Friday, 13. September 2019, Inova Epic Training Center, Treating the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors

from 13. September 2019 - 8:00 till 16:00

Inova Epic Training Center

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Inova Health System is pleased to host Lisa Ferentz, from The Ferentz Institute.  Lisa will be presenting on the topic of: Treating the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors.  This Session will carry (6) CEUs and is recommended for: Social Workers, Counselors, and Therapists in the mental health community.
*Continental Breakfast included*
*Free parking available in Epic Training Center parking garage*
* Please contact Donna Freeman with questions: .
 

 
About the Presenter:
Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for 32 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, and the UK.She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Maryland School of Social Work, University of Baltimore at Maryland, University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine, and is the Founder of The Ferentz Institute, formerly known as The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, now going into its tenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 800 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.


 
Workshop Preview:
Clients with histories of trauma, neglect, or insecure attachment lack the ability to engage in appropriate affect regulation.  As a result, they turn to self-destructive strategies including: self-mutilation; addictions; and eating disorders to cope and self-soothe.  As we explore the relationship between trauma, attachment, and a cycle of self-destructive behaviors participants will learn a variety of creative and effective treatment strategies designed to reduce and eventually extinguish the behaviors, without relying on ineffective “safety contracts".
 

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Learning Objectives:
Explain the concepts of inter-regulation and auto-regulation and their connection to self-destructive behavior.

Describe the onset of self-destructive behaviors and its relationship to trauma, parental absence, and the developmental challenges of adolescence.
Distinguish between the four attachment patterns and describe the manifestations of disorganized attachment.
Explain the cycle and perpetuation of self-injury, and the ways in which dissociation and anxiety influence the process.

Identify at least 6 reasons why clients hurt themselves


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