The Power of Process in Healing Dissociation & Trauma (Pittsburgh, PA)
In many trauma-focused modalities, including EMDR therapy, a great deal of fear still abounds on working with various manifestations of dissociation. This course seeks to debunk the myths and provide a practical and sensitive orientation to how the dissociative mind works. Participants are challenged to expand their internal knowledge of conceptualizing and healing dissociation within a trauma-focused lens for clinical practice. In this highly interactive workshop, participants are given a primer on working with grounding skills in stabilization and preparation phases of trauma work. Special a ...Read more ttention is given to working with expressive arts and mindfulness-focused strategies. Participants will receive thorough instruction on the theory of structural dissociation through by exploring their own dissociative profile and internal system of parts. Strategies are given for translating this knowledge to practice settings and making the best clinical decisions possible, particularly in treatment planning/case conceptualization and working with abreactions. Special breakout components for EMDR therapists are offered throughout to discuss treatment issues specific to EMDR therapy, although the course is open to all working in a trauma-focused model. Less...
- To define dissociation in a trauma-focused manner and explain the multi-faceted, prismatic manner in which signs of dissociation may manifest
- To list 5 common myths about working with dissociative clients (For EMDR therapists only: List these myths specific to EMDR therapy)
- To explain the theory of structural dissociation and utilize at least two metaphors to explain it to a client
- To describe one’s own dissociative profile as an individual and translate this learning about the self into better understanding the internal world of a dissociative client
- To implement at least 2-3 strategies from expressive arts therapy and mindfulness-informed approaches into early phases (Stabilization/Preparation), particularly for grounding and building awareness, and in later phases (Closure) for safely concluding and linking sessions
- To apply at least 2-3 strategies learned through the previous objectives for enhancing case conceptualization and managing abreactions (For EMDR therapists only: Objective will be met specific to EMDR therapy through breakout components)
- To decrease overall fear and increase personal confidence in working with dissociative clients in professional settings
Friday, October 25, 2019
5743 Bartlett St., PIttsburgh, 15217
08:30 AM EDT - 04:00 PM EDTRegister for this event
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About the speaker
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Marich, currently working in private practice after many years of experience in inpatient mental health, inpatient chemical dependency, and outpatient dual diagnosis treatment, travels the world offering instruction on a variety of clinical topics. Jamie is the sole author of five solo books: EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple (2014), and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation, (2015). Jamie was interviewed as a master clinician in the DVD, Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century (2012) alongside icons like Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Robert Scaer, and Belleruth Naparstek. Jamie had the privilege of offering trauma recovery retreats at the Kripalu School for Yoga & Health in the Fall of 2012, at the Esalen Institute in the Spring of 2013 and Winter of 2014, and at Amrit Yoga Institute in the Fall of 2015 and 2016. In 2015, Marich launched her own EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy training curriculum and now enjoys training a new generation of EMDR clinicians alongside her collaborative faculty members (and friends) Amber Stiles-Bodnar and Dr. Stephen Dansiger. Marich and Dansiger worked collaboratively on the book EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care, released by Springer Publishing Company in November 2017. The New York Times featured her work with Dancing Mindfulness in 2017 as part of their Meditation for Real Life series. Her newest book, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery is schedule for an April 2019 release.
Jamie seeks to incorporate music and other forms of creative expression into her practice. As her career developed, Marich's love for experience-oriented methods of healing and trauma resolution intensified, prompting her to explore the conscious dance scene and various ways of applying these wonderful, "come as you are" practices into the healing process. After experiencing a variety of conscious dance practices and completing several trainings at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Marich was encouraged and inspired to develop her own, unique practice, which now exists in the form of Dancing Mindfulness. To date, Marich has taught conscious dance seminars at various conferences nationally and internationally and has trained more than 170 facilitators in the Dancing Mindfulness practice. She completed her Reiki Master teacher training in the Usui Shiki Ryoho system of Reiki under Master Valerie Spitaler. Marich is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) through the International Association of Expressive Arts Therapy and offers a full certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy through her Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Jamie is a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and has training in several other trauma-informed and recovery yoga approaches. Additionally, Jamie developed the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga with Jessica Sowers. In 2017, she earned her Women Empowered Pink Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu.
To read more on Dr. Jamie Marich and to find out where you can connect with her at a live event, please visit her main site, www.jamiemarich.com.