Traumatic Attachment and Co-Regulation: The Neurobiology of Relationship

Presented by Janina Fisher, PhD on 06-26-2015 at 9 a.m. Pacific

For people who have experienced trauma and fear, attachment failure can be an inevitability, and the experience of trauma leaves its mark on all subsequent relationships, including the therapeutic relationship. Rather than experiencing closeness as a haven of safety, the traumatized person will develop fears associated with relationship. Because one's capacity for tolerating affect without becoming overwhelmed depends upon secure attachment, challenges will surface in relationships as a result of a person's vulnerability to affect dysregulation.

In this web conference, we will address the impact of traumatic attachment experiences on affect regulation and learn to work with the relational and somatic legacies of attachment. Material will draw on neuroscience, attachment research, and sensorimotor psychotherapy, a body-centered talk therapy designed to treat trauma and affect dysregulation. We will look at implementing interventions that challenge trauma-related patterns in relationships and methods for helping regulate our clients' dysregulated autonomic and emotional states.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe the effects of trauma-related attachment on affect regulation.
  2. Identify the effects of disorganized attachment.
  3. Utilize somatic interventions to address attachment and trauma-related issues in psychotherapy.
  4. Employ co-regulation and social engagement to modulate client dysregulation.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

At the conclusion of this event, you will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate. You will need to enter the start and end codes that will be announced at the beginning and end of the presentation. These codes confirm that you attended the entire event. You will be prompted to complete a survey. You will need to complete this online survey within six days of the event. Once you complete the survey, you can download a copy of your CE certificate instantly.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Highlights

I appreciated the candor and openness, especially regarding mistakes, as they are among the best learning tools. The way she reframed other writers ideas and concepts put words to what I experience in my practice. - Deanna Miesch, LPC-S

​I hope to apply some new things in my work with clients as a result of this workshop. - Bruce Campbell, LMFT

Meet the Presenter

Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD is a clinical psychologist, as well as an instructor at the Trauma Center, which serves as a research center and an outpatient clinic. She is also the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute's Assistant Director, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, former instructor at Harvard Medical School, and former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Fisher is an international speaker on integrating attachment and neurobiological research with newer trauma treatment paradigms into more traditional modes of therapy. Dr. Fisher is co-author of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). For more information about Dr. Fisher, please visit www,janinafisher.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.