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The Anatomy of Trauma: Past, Present and Future Approaches to Healing
Best Western Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center
1 North Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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The Anatomy of Trauma: Past, Present and Future Approaches to Healing

We now know the origins of most unhealthy behaviors and habitual patterns. Trauma, adverse childhood experience and disruption in attachment are at the core of psychopathology across shifts in culture and epigenetic fluctuation. You are invited to learn the interplay between socio-cultural and biological processes that shape our ability—or inability—to experience safety. This workshop deconstructs the anatomy of the brain in order to comprehend emotional dysregulation as it relates to traumatic experience. With up-to-date research on the neuroscience related to trauma as well as instruction on past oriented (exposure therapy and EMDR), present focused (Mindfulness and Seeking Safety) and an introduction to approaches moving forward in the field (Internal Family Systems), you will leave with a developmental perspective on the impact of trauma and applications to restore equilibrium to the body.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the developmental model for hyperarousal and dissociation (i.e., via interpersonal neurobiology) and learned adaptation.

2. Critically examine the history of trau


ma-based disorders in the DSM-III, DSM-IV and DSM-5.

3. Discuss cultural elements of trauma and the relevance of diagnosis.

4. Emphasize therapeutic alliance as the vehicle for treatment via engagement, assessment and intervention.

About the Presenter:

Andrew James Archer, MSW, LCSW is a mindfulness-based practitioner who integrates Zen Buddhism and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) as clinical interventions to treat rather than simply contain mental health symptoms. Andrew is the author of the 2013 memoir, Pleading Insanity, which details a genuine portrait of his own dramatic devastations through mania and depression as well as tools to manage symptoms. Andrew is an associate instructor for University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Andrew writes as a Topic Expert for GoodTherapy.org and practices psychotherapy at Midwest Center for Human Services in Madison, Wisconsin.

CE: Participants attending a full training will receive a certificate at the end of the training day for 6.0 CE hours. More information on CE qualification.




Contact: Rachel Kruse, WAFCA Event Coordinator, [email protected], 608.257.5939