East Meets West in Psychotherapy
Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP and Colin Ross, MD Webinar
10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET
Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP
July 10 Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP and Colin Ross, MD Webinar
East Meets West in Psychotherapy: Trauma | Stress Disorders | Psychosis
Colin Ross, MD, International Trauma Expert and Author of 34 books will explore the topics of trauma and psychosis. Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP, will discuss treating complex traumatic stress disorders in adults using the PRISM Meta-Model.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE?
- Private Practice Therapists
- Addiction Professionals
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Other Professionals working in the Behavioral Health Field
Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified counseling psychologist who retired from 35 years in clinical practice in Washington, DC and is now a consultant/trainer on trauma psychology and treatment.
Colin A. Ross, M.D.
Colin Ross M.D. is the author of 225 peer-reviewed papers and 32 books. He is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He consults to hospital trauma programs in Texas, Michigan and California.
Saturday, July 10
- Participants will be able to identify the criteria for Disorders of Self-Organization.
- Participants will be able to identify three reasons that the sequenced model has utility with this population.
- Participants will be able to identify what the acronym PRISM stands for.
10:00 am to 1:15 pm ET
Session 1: Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults: The PRISM Meta-Model
In this talk, Dr. Courtois will discuss the aftereffects as identified in the CPTSD diagnosis and the Developmental Trauma Disorder conceptualization. We will discuss these in terms of their complexity and their compounded, layered, and entwined physiological and psychological origins that occur over time and have varied modes of expression, including dissociative responses. Symptoms will be discussed as efforts at adaptation to the trauma that often become maladaptive over time when they are used out of their original context.
In addition, she will talk about the development of treatment models for complex traumatic stress disorders that address their many manifestations. In the aftermath of our recently revised book on complex trauma treatment, Julian Ford and I have developed a treatment meta-model along with guidelines to assist the clinician in what can be a very challenging and confusing treatment process. The acronym PRISM refers to treatment that is Personalized, Integrative, Sequenced, Relational, and Multi-component treatment. Each of these will be presented along with its specific rationale and sub-components. Following this lecture, attendees will be able to discern how the various treatment models presented in this Congress on Attachment and Trauma fit within this meta-model.
1:15 pm to 1:30 pm ET
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Session 2: Trauma and Psychosis
In this talk, Dr. Ross will discuss the complex relationships between trauma psychosis and dissociation. Contrary to what is widely believed in the mental health field, psychosis is not primarily due to genes – it is more a reaction to the environment, including psychological trauma. This means that environmental interventions like psychotherapy deserve more emphasis in the treatment of psychosis. Dr. Ross will illustrate this by describing the therapy technique of talking to the voices. In addition, he will discuss the similarities and differences between dissociation and psychosis – clinicians too often assume that means psychosis – in fact, auditory hallucinations are often dissociative in nature and can be engaged in psychotherapy.
|1. Participants will be able to describe the similarities and differences between dissociation and psychosis.|
|2. Participants will be able to describe the role of trauma in psychosis|
|3. Participants will be able to describe the therapy technique of talking to the voices|
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