Working with Adult Clients with Attachment Trauma – Arun Mansukhani


Date: September 16th 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 11:30am – 6:30pm GMT (+1) / 6:30am – 1:30pm EDT / 3:30am – 10:30am PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Arun Mansukhani
Price: £99 GBP / $130 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Speaker Information

Arun Mansukhani is a Clinical Psychologist (PsyD) and Sexologist with 25 years of experience as a therapist. He holds Master’s degrees in Sexology, in Behavioural-Cognitive Therapies, in Hypnosis and is an EMDR Europe accredited consultant and facilitator. He is also a Level III Sensorimotor therapist. He has been Vice Director at the IASP centre in Malaga (Spain) from 1994 to 2018 and is currently leading a team of psychologists working with trauma and attachment issues at the Centre for Emotional Regulation, at Malaga.

He has been a Member of the Presidential Committee of the Illustrious College of Psychologists (COP-AO), Member of the Presidential Committee of the Spanish Federation of Sexologists (FESS), External Consultant for the Government of the City of Madrid on Social Addictions, President of the Assessment Committee of International Adoptions and External Advisor to the ORAS-CONHU (UN-Population Fund) on teen pregnancy. He has participated in many national and international conferences as a speaker and has wide teaching experience in seminars, workshops and master’s degrees.

How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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