Traditionally we have used talk therapy to address trauma, a process that is considered to be a “top-down” approach as it engages the “thinking” part of the brain. Research in the last 20 years, specifically in the area of brain scan technology, has indicated that a “bottom up” approach which engages the limbic region of the brain is more effective in addressing trauma. This bottom up approach calms the hyper aroused deeper parts of the brain and aids in reducing distress and prevents traumatic memory from further imprinting on the limbic system. .
The Group Treatment Intervention presented in this workshop is as 3 module “bottom up” approach to healing trauma. It has been designed to address the symptoms associated with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder /Developmental Trauma. The participants will be provided psychoeducation and tools to assist their clients in calming arousal in the body, manage emotion regulation, identify triggers and process traumatic experience, develop an individuated sense of self, and reduce intra/inter personal struggles related to past traumatic experiences.
The three modules presented include:
- Stabilization/ Window of Tolerance
- Trauma Processing (Triggers)
- Individuation /Integration “Consolidating the Gains” (ISTSS, 2012)
The skills presented in the modules will be illustrated using client cases and an interactive review of group related scenarios
- Become familiar with basic stabilization skills to reduce arousal and increase Window of Tolerance
- Expand Knowledge of Here and Now Processing model including exploration of ‘triggers’.
- Review of the strengths based approach to supporting clients in the process of individuation, integration and consolidating the gains (ISTSS, 2012)
- Review the process of facilitating a trauma based group.
Member Fee: $67.80 (includes HST)
Non-Member Fee: $84.75 (includes HST)
GROUP DISCOUNT: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Dates & Location
February 22, 2021
1:00 – 4:00 pm
This is a webinar using Zoom
Pre-requisite Training: Adult Survivors of Developmental Trauma: A Framework for Assessment and Intervention which is February 1 and 8, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Ruth Linnen, MTS, (cert) OAMHP, RP, Certified EMDR Therapist
Ruth Linnen began her practice in psychotherapy in 1996. She is the founder and owner of Certified Professional Counselling Centre. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with a specialty in trauma consultation, assessment, treatment, and training with additional training in Critical Incident Stress Management (Advanced) , ASIST, and Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA , Level II), CBT, DBT and Sensorimotor psychotherapy. She is also a Certified EMDR Therapist. In her private practice she provides trauma intervention to community based agencies who have experienced a critical incident as well as Family, Couple’s, Individual, and Group therapy.
Ruth was a primary mental health clinician with CMHA for 19 years providing assessment, treatment, training, and consultation in various areas of mental health including mood disorders, psychosis, and trauma. Her role at CMHA also included program development, training of colleagues in trauma, the provision of psychotherapy groups, and clinical supervision of students.
Ruth provides training workshops and program development to various community partners including Child/Adult mental health, CISM Peer Teams, Community Living, Child Welfare and, First Nation Communities. She is a clinical supervisor for those requiring supervision hours for registration with CRPO and other professionals working in the private and public sector who work with adults, adolescents, and families.