Survivors of trauma and early attachment disturbance are at elevated risk of a variety of compulsive and self-endangering behaviors, ranging from suicidality and self-injury to substance abuse, indiscriminate sexual activities, and binge eating. Dr. Briere presents an innovative, integrated approach to self-endangering behavior, the Reactive Avoidance model (RAm). Calling on new research on memory reconsolidation, implicit processing, and revisions to habituation theory, this treatment system directly targets the memory/dysregulation dynamic, with interventions such as emotional regulation training; mindfulness, metacognitive awareness, and emotion surfing procedures; ReGAINing; implicit memory processing; in vivo treatment of implicit memory activations; and harm reduction. A new treatment component, trigger management, increases client autonomy, resilience, and problem-solving. Approaches to three risky behaviors will be presented in detail: self-injury, risky sexual behavior, and bingeing and purging. J&K will provide participants with newly developed worksheets and assessment instruments that organize and inform the treatment process.
J&K Seminars does not provide NBCC credit for this program.