Working With Core Self Amidst Trauma
CAPT Member Kristina Kyser, RP, presents What Remains Intact: Working with Core Self in the Midst of Trauma, in Toronto.
There is compelling clinical support for the existence of a core self that remains undamaged even by severe psychological trauma. Access to this self is associated with resilience, mental clarity, embodiment, compassion, and change for the better. Incorporating methods from both Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), presenter Kristina Kyser will demonstrate the benefits of accessing core self in session as part of the treatment of severe trauma.
Through lecture and video illustrations of sessions, Kristina will track the steps involved in accessing core self. Attention will be paid to intra-relational work with protective parts and traumatized parts; making safe and explicit use of the therapist-client attachment; working with the backlash against positive change; the importance of consent and how to request it; and what core self looks, feels, and sounds like in session.
This workshop will be of interest to therapists working with trauma, including (Complex) PTSD, whether you are already familiar with AEDP and IFS, or you are practicing another modality and considering incorporating experiential work.
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