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Attachment and Co-Regulation in Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Healing

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Attachment trauma is the result of parenting patterns that are unpredictable, neglectful and / or abusive during infancy and young childhood. Attachment injuries have been categorized as insecure ambivalent, insecure avoidant or disorganized. While these states arise as manifestations of survival strategies – these are, by no means inflexible or fixed for life. As therapists, we can create a conducive environment for addressing such attachment injuries through the therapeutic relationship; so as to help clients create satisfying lives and relationships in adulthood. 
We also need to be mindful of the fact that just as there is no such thing as the perfect parent, there is also no perfect therapist. In order to work with early childhood trauma successfully, therapists must be aware of how personal, unresolved attachment injuries can contribute to clinical blind spots. 
At this engaging and practical webinar, Dr Arielle Schwartz discusses how therapists can help their clients reclaim their lives from the costs of childhood trauma, by deepening compassion and reducing shame that often accompanies developmental wounds. Dr Schwartz presents a Resilience Informed Approach, which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes EMDR therapy, somatic psychology, parts-work and relational psychotherapy. Specifically, we discuss: 
  • A biopsychosocial approach that helps us partner with clients to address psychological components of pain and illness
  • How we can assess for dissociation and identify our client’s parts or ego states as related to pain and illness
  • Learn resource development skills to help clients develop greater control over pain and illness symptoms
  • The cognitive, emotional, and physiological impact of stress, trauma, and PTSD
  • Articulate the six stages of trauma responses within the neurobiology of PTSD as it relates to clinical treatment
  • Examples of top-down and bottom up interventions in trauma treatment
Location Online
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 21 Nov 2019
Start time 6:00pm
Venue Address Online
Amount £50
Organiser Nscience
Speaker Arielle Schwartz
CPD activity Online Training
CPD hours 3
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic, Therapy, training, Trauma
Regions Online, Online (UK wide)