Live Seminar

Risky Business: Working with Compulsive and Self-Endangering Behaviors in Trauma Survivors

Objective

  • Describe the Reactive Avoidance model (RAm)
  • List three different distress reduction behaviors
  • Outline the central components of trigger management
  • Describe two ways in which implicit processing occurs in RAm-based therapy

 

Upcoming Dates For This Seminar

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This seminar runs from 9am to 4pm.

This seminar runs from 9am to 5pm.

 

Course Description

Survivors of trauma and early attachment disturbance are at elevated risk of a variety compulsive and self-endangering behaviors, ranging from suicidality and self-injury to substance abuse, indiscriminant sexual activities, and binge eating. Many of these difficulties are seen as symptoms of a personality disorder, behavioral addiction, or impulse control disorder. However, emerging research indicates that they are more accurately understood as coping/homeostatic responses to triggered childhood memories and inadequate emotional regulation capacities.

Calling on his new book, Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors, Dr. Briere presents an innovative, integrated approach to self-endangering behavior, the Reactive Avoidance model (RAm). Based on new research on memory reconsolidation, implicit processing, and revisions to habituation theory, this treatment system directly targets the memory/dysregulation dynamic, with interventions such as:

-emotional regulation training

-trigger management

- mindfulness, metacognitive awareness, and emotional surfing procedures

- ReGAINing

- implicit memory processing

- in vivo treatment of implicit memory activations, and

- harm reduction

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits

Instructor

John Briere Ph.D.

is Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. At USC, he teaches and consults in the burn unit, inpatient psychiatry, and emergency services. Dr. Briere’s newest book is Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2018).

Registration Information

A continental breakfast, catered lunch, and afternoon snacks are included in the registration fee for all seminars.

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the seminar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the seminar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the seminar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the seminar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS seminar. No refunds will be given.

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