Jul
8
Mon
40th Anniversary Cape Cod Institute
Jul 8 – Aug 23 all-day

Founded in 1980, The Cape Cod Institute is known worldwide for the excellence of the CE courses and seminars it offers for educators, mental health, behavioral, leadership and management professionals and members of other professions who apply behavior science knowledge in their practices.

The Institute’s week-long workshops and certification, on a broad spectrum of topics in leadership and psychology, ranging from trauma to mindfulness, from anxiety to diversity, are taught by leading thinkers and doers and are attended by practitioners from throughout North America and every continent.

The Cape Cod Institute was the first in its field offering interactive education and in-person learning with thought leaders and master teachers, at a pace, and in a setting that fosters learning. Classes take place in the morning hours of a five-day week, leaving the remainder of the time free for study and leisure, and for networking with colleagues in a setting of striking natural beauty.

Our courses are designed for health and mental health professionals (including: psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, MFTs) and for OD and HR practitioners. Our offerings are approved for CE credit by many professional accrediting organizations. Learn more at http://www.cape.org/: -> http://www.cape.org/

Jul
22
Mon
Assessment and Effective Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders @ N. Falmouth Cape Cod MA
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

This seminar will provide an overview of the assessment and treatment of both alcohol use disorder and disorders related to other substances of abuse. The focus will be on the chronic disorders (i.e., abuse and dependence). A comprehensive approach to evaluation will be provided, with multiple levels of assessment, starting with screening. Similarly, an overview of treatment elements, including an integrated approach, will be reviewed. Non-medication treatment options including behavioral treatment strategies will be reviewed as well as pharmacological interventions. There will be an emphasis on the role of psychotherapy, referral to AA and SMART Recovery and helping family members of patients with substance use disorders. The seminar will emphasize effective techniques to deal with denial, ambivalence, and reluctance to change of the unmotivated patient. It will be then demonstrated how to motivate, persuade, and confront effectively.

A specific area of focus will be assessment and treatment of patients with co-occurring disorders. Among the substance use disorders, alcohol disorder will be emphasized – especially the underlying neurobiology and resulting targets of medication intervention. Also emphasized is opioid use disorder with special attention given to medication treatment options and how best to use them as well as to especially risky subpopulations. In addition, among the co-occurring psychiatric disorders, trauma will be a topic of more in-depth review.

FACULTY
Mark Albanese, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry & Addictions Program, Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Albanese has published extensively in the area of alcohol and substance use disorders with particular expertise in the area of substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Risk Management Credits: Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2019: Practice and Update
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

This seminar will provide an updated review of clinically relevant recent advances in neurobiology with a focus on the pathophysiology and psychopharmacological treatment of the major psychiatric disorders. The seminar will focus on the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety spectrum disorders. The effectiveness of atypical and conventional antipsychotic drugs, as well as newer medications, will be reviewed. The seminar will address strategies for bipolar patients who are noncompliant or treatment-resistant, approaches to the acutely psychotic, recovering psychotic patient, and the concept of early intervention. Special consideration will be given to ketamine, ECT, TMS and augmentation strategies in treatment-resistant depression,

The role of switch versus augmentation and combination strategies for treatment-resistant depression will be reviewed as well as best treatments for subtypes of major depression including atypical depression. The role of psychopharmacology in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders, OCD, panic, and traumatic syndromes will be highlighted. The latest advances in child and adolescent psychopharmacology will be presented. Throughout the seminar, the establishment and importance of the therapeutic alliance when prescribing all psychotropic medications will be underscored, as will the potential hazards/benefits of polypharmacy drug interactions.

FACULTY
Alan I. Green, MD, Russell G. Vasile, MD, Roscoe O. Brady Jr. MD, PhD,
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS. See bios on website.

Harnessing the Transformative Power of Mindful ACT Therapy: How to Live Well When Life Is Hard – John Forsyth, PhD & Jamie Forsyth, PhD
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based approach that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change in the service of living a more vital life. Led by a dynamic husband and wife team, this workshop will introduce ACT, both as a model and intervention technology, and illustrate its use across a broad set of problem areas that are commonly seen in mental health settings. This work can be challenging for both therapists and clients alike, for much of ACT work involves contacting difficult and painful psychological content without defense and for a purpose other than psychological relief. Thus, understanding the application and integration of the ACT model of psychological health and suffering is essential for effective ACT work.

Through lectures, live and video demonstrations, and practical experiential exercises, we learn ways to help our clients live well, richly, and meaningfully, without first having to eliminate sources of emotional and psychological pain. We will also learn how ACT can be integrated effectively into your mental health practice. Clinical worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.

Mental health professionals, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. Familiarity with ACT is not required. Learn more at: http://www.cape.org/2018/john_forsyth_jamie_forsyth.html:
-> http://www.cape.org/2018/john_forsyth_jamie_forsyth.html

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation – Janina Fisher, PhD
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Childhood abuse necessitates self-alienation: we must disown that humiliating “bad child” and work harder to be the “good child” acceptable to our attachment figures. In the end, we survive trauma at the cost of disowning and dissociating from our most wounded selves. While longing to be feel safe and welcome, traumatized individuals find themselves in conflict: alternating between clinging to others and pushing them away, hating themselves or hating others, yearning to be seen while trying to be invisible. Years later, these clients present in therapy with symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, diagnoses of bipolar and borderline personality disorder, and a distorted or absent sense of identity.

This workshop offers a practical hand’s on approach to traumatized clients with underlying issues of self-alienation and self-hatred by helping them to recognize how the trauma has left them fragmented and at war within their own minds and bodies.
Learn more at: https://www.cape.org/janina-fisher:
-> https://www.cape.org/janina-fisher

IMAGO: Helping Couples Differentiate and Connect – Harville Hendrix & Helen La Kelly Hunt
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

If you dread your next appointment with a couple, avoid doing couples therapy altogether but would like to, or love couples and want to do it better, join Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and faculty assistant Carol Kramer in this rare opportunity to study with the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy. In this training, you will learn how to look at couple’s therapy through a new lens and learn how to help couples see each other and their relationships in a new way, practice talking without polarizing, and shift from judgment to curiosity.

This theory driven, skill-building training will help you get to the heart of most couples’ biggest challenge—accepting difference and becoming partners in the co-creation of a Conscious Partnership which meets developmental needs from childhood, thus restoring original connection, full aliveness, and joy. Methods will include lectures, live demonstration, practice, and videos. The training is credited by the Imago International Training Institute towards certification as an Imago Therapist if you wish to continue training and become a Certified Imago Therapist. Learn more at: https://www.cape.org/harville-hendrix-and-helen-hunt:
-> https://www.cape.org/harville-hendrix-and-helen-hunt

Treating Couples Well: A Model for Creating Collaborative Couples Treatment
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Couples come into treatment presenting a wide array of issues: communication, conflict, sexuality, affairs, parenting, mental illness, substance abuse, multi-generational family problems etc. Couples often struggle with too many of these issues all at the same time.

Dr. David Treadway’s innovative collaborate model of organizing couples therapy helps the patients design their own treatment plan. This seminar will demonstrate how to give couples choice whether to work on making changes in the here and now, focus on healing from the wounds of their past, or visit the dynamics of their family of origin. Dr. Treadway will demonstrate with video, role play, and discussion how this model helps couples invest in their own treatment, learn how to collaborate respectfully, and tolerate living with unresolved issues while working on changing one aspect of their relationship at a time. Dr. Treadway will present a wide range of therapeutic strategies, protocols, and interventions for the many typical problems that couples present. A special emphasis will be on how to make “homework” work. This seminar will demonstrate how to engage and motivate couples to do homework and show the transformational impact on treatment when couples do follow through.

FACULTY
David Treadway, PhD is a nationally known therapist and author who has been giving workshops and trainings around the country for the past thirty years. In addition to several books, he is the author of over thirty articles and is a 2002 Psychotherapy Networker award winner for an article selected as one of the best ten pieces in their 25 year history. Dr Treadway has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20 and other television shows as well as hosting his own radio program on family communications.

Jul
24
Wed
NARM Practitioner Training for Developmental Trauma, MODULE 1
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an integrative clinical approach toward healing attachment, relational and developmental trauma.

Developed by Dr. Larry Heller, author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship, NARM is a cutting-edge model that integrates a bottom-up (somatic) and top-down (psychodynamic; CBT) approach within a context of interpersonal neurobiology. It also relies heavily on mindfulness in its practice. NARM is unique in the way it weaves together bottom-up and top-down processing toward re-organizing and transforming old patterns that limit our health, aliveness, and fulfillment.

With our understanding of trauma shifting toward greater focus on identifying and addressing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), thanks to the ACEs Study, NARM provides a powerful model for working with the early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. If you are looking for an approach that will help you with your most challenging clients, as one NARM graduate said, “I bless the day I discovered NARM!”

The NARM Practitioner training is a 4-module training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with complex trauma. The training is both didactic and experiential, including individualized support with skill building and integrating NARM into your clinical practice. CEUs are available for counselors, MFTs, social workers and psychologists. For more details submit your application, please visit this NARM page.
http://narmtraining.com/narm-practitioner-training-2019-2020-chicago-illinois/:
-> http://narmtraining.com/narm-practitioner-training-2019-2020-chicago-illinois/

Jul
29
Mon
CBT: A Primer for Psychotherapists
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day

The influence of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is widening. From its beginnings as a treatment for specific phobias, CBT is now indicated as primary or adjunctive treatment for a wide range of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Simultaneously, cognitive impairments are increasingly being viewed as core disturbances in several neuropsychiatric disorders and are benefited by a cognitive approach such as cognitive remediation.

At the same time, psychodynamic and other forms of psychotherapy remain extremely popular and sought-after methods of treatment. CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy represent two powerful methods of treatment. Th purpose of this course is to help dynamically oriented psychotherapists navigate the field of CBT, understand its methodology, and select interventions which may be of use in their current clinical work.

We will review efficacy data and therapeutic mechanisms for cognitive remediation approaches and discuss cognitive therapy approaches for bipolar disorder and for the treatment of delusions, hallucinations, and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. We will in part utilize a case presentation format, in which a case illustrating the subject matter of that morning will be presented and then discussed using the principles just developed. Live role-playing exercises will also be used to illustrate the application of social skills training principles and methods for induction of the relaxation response. Participants will be invited to present their own cases for consultation.

FACULTY
Robert M. Goisman, MD and Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD. See bios on website..

Complex Psychological Trauma and Recovery
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day

The essential features of psychological trauma are disempowerment and disconnection from others. The recovery process, therefore, is based on empowerment of the survivor and restoration of secure attachment and adult secure intimate relationships.

This seminar will review the long-term sequelae of: the combination of neglect and early childhood attachment disorganization; childhood trauma and abuse; later repeated trauma. To the core features of complex trauma in adults. The seminar will therefore delineate the complex symptoms frequently seen in patients with neglect and traumatic histories. We will then describe the principles upon which a collaborative therapeutic alliance may be established including a delineation of the three necessary components or “three pillars” for the treatment of the disorganized attachment component of complex trauma, three phases of phase-oriented trauma treatment for the trauma and abuse component of complex trauma.

The seminar will also address certain complication in the treatment of complex trauma, such as the contribution of sadistic abuse and factitious behavior to the overall response to treatment. Emphasis is given to learning step-by-step protocols for the treatment of complex trauma in adults. Teaching format includes didactic lectures, live demonstration of techniques, and audio-recorded case vignettes illustration to main treatment methods.

FACULTY
Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Brown is one the country’s leading thinkers and teachers of psychological trauma and has taught workshops on psychological trauma both nationally and internationally. He is the author of 15 books including two on developmental psychopathology, Human Feelings and Transformation of Consciousness and Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair, which is his latest book.

Jul
8
Mon
40th Anniversary Cape Cod Institute
Jul 8 – Aug 23 all-day

Founded in 1980, The Cape Cod Institute is known worldwide for the excellence of the CE courses and seminars it offers for educators, mental health, behavioral, leadership and management professionals and members of other professions who apply behavior science knowledge in their practices.

The Institute’s week-long workshops and certification, on a broad spectrum of topics in leadership and psychology, ranging from trauma to mindfulness, from anxiety to diversity, are taught by leading thinkers and doers and are attended by practitioners from throughout North America and every continent.

The Cape Cod Institute was the first in its field offering interactive education and in-person learning with thought leaders and master teachers, at a pace, and in a setting that fosters learning. Classes take place in the morning hours of a five-day week, leaving the remainder of the time free for study and leisure, and for networking with colleagues in a setting of striking natural beauty.

Our courses are designed for health and mental health professionals (including: psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, MFTs) and for OD and HR practitioners. Our offerings are approved for CE credit by many professional accrediting organizations. Learn more at http://www.cape.org/: -> http://www.cape.org/

Jul
22
Mon
Assessment and Effective Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders @ N. Falmouth Cape Cod MA
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

This seminar will provide an overview of the assessment and treatment of both alcohol use disorder and disorders related to other substances of abuse. The focus will be on the chronic disorders (i.e., abuse and dependence). A comprehensive approach to evaluation will be provided, with multiple levels of assessment, starting with screening. Similarly, an overview of treatment elements, including an integrated approach, will be reviewed. Non-medication treatment options including behavioral treatment strategies will be reviewed as well as pharmacological interventions. There will be an emphasis on the role of psychotherapy, referral to AA and SMART Recovery and helping family members of patients with substance use disorders. The seminar will emphasize effective techniques to deal with denial, ambivalence, and reluctance to change of the unmotivated patient. It will be then demonstrated how to motivate, persuade, and confront effectively.

A specific area of focus will be assessment and treatment of patients with co-occurring disorders. Among the substance use disorders, alcohol disorder will be emphasized – especially the underlying neurobiology and resulting targets of medication intervention. Also emphasized is opioid use disorder with special attention given to medication treatment options and how best to use them as well as to especially risky subpopulations. In addition, among the co-occurring psychiatric disorders, trauma will be a topic of more in-depth review.

FACULTY
Mark Albanese, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry & Addictions Program, Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Albanese has published extensively in the area of alcohol and substance use disorders with particular expertise in the area of substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Risk Management Credits: Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2019: Practice and Update
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

This seminar will provide an updated review of clinically relevant recent advances in neurobiology with a focus on the pathophysiology and psychopharmacological treatment of the major psychiatric disorders. The seminar will focus on the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety spectrum disorders. The effectiveness of atypical and conventional antipsychotic drugs, as well as newer medications, will be reviewed. The seminar will address strategies for bipolar patients who are noncompliant or treatment-resistant, approaches to the acutely psychotic, recovering psychotic patient, and the concept of early intervention. Special consideration will be given to ketamine, ECT, TMS and augmentation strategies in treatment-resistant depression,

The role of switch versus augmentation and combination strategies for treatment-resistant depression will be reviewed as well as best treatments for subtypes of major depression including atypical depression. The role of psychopharmacology in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders, OCD, panic, and traumatic syndromes will be highlighted. The latest advances in child and adolescent psychopharmacology will be presented. Throughout the seminar, the establishment and importance of the therapeutic alliance when prescribing all psychotropic medications will be underscored, as will the potential hazards/benefits of polypharmacy drug interactions.

FACULTY
Alan I. Green, MD, Russell G. Vasile, MD, Roscoe O. Brady Jr. MD, PhD,
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS. See bios on website.

Harnessing the Transformative Power of Mindful ACT Therapy: How to Live Well When Life Is Hard – John Forsyth, PhD & Jamie Forsyth, PhD
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based approach that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change in the service of living a more vital life. Led by a dynamic husband and wife team, this workshop will introduce ACT, both as a model and intervention technology, and illustrate its use across a broad set of problem areas that are commonly seen in mental health settings. This work can be challenging for both therapists and clients alike, for much of ACT work involves contacting difficult and painful psychological content without defense and for a purpose other than psychological relief. Thus, understanding the application and integration of the ACT model of psychological health and suffering is essential for effective ACT work.

Through lectures, live and video demonstrations, and practical experiential exercises, we learn ways to help our clients live well, richly, and meaningfully, without first having to eliminate sources of emotional and psychological pain. We will also learn how ACT can be integrated effectively into your mental health practice. Clinical worksheets and other practical tools will be provided.

Mental health professionals, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. Familiarity with ACT is not required. Learn more at: http://www.cape.org/2018/john_forsyth_jamie_forsyth.html:
-> http://www.cape.org/2018/john_forsyth_jamie_forsyth.html

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation – Janina Fisher, PhD
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Childhood abuse necessitates self-alienation: we must disown that humiliating “bad child” and work harder to be the “good child” acceptable to our attachment figures. In the end, we survive trauma at the cost of disowning and dissociating from our most wounded selves. While longing to be feel safe and welcome, traumatized individuals find themselves in conflict: alternating between clinging to others and pushing them away, hating themselves or hating others, yearning to be seen while trying to be invisible. Years later, these clients present in therapy with symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, diagnoses of bipolar and borderline personality disorder, and a distorted or absent sense of identity.

This workshop offers a practical hand’s on approach to traumatized clients with underlying issues of self-alienation and self-hatred by helping them to recognize how the trauma has left them fragmented and at war within their own minds and bodies.
Learn more at: https://www.cape.org/janina-fisher:
-> https://www.cape.org/janina-fisher

IMAGO: Helping Couples Differentiate and Connect – Harville Hendrix & Helen La Kelly Hunt
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

If you dread your next appointment with a couple, avoid doing couples therapy altogether but would like to, or love couples and want to do it better, join Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and faculty assistant Carol Kramer in this rare opportunity to study with the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy. In this training, you will learn how to look at couple’s therapy through a new lens and learn how to help couples see each other and their relationships in a new way, practice talking without polarizing, and shift from judgment to curiosity.

This theory driven, skill-building training will help you get to the heart of most couples’ biggest challenge—accepting difference and becoming partners in the co-creation of a Conscious Partnership which meets developmental needs from childhood, thus restoring original connection, full aliveness, and joy. Methods will include lectures, live demonstration, practice, and videos. The training is credited by the Imago International Training Institute towards certification as an Imago Therapist if you wish to continue training and become a Certified Imago Therapist. Learn more at: https://www.cape.org/harville-hendrix-and-helen-hunt:
-> https://www.cape.org/harville-hendrix-and-helen-hunt

Treating Couples Well: A Model for Creating Collaborative Couples Treatment
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Couples come into treatment presenting a wide array of issues: communication, conflict, sexuality, affairs, parenting, mental illness, substance abuse, multi-generational family problems etc. Couples often struggle with too many of these issues all at the same time.

Dr. David Treadway’s innovative collaborate model of organizing couples therapy helps the patients design their own treatment plan. This seminar will demonstrate how to give couples choice whether to work on making changes in the here and now, focus on healing from the wounds of their past, or visit the dynamics of their family of origin. Dr. Treadway will demonstrate with video, role play, and discussion how this model helps couples invest in their own treatment, learn how to collaborate respectfully, and tolerate living with unresolved issues while working on changing one aspect of their relationship at a time. Dr. Treadway will present a wide range of therapeutic strategies, protocols, and interventions for the many typical problems that couples present. A special emphasis will be on how to make “homework” work. This seminar will demonstrate how to engage and motivate couples to do homework and show the transformational impact on treatment when couples do follow through.

FACULTY
David Treadway, PhD is a nationally known therapist and author who has been giving workshops and trainings around the country for the past thirty years. In addition to several books, he is the author of over thirty articles and is a 2002 Psychotherapy Networker award winner for an article selected as one of the best ten pieces in their 25 year history. Dr Treadway has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20 and other television shows as well as hosting his own radio program on family communications.

Jul
24
Wed
NARM Practitioner Training for Developmental Trauma, MODULE 1
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an integrative clinical approach toward healing attachment, relational and developmental trauma.

Developed by Dr. Larry Heller, author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship, NARM is a cutting-edge model that integrates a bottom-up (somatic) and top-down (psychodynamic; CBT) approach within a context of interpersonal neurobiology. It also relies heavily on mindfulness in its practice. NARM is unique in the way it weaves together bottom-up and top-down processing toward re-organizing and transforming old patterns that limit our health, aliveness, and fulfillment.

With our understanding of trauma shifting toward greater focus on identifying and addressing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), thanks to the ACEs Study, NARM provides a powerful model for working with the early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. If you are looking for an approach that will help you with your most challenging clients, as one NARM graduate said, “I bless the day I discovered NARM!”

The NARM Practitioner training is a 4-module training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with complex trauma. The training is both didactic and experiential, including individualized support with skill building and integrating NARM into your clinical practice. CEUs are available for counselors, MFTs, social workers and psychologists. For more details submit your application, please visit this NARM page.
http://narmtraining.com/narm-practitioner-training-2019-2020-chicago-illinois/:
-> http://narmtraining.com/narm-practitioner-training-2019-2020-chicago-illinois/

Jul
29
Mon
CBT: A Primer for Psychotherapists
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day

The influence of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is widening. From its beginnings as a treatment for specific phobias, CBT is now indicated as primary or adjunctive treatment for a wide range of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Simultaneously, cognitive impairments are increasingly being viewed as core disturbances in several neuropsychiatric disorders and are benefited by a cognitive approach such as cognitive remediation.

At the same time, psychodynamic and other forms of psychotherapy remain extremely popular and sought-after methods of treatment. CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy represent two powerful methods of treatment. Th purpose of this course is to help dynamically oriented psychotherapists navigate the field of CBT, understand its methodology, and select interventions which may be of use in their current clinical work.

We will review efficacy data and therapeutic mechanisms for cognitive remediation approaches and discuss cognitive therapy approaches for bipolar disorder and for the treatment of delusions, hallucinations, and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. We will in part utilize a case presentation format, in which a case illustrating the subject matter of that morning will be presented and then discussed using the principles just developed. Live role-playing exercises will also be used to illustrate the application of social skills training principles and methods for induction of the relaxation response. Participants will be invited to present their own cases for consultation.

FACULTY
Robert M. Goisman, MD and Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD. See bios on website..

Complex Psychological Trauma and Recovery
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day

The essential features of psychological trauma are disempowerment and disconnection from others. The recovery process, therefore, is based on empowerment of the survivor and restoration of secure attachment and adult secure intimate relationships.

This seminar will review the long-term sequelae of: the combination of neglect and early childhood attachment disorganization; childhood trauma and abuse; later repeated trauma. To the core features of complex trauma in adults. The seminar will therefore delineate the complex symptoms frequently seen in patients with neglect and traumatic histories. We will then describe the principles upon which a collaborative therapeutic alliance may be established including a delineation of the three necessary components or “three pillars” for the treatment of the disorganized attachment component of complex trauma, three phases of phase-oriented trauma treatment for the trauma and abuse component of complex trauma.

The seminar will also address certain complication in the treatment of complex trauma, such as the contribution of sadistic abuse and factitious behavior to the overall response to treatment. Emphasis is given to learning step-by-step protocols for the treatment of complex trauma in adults. Teaching format includes didactic lectures, live demonstration of techniques, and audio-recorded case vignettes illustration to main treatment methods.

FACULTY
Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Brown is one the country’s leading thinkers and teachers of psychological trauma and has taught workshops on psychological trauma both nationally and internationally. He is the author of 15 books including two on developmental psychopathology, Human Feelings and Transformation of Consciousness and Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair, which is his latest book.