Workshop Series B
Friday, September 23rd 1:30pm-3:20pmWorkshop B1: IFS and Polyvagal Theory: Healing Through Compassionate Connection
Presenter: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D
Despite the diversity of content that brings clients to therapy, difficulty regulating their emotional experience is at the heart of their struggles. Clients can feel hijacked by extreme emotional states, uncomfortable in their own skin, and think or behave in ways they wish they wouldn’t. Polyvagal Theory (PVT) helps us understand what is happening on a biological level when our clients are emotionally dysregulated or stuck in adaptive survival states, such as fight, flight, freeze, or numb. Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) offers a compassionate, non-pathologizing approach to healing the wounded, burdened, and traumatized parts of clients’ systems and increasing internal harmony and connection. This workshop explores the integration of IFS therapy and Polyvagal Theory to help clinicians more safely and effectively use the IFS model in treatment.
Workshop B2: Beyond the Basics: Using EMDR with Dissociation, Attachment wounds and Neglect- Part 1
*note: this workshop is a continuation of it's morning Workshop A counterpart
Presenter: Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, DCHMS, BCN
In this session, we will take a deeper dive into the complex presentations that often confound effective PTSD treatment. A focus on dissociation, attachment wounding and neglect with training on interventions including ego states, neurofeedback, desensitization, attachment focused resourcing and interweaves. Use of all phases of EMDR with these presentations will be reviewed. Teaching methods will combine didactic and experiential learning opportunities with question/answer group discussion.
Workshop B3: A Survivor's Voice of Grief, Loss, and Finding Hope
Presenter: Ann Irr Dagle, Grief & Death Studies Certification
In this workshop Ann will share the journey of the loss, hope, and healing through her voice as a survivor of suicide loss. She will discuss the significance of stigma, myths and truth on suicide and how it may help or hinder the survivor. Ann will also share the valuable lessons learned of loss, love, and gifts she has received along the way. At the conclusion of the workshop the participants will have a better understanding: The myths surrounding suicide; The do’s and don’ts on how to respond to the survivors of a suicide death; How to support loss survivors in the weeks, months, and years after a loss; Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility; Death doesn’t end a story