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The Child Survivor: Healing Developmental Trauma and Dissociation

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The Child Survivor is a clinically rich, comprehensive overview of the treatment of children and adolescents who have developed dissociative symptoms in response to ongoing developmental trauma. Joyanna Silberg, a widely respected authority in the field, uses case examples to illustrate hard-to-manage clinical dilemmas such as children presenting with rage reactions, amnesia, and dissociative shut-down. These behaviors are often survival strategies, and in The Child Survivor practitioners will find practical management tools that are backed up by recent scientific advances in neurobiology. Clinicians on the front lines of treatment will come away from the book with an arsenal of therapeutic techniques that they can put into practice right away, limiting the need for restrictive hospitalizations or out-of-home placements for their young clients.

This course is based on the book, The Child Survivor: Healing Developmental Trauma and Dissociation created by Joyanna L. Silberg, PhD in 0.

Publication Date:

2012, Edition 1

Course Material Author

Joyanna L. Silberg, PhD

Joyanna L. Silberg, PhD, psychologist at Sheppard Pratt Health System, is an international expert on dissociation in children and adolescents, and past president of the International Society on the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about dissociative symptoms in children who have experienced trauma. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the various known psychological and neurological effects of developmental trauma.

  2. Participants will be able to describe how dissociation can be explained by an integration of other known theories of the human mind.

  3. Participants will be able to describe specific methods for accessing the survival based, i.e. self protective meaning of the presenting symptoms of traumatized children.

  4. Participants will be able to identify the Five Classes of Symptoms Related to Dissociation and their various manifestations.

  5. Participants will be able to identify Silberg’s five basic treatment principles and the tenets describing the nature of a strong therapeutic relationship with the traumatized child.

  6. Participants will be able to describe the concepts intrinsic to Silberg’s EDUCATE model of psychotherapy with traumatized children.

  7. Participants will be able to delineate a variety of methods to facilitate awareness of dissociated aspects of the traumatized child.

  8. Participants will be able to describe specific methods of counteracting amnesia for events, behaviors, and traumatic memories.

  9. Participants will be able to identify specific somatically based methods of achieving physiological regulation in traumatized children.

  10. Participants will be able to identify specific strategies to disrupt and subsequently prevent states of extreme dissociative absorption in traumatized children.

  11. Participants will be able to identify how to teach affect identification and regulation in the service of consolidating healthy attachments in traumatized children.

  12. Participants will be able to identify strategies to help families learn to reinforce and facilitate healthy changes in their traumatized children.

  13. Participants will be able to identify the essential components of successful trauma processing with traumatized children.

  14. Participants will be able to identify the pertinent issues involved in successful networking and communicating with legal and other public human service entities.

  15. Participants will be able to identify the tasks and issues associated with integration and the culmination of therapy for traumatized children.

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