working with other, less intense affective change processes to promote healing.
- The Structural Dissociation Model (Steele, Van der Hart, Nijenhuis, 1994?) provides a means for orienting/organizing psychotherapeutic work with trauma and dissociation, one that takes into account the needed capacities and the many fears often associated with processing traumatic memories.
- Clinical flexibility, patience, self regulation/awareness, moment to moment attunement, and knowledge of the dynamics of each patient’s internal system are crucial to effective trauma treatment.
What participants will learn:
- To identify three phobias associated with trauma work based on the Structural model of dissociation.
- To describe two AEDP-based therapeutic interventions that aid in the patient’s development of emotion regulation.
- To name two affective change processes in AEDP that can help stabilize patients in early trauma treatment.
- To define “Intra-relational AEDP” and identify two goals associated with its use
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is intended for and limited to psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, graduate students and interns only. Please see registration information under the drop down options under this workshop brochure.
About The Presenter:
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Westfield, New Jersey. After completing his graduate studies at Adelphi University in 1993, he participated in a six month residency at the Caron Foundation’s Center for Self Development, and for six years thereafter his work focused on issues in chemical dependency/ACOA treatment. He currently works with individuals in AEDP psychotherapy, addressing problems related to trauma, dissociation, addiction, depression, low self worth and personality disorders.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lamagna’s interest in affect based, experiential treatment approaches has led to his extensive training in psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, and most recently, AEDP. The study of these modalities has inspired his ongoing efforts to integrate relational, intra-psychic, and experiential elements into his clinical work. Mr. Lamagna, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser has developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders.
He has presented at national conferences sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), the International Experiential and Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), the New Jersey chapter of NASW and the AEDP Institute. In January 2007, the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation published a paper written by Mr. Lamagna and Dr. Gleiser entitled “Building a secure internal attachment: An intra-relational approach to ego strengthening and emotional processing with chronically traumatized clients.” A subsequent article, "Of the self, by the self and for the self:Internal Attachment, attunement and psychological change" was published in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration in 2012.
8:45-10:15 Defining Complex trauma/dissociation. Discussion of key concepts in trauma treatment
10:30-12:00 The challenge of not real, not true, not mine, not me
12:00- 1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 AEDP and Intra-relational work in trauma treatment
2:15-3:00 Video/Demonstration of Intra-relational AEDP
3:15 -4:15 Video/Demonstration of Intra-relational AEDP
4:15-5:00 Integrating concepts & techniques into one’s practice
Sponsored by Building Healthy Relationships, LLC. To contact Building Healthy Relationships, LLC 950 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1208, Denver, CO 80246 For questions call Lia Jones at 303-344-5405 or email [email protected] Building Healthy Relationships, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6722. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Building Healthy Relationships, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Licensing Boards and education program regulations change. Please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and for reciprocal approval as approvals vary per board regulations. Your should save the course outline, the certificate of completion and any other documentations required by your board and contact your state board or licensing organization to determine specific filing requirements. If you have questions about this course meeting your specific boards approval or CE requirements, we recommend that you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
Workshop Completion: Saturday, October 13, 2018 workshop offers 6.5 contact hours of NBCC CE credits. Attendees must have paid registration fee, signed in, attended the entire day for the days registered, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate of completion. Failure to both sign in and out will result in forfeiture of credit for the day of the course. No exceptions will be made and partial credit is not available. Please contact Lia Jones, workshop coordinator, at 303-344-5405 or [email protected] if you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding this workshop.
Parking: Free parking available on site.
Food: There are plenty of food services within a 5-10 minute drive of the location. You are also welcomed to bring your lunch. Lunch will be 75 minutes so please plan accordingly.
Lodging: There are hotels and vacation rentals within a 10-15 minute drive of the location.
Disability Access: This site is ADA accessible. If you require additional ADA accommodations please call Lia Jones, workshop coordinator at 303-344-5405 at least 30 days prior to the event so that we can determine what accommodations can be made.
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