Advanced Intensive 8 day Training 

Understanding Developmental Trauma and Complex PTSD 

Demystifying and Recognizing the Continuum of Dissociative and Neuro-dissociative States

This training presents a unique theoretical model based on compassionate, competency based relational interventions for complex, developmental trauma and neuro-dissociative states.  The advanced resourcing and interventions taught are consistent with strengthening a client’s multi-directional attention which underlies the ability to manage neuro-dissociative states, regulate emotionally and physically, reduce ptsd symptoms and build compassionate relationships internally and externally. 

Learning Content:

  • Theoretical underpinnings of the Adaptive Internal Relational Model

  • Neurology of development, attachment, and information processing

  • Neurological and epigenetic impact of trauma

  • Developmental impact of trauma

  • Core Survival Networks and the continuum of Neuro-dissociative States

  • Step by step interventions to create new self-relational, somatic and neurological regulation and interactional skills

  • AIR Resourcing Strategies for all phases of therapy

  • Integrated EMDR and other memory processing interventions for neuro-dissociative states

  • The impact of traumatic bonding on clients, therapists and the therapeutic relationship

  • Compassion fatigue and therapist self care

  • Programming and conditioning utilized by perpetrators in families and systems of organized violence-including cult, gang and trafficking

  • Programming and conditioning embedded in societal systems such as racism, mysogyny, and religious persecution

Learning Objectives and Projected Competencies:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the neurology of development, stress-danger response system and attachment strategies

  • Practice using developmental information and neurology to explain trauma symptoms and activation patterns

  • Apply the Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR)  Network Model to case conceptualization

  • Integrate existing forms of trauma treatment with the AIR Network Model of therapy

  • Use competency based language in conceptualization and treatment interventions

  • Recognize the range of neuro-dissociative states and the adaptive developmental nature of such

  • Utilize effective intervention strategies across the spectrum of neuro-dissociative states

  • Understand the continuum of programming, from Limiting beliefs to Intentional Conditioning and Programming, as it is used in families and systems of violence

  • Develop intervention strategies for recognizing and intervening with the continuum of Conditioning/Programming

  • Formulate effective strategies around traumatic bonding and compassion fatigue as it relates to the self of the therapist

  • Integration of AIR Network therapy with EMDR and other memory processing interventions appropriate to various neuro-dissociative states  (EMDR training is NOT required for this course)

Instructional methods:

  • Lecture including multimedia presentations

  • Experiential exercises to enhance practice and understanding of concepts

  • Interactive consultation including conceptualization and development of  treatment strategies

  • Interactive small group practica including skills building around competency based  intervention and therapeutic stance

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