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John Briere, Ph.D.

The Pain Paradox: Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience in Trauma Therapy

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Description

In this workshop, Dr. Briere describes a nonpathologizing approach to the treatment of complex trauma that involves 4 pathways to trauma resolution:
  • reworking activated attachment schemas in the presence of a compassionate and attuned therapist;
  • reducing negative emotional responses to memory by encouraging awareness and mindfulness during emotional processing;
  • increasing capacity to regulate and tolerate negative emotional states; and
  • helping to change the client’s relationship to his or her internal experience through greater metacognitive awareness.
John integrates Buddhist tenets of impermanence, dependent arising, and loving-kindness into trauma therapy, and reveals how this ancient philosophy can inform and improve modern approaches to treatment.

Topics Covered

Complex Trauma

  • What is it?
  • What are its effects?
Trauma, Pain, and Suffering
  • “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”
  • Defining pain
  • Defining suffering
The Pain Paradox
  • Suppression, rejection, or avoidance of pain = increased suffering and decreased awareness
  • Nonjudgmental acceptance of pain = decreased suffering and increased awareness
Trauma, Chaos, Pain, & Other Opportunities
  • Western cultures’ response to pain, trauma
  • Can trauma and posttraumatic distress be reinterpreted?
  • Posttraumatic growth
Mindfulness
  • Definition * Nonjudgment and acceptance
  • Metacognitive awareness
The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Primary finding of treatment outcome studies
  • Therapeutic relationship as antidote
  • Context for attachment-based activations
  • Optimal therapist characteristics and behaviors
Deconstructing Trauma: Cognitive Aspects of Trauma Therapy
  • Practicing nonjudgment and acceptance
  • Metacognitive awareness revisited
  • Nonsuppression * Nonidentification
  • Cognitive reconsideration
  • Trigger identification and intervention
Titrated Emotional Processing
  • Classic exposure therapy
  • Encouraging feelings and awareness “Inviting your pain to tea” * The therapeutic window
  • Counterconditioning effects of compassion and attuned connection

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J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835