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Since the definition of PTSD in the late 80’s, our understanding of the impact of traumatic experiences on mental health has been steadily growing. Findings suggest that early childhood adverse experiences could be related to 32% psychopathology in adults and up to 44% in children (Green et al, Archives of Psychiatry, 2010). Simultaneously, our comprehension of what exactly is a traumatic experience has also been growing, due mainly to neuroscience research. The result is that we now realize that a lot of clinical conditions are related to early traumatic experiences and that, in a large number of cases, we have patients that present features of complex trauma. In the last three decades, Psychology has responded to this new scenario with a series of novel psychotherapeutic approaches that attend traumatized patients. But a lot of clinicians are overwhelmed with all these new developments and findings, not knowing how to apply all the information available to actually enhance their therapeutic practice.
The present workshop intends to clarify all this and offer a clear picture about:
• Adverse and traumatic experiences and their relation to Psychopathology
• What exactly is trauma and a posttraumatic response. Types of trauma that can be identified (acute, defense system, attachment system, social ranking system, etc.) linked to different Action Systems. What is Complex Trauma.
• What do different psychotherapeutic approaches that work with traumatized patients have in common.
• Overview of how to work with patients that have childhood trauma and attachment issues underlying their present clinical problems.
- Participants will be able to interpret the concept of trauma from an affective behaviour system perspective and distinguish acute trauma (due to deregulation of defence system) from more complex types of trauma (due to simultaneous deregulation of various systems, including attachment system)
- Participants will learn the rationale behind different therapeutic approaches dealing with trauma, helping them to adjust treatment plans to individual clients in the context of each therapeutic relationship.
- Participants will learn to identify specific difficulties arising in therapeutic settings, related to different types of posttraumatic responses, that hinder or block processing and how to work through them with specific interventions.