Trauma Processing, actively addressing and desensitizing traumatic memories, is one of the most intense and unpredictable stages of trauma treatment. Clinicians often have little training or understanding about what actually occurs in the brain during the trauma processing stage of trauma treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will describe the impact of traumatic stress on the brain. Dr. Fatter will also discuss what clinicians need to know about the nature of traumatic memory and the role of arousal management during trauma processing. Three evidenced-based trauma treatments will be reviewed that are commonly used by clinicians during trauma processing: Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). In addition, research on what contributes to therapy dropout, cultural competency considerations, and what clinicians can do to set up this stage of trauma treatment for success will be presented. Case examples, limitations, and risks of each model will also be discussed.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, Navigating Trauma: Analyzing Traumatic Memory, Arousal Regulation, and Evidence-Based Treatments created by Daphne Fatter, PhD in 2023.
1st Edition May 2023
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Daphne Fatter, PhD
Daphne Fatter (she/her), PhD, is an IFS Certified licensed psychologist and an Approved IFS Clinical Consultant. She is also EMDR Certified and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Training and has almost 20 years of experience providing EMDR. Dr. Fatter has also received training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She provides engaging nuances on trauma treatment to international audiences from her seasoned clinical experience treating PTSD, complex trauma, combat trauma, reproductive trauma, sexual trauma, attachment trauma, grief, loss and complicated grief. She has a private practice in Dallas, Texas.
Daphne Fatter, PhD authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. is a mid-career psychologist, certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, and clinical IFS consultant. She is also certified in EMDR and has completed advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. She draws on her background in transpersonal psychology, and clinical work with traumatic memory, grief, and attachment wounds to guide training and professional development for mental health providers internationally. She was awarded her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas and practices from an anti-racist, queer-inclusive, and culturally mindful framework.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe in client-friendly terms what happens in the brain during trauma processing.
Identify 2 indicators in trauma treatment of client readiness for trauma processing.
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