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Healing the Traumatised Self: Overcoming Challenging Moments in Trauma Treatment

A 2-day study group led by Professor Ruth Lanius

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March 2019 - London

This workshop will discuss treatment challenges frequently encountered in trauma assessment and treatment from a clinical and neurobiological perspective. Practical strategies on how to deal with these difficulties will be outlined throughout the seminar through clinical case examples and role-plays. The importance of the therapeutic alliance and the effect of traumatic re-enactments on the part of both the therapist and the client will be discussed. Integrative therapeutic interventions aimed at restoring the self through resolution of key symptoms - dissociative flashbacks, dissociative voice hearing, out-of-body experiences, fragmentation of the self, self-mutilation, affect dysregulation, including high intensity emotional states, positive affect intolerance, and emotional numbing - will be described and demonstrated through role-plays. Moreover, treatment approaches focusing on re-establishing interpersonal functioning and preventing the inter-generational transmission of trauma will be reviewed. Finally, effective means of preventing vicarious traumatisation in therapists will be identified.


Dr Ruth Lanius
Ruth Lanius MD PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book, Healing the traumatized self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment with Paul Frewen.


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Handouts and lunch included

Self-funded: £240
Self-funded x 2: £400
Organisationally-funded: £400
Under 25's: £120
This event with our online video package Trauma & Dissociation: £350

CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 12 hours will be provided at the event

The Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
20-28 Bolsover Street

09.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea
17:00 End of day 1

09.30 Coffee
10.00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea
17:00 End