Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
Presenter: Janina Fisher, PhD
Dates: October 26, 2022. 12–3 PM
Fee: $135. Earlybird discount until 9/1 $95
Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.
This online workshop will be live and interactive.
You will be able to ask the presenter questions. The training will be recorded. All participants will have access to recordings for 8 weeks.
There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.
Neuroscience research has conclusively established that traumatic experiences are not consistently encoded as narrative memories. The responses that ensure survival and preserve our psychological integrity in the moment of threat do not diminish once safety is obtained. Meant to warn us of impending danger, these survival defenses continue to re-evoke the events of long ago, resulting in a ‘living legacy’ of enduring sensory and emotional effects experienced somatically rather than verbally.
The evolution of new neurobiologically-informed treatments offers new, hopeful answers to this legacy of symptoms: the loss of hope or energy, chronic dread and fear, the longing for human connection, shame and self-hatred, and self-destructive or addictive behavior. Rather than ‘treating’ the events that resulted in this legacy, neuroscience teaches us to treat their effects, the emotional and body memories, instead of the narrative. When baffling and treatment-resistant trauma symptoms are “decoded” neurobiologically, they become more comprehensible and treatable. Survivors of trauma feel normalized rather than inadequate, ashamed or ‘crazy.’ The effects of trauma have a indisputable logic once we understand their neurobiological purpose.
- At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize the cognitive, affective and somatic effects of traumatic events
- Identify signs of implicit non-verbal memory
- Describe interventions that directly address the neurobiological effects of trauma
October 24, 2022 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.
Notification of Acceptance
Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.
Tuition/registration payments are refundable until September 26, 2022. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).
Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.
Level of clinician
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This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.
Meet the Instructor:
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is an Advisory Board member of the Trauma Research Foundation and the author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017), Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), and The Living Legacy Instructional Flip Chart (2022). She is best known for her work on integrating mindfulness-based and somatic interventions into trauma treatment. More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com.
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